Prins & Prins Museum of Gems and Jewellery

Prins & Prins Museum of Gems and Jewellery

This informative tour takes you through the history of jewellery.

The moment you walk through the door at Huguenot House in Cape Town’s Loop Street you’re immediately transported to Jan van Riebeeck’s Cape Town. Renovated to its current state in the late 1980s, the building now serves as Prins & Prins Diamonds’ headquarters and showroom, and more recently their Museum of Gems and Jewellery.

The museum is located in what was once a wine cellar, and is now also the workspace of Prins’s jewellers who you will encounter en route to the exhibition. The hour-long tour takes you past 23 educational displays, starting with jewellery’s origins and culminating in a display of the current workings of today’s multi-billion-rand industry.

And, after the tour, you might be tempted to browse the showroom for shiny bits and bobs to buy…


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Time of publication: 30 October 2016