/ˈdʌɪəmənd/a hard, rare and precious, colourless carbon mineral


/ˈdʌɪəmənd/a hard, rare and precious, colourless carbon mineral

Diamonds have been associated with purity, strength, wealth, virtue, power and most importantly love. Today, an appreciation for diamonds has evolved, not to only appreciate any diamond but to appreciate a truly rare diamond – The Diamond Works diamond.

The Diamond Works Institute is considered a true South African diamond and jewellery expert. Established in 2001, it has evolved to be one of the most renowned diamond facilities in the region.

Unearth the Secrets of Nature:

Geological Marvels

Step into the wonders of geological time and unravel the mysteries of diamond formation. Our exhibits will transport you deep beneath the Earth’s surface to witness the miraculous processes that create these dazzling gems over millions of years. You’ll be captivated by the extraordinary journey diamonds take from the depths of the Earth to the hands of skilled artisans.

Stories of Legends:

Famous Diamonds

Prepare to be dazzled as we showcase some of the most renowned diamonds within history. From the legendary Hope Diamond to the awe-inspiring Koh-i-Noor, our museum institute houses an exquisite collection of iconic replica gems that have left their indelible mark on the world’s cultural heritage.
Craftsmanship and Artistry:

The Diamond Journey

Delve into the craftsmanship and artistry that transforms rough natural diamonds into brilliant masterpieces. Witness the delicate process of cutting and polishing, where skilled artisans work tirelessly to unleash the inner radiance of each stone. Immerse yourself in the world of fine jewellery, where innovation and tradition meet to create one-of-a-kind pieces.
Sparkling Cultural Heritage:

Diamonds Across Cultures

Explore how South African diamonds have transcended borders and cultures, symbolizing love, power, and  prosperity throughout history. From royal crowns to symbolic amulets, our exhibits reveal South African diamonds have stood centre stage as a token that offers multifaceted significance across various societies, making diamonds cherished treasures of the past and the present.

The Science of Brilliance:

Grading and Beyond

Understand what fundamentals make a diamond expert as you learn about the fascinating science behind diamond grading. Discover the four Cs – cut, colour, clarity, and carat weight – and understand how they impact a diamond’s value and brilliance.
Engage with our hands-on team and learn to evaluate diamonds like a seasoned gemmologist.

Ethical Sourcing:

A Commitment to Sustainability

The Diamond Works prides itself in promoting responsible practices within the diamond industry. Learn about our commitment to ethical sourcing and sustainable mining,
supporting communities and protecting the environment. Witness how our efforts contribute to a brighter future for the social circumstances in Africa.

Unforgettable Experiences:

Sparkling Memories

Immerse yourself in a world of elegance and allure. Our museum offers a range of unforgettable experiences, from virtual reality adventures into diamond mines to hands-on workshops with expert jewellers. Create lasting memories as you explore the
shimmering beauty of diamonds from every angle.

Book Today:

Plan Your Visit

Whether you are a jewelry enthusiast, a history lover, or simply seeking an extraordinary experience, the Diamond Museum awaits your discovery. Unveil the captivating tales of these timeless gemstones and leave with a newfound appreciation for their enduring allure.

Diamond Grading

/ˈdʌɪəməndgrad”ing/defining the quality and value of a diamond

The Diamond Works grades, defines and searches for the perfect diamond proportion, polish and symmetry.

The ‘4C’ Diamond Charts clarify the standard for setting apart a diamond from a stone.

Diamond Cutting

/ˈdʌɪəmənd kʌtɪŋ/the art of transforming a rough diamond stone into a faceted gem

Diamond experts are schooled for 5 years, and then, master their skill for an additional 5 years before granted an attempt at cutting a 1 carat diamond.

Jewellery Manufacturing

ˈdʒuːəlrimanjʊˈfaktʃ’ring/ manipulating precious metal with applied heat to create artistic adornments.

Under the craft of our goldsmiths’ hands; fire rebirths gold and platinum into glorious one-of-a-kind jewellery pieces.

The Sparkling Tour

Explore the world of Diamonds in person with a complimentary museum and showroom tour. Book now for a personal experience.