After pick up at 9:30am, drive to a bespoke jewellery manufacturer in Central Cape Town where you learn about the industry. We embark on a “Sparkling” tour and learn about the history of diamonds and tanzanite. There will be an opportunity to see on-site diamond cutters, designers and goldsmiths at work..
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- colour, cut, clarity and carat.
Then drive to the V&A Waterfront and visit the second jewellery manufacturing workshop and diamond cutting and polishing factory. Standing behind glass windows you will witness the expertise that goes into the moulding of engagement rings, breath-taking pendants and stunning tanzanite masterpieces.
Lunch at the Waterfront (own account). After lunch we carry on to one of Africa’s premier destinations should you be passionate about gold, diamonds, tanzanite and African artefacts. 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, artefacts and curios, the presenter will show you fine pieces of a discerning range of authentic African pieces with inclusion of jewellery, animal skins and ostrich eggs.
The last part of the tour will take us to Greenmarket Square for Craft market Viewing and Shopping. Return to your hotel for drop off at approximately 17h00.