Unique experience about the diamond-, gold- and tanzanite industry in South Africa and will take you to the finest craftsmen. The day starts with a visit to a bespoke diamond specialist where you will be welcomed and taken on tour to witness all the processes to mold a fine piece of jewellery into a masterpiece.
Another unforgettable experience at a boutique factory follows and the tour will be rounded off after lunch stop with a visit to a third specialist in the field. Should you be interested in buying a piece on request, an expert will design an item to your taste and satisfaction and before you leave the country it will be delivered to your door.
After pick up from your accommodation at 9:30am, drive to a bespoke jewellery manufacturer in Central Cape Town where you learn about the industry. The tour then continues on a “Sparkling” tour, learn about the history of diamonds and tanzanite. There will be an opportunity to meet on-site diamond cutters, designers and goldsmiths. In the showroom you will view beautiful crafted pieces of jewellery, loose stones as well as a replica of the Cullinan, the largest diamond ever found. The knowledgeable presenter will tell you about the four “C”s of diamond cutting- color, cut, clarity and carat.
Then drive to the V&A Waterfront and visit the second jewellery manufacturing workshop and diamond cutting and polishing factory. The tour will start with an 8-minute film clip to brief you on the industry. Then a guided walking tour follows. Standing behind glass windows you will witness the expertise that goes into the molding of engagement rings, breath-taking pendants and stunning tanzanite masterpieces.
There will then be a break for lunch a the Waterfront (own expense). After lunch continue to one of Africa’s premier destinations should you be passionate about gold, diamonds, tanzanite and African artifacts. You will have the opportunity to see the largest collection of tanzanite jewellery as well as loose gems. Should you be interested in African art, artifacts and curios, the presenter will show you fine pieces of a discerning range of authentic African pieces with inclusion of jewellery, animal skins, ostrich eggs and an array of masks.
Time permitting, a local Craft market (Greenmarket Square) will be visited. Return to your hotel for drop off at approximately 5pm- 5:30pm.