Explore the fascinating world of diamonds

Learn more about South African diamonds and explore the history of the South African diamond rush and where it all began.

The discovery of South African diamonds in 1867 sparked a historic diamond rush, and had a profound impact on the diamond world: within a decade, 95% of all diamonds were coming from South Africa.

Explore the romance and realities of this fascinating era as we trace the stunning rise and famous rivalries of the local diamond industry.

Cape Town Diamond Museum interior