Looking at a beautifully round cut diamond under the lens at The Diamond Bar while sipping on a delicious coffee is a unique experience. The cut is excellent. There is perfect symmetry under the lens; arrows radiating from the centre when viewed from the top or table of the diamond, and hearts when viewed from underneath on the pavillion.

Taking a moment to look up from the lens, one has a panoramic view of the Cape Town city harbour through windows that stretch the length of the showroom. The ambience is cosy and comfortable as relaxed music plays in the background, giving the place a tranquil feel.

The Diamond Shoppe has pioneered the concept of the Diamond Bar

A place where customers and diamond buyers can appreciate diamonds with a great cup of coffee or a tall glass of champagne in hand… And it’s not just for people who know their diamonds. The intention behind the bar is for it to be a place of diamond education, where anyone can learn to truly appreciate what makes these stones so uniquely desirable & special. It’s the perfect environment to learn more about the stones that have captured the popular imagination for so long.

The diamonds here are certified to the highest standard by the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) – the international standard for diamond grading. GIA classifies diamonds according to the 4Cs –Cut, Colour, Clarity and Carat weight. All of this information along with a detailed breakdown of the stone’s particular make-up can be found in each diamond certificate. As an additional layer of security, each diamond has its very own, unique GIA number along with the words ‘South Africa’ laser inscribed into its girdle. This ensures their value as investment items while branding their true origin as uniquely South African.

As you’re shown different diamonds with varying profiles you start to get a sense of why diamonds have gained the allure that they have. There’s something about them that grabs the eye – a truly great diamond seems almost alive with a dazzling brilliance that’s impossible to mimic.

If you’re interested in learning more about diamonds, whether you’re looking to invest or have a special occasion that you want to mark in a unique way, then book an appointment, and come on a guided tour of our state-of-the-art diamond cutting factory and visit our unique showroom where the Diamond Bar offers a relaxed and enjoyable way to find what you’re looking for.

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