The Term ‘Carat’ Explained

Ever wonder where the term ‘carat’ originates from? ‘Carat’ is a term used to describe the weight of a diamond, and the word originates from Ceratonia siliqua, commonly known as the Carob tree.

Cullinan Rough 3,106 Carats

Discovered in January 1905 at the Premier Mine in South Africa, the Cullinan Diamond is the largest gem-quality rough diamond ever discovered weighing 3,106ct and achieved instant notoriety across the globe.

Cape Town Diamond Museum Open

Mariëtte Du Toit-Helmbold, CEO of Cape Town Tourism and Yair Shimansky, CEO of Shimansky officially declare the Cape Town Diamond Museum open at a ribbon cutting ceremony held on 23 November 2011 in the newly ungraded Clock Tower Precinct at the Waterfront.