/ˈtanzənʌɪt/ an exceptional blue or violet gem, native to Tanzania


Tanzanite: 1000 times rarer than Diamonds

Welcome to The Diamond Works in Cape Town, your gateway to the alluring world of tanzanite, one of the rarest gemstones on Earth. Our esteemed institute invites you to explore the spirit of this truly African gem, known for its stunning blue and violet hues. 

The only polishing studio in the Southern Hemisphere, The Diamond Works Cape Town shares true beauty and natural wonder through the intricate journey of unearthing to handcrafting.
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A Sonata of Colour and Elegance

At The Diamond Works, you’ll be captivated by the natural tanzanite jewellery on display. From delicate earrings to intricate necklaces and rings, each piece is carefully handcrafted to showcase the beauty and the essence of tanzanite. Our master goldsmiths carefully brings an original design to life, all with tanzanite at the centre, focusing attention to the gem’s unmatched hues and speaking a story of in metal of beauty and sophistication.

Tanzanite: A Uniquely African Treasure

Found only in the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, tanzanite is a geological wonder. Its distinctive blue-violet colour, often described as “velvet blue,” makes it a sought-after gemstone for discerning collectors and jewellery enthusiasts worldwide.

Ethical Sourcing: A Commitment to Sustainability

At The Diamond Works, we are committed to responsible sourcing and ethical practices. Our dedication to sustainability ensures that every tanzanite you encounter is not only beautiful but also ethically acquired.

Experience the Tanzanite Journey: Guided Tours

Our expert consultants are eager to share the journey Tanzanite has made through history, mining, and craftsmanship. Learn about the gem’s fascinating discovery, its journey from a rough stone to dazzling jewel, and the meticulous cutting and polishing processes that enhance its intensity.

In appreciation of this captivating gem, The Diamond Works tells the historic tale of tanzanite, showcasing a first-hand cutting and polishing demonstration and wide range of the most elegant tanzanite jewellery pieces – offering the opportunity to take home a piece of rare African beauty.

Education and Certification: Become a Tanzanite Aficionado

Expand your knowledge with our educational experience. Discover the factors that influence tanzanite’s value and how to evaluate its quality. Gain insights into tanzanite’s grading and certification, empowering you to make informed decisions when choosing your own piece of this magnificent piece.

Create Your Own Tanzanite Masterpiece: Custom Design Services

For those seeking a one-of-a-kind piece of jewellery, our expert designers are ready to turn your vision into reality. Explore our custom design services and collaborate with our craftsman to create a your very own tanzanite masterpiece infused with your touch.

Plan Your Tanzanite Experience: Attend a Complimentary Sparkling Tour

Elevate your jewellery collection and explore the captivating world of tanzanite at The Diamond Works in Cape Town. Contact us to arrange a coutesy tour and embark on a journey filled with African spirit, beauty, and the appeal of this extraordinary gemstone.

Marking your Moment in Africa: Visit The Diamond Works

Whether you are a gemstone enthusiast, all-things-African appreciator, or simply seeking a unique experience in Cape Town, The Diamond Works is your destination of choice. Immerse yourself in the world of tanzanite and leave with unforgettable moments celebrating this unmatched natural stone.

The Sparkling Tour

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