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Head Office

Address Level 1,
The Clock Tower Waterfront,
Cape Town,
South Africa
Phone +27 (0) 21 421 2788

Sales Offices

Address Level 1,
The Clock Tower Waterfront,
Cape Town,
South Africa
Phone +27 (0) 21 421 2788

Short Facts

Year of establishment 1991
Number of employees 150
Number of offices 2
Number of factories 2

Group companies

  • My Light Holdings (trading as Shimansky)

Shimansky Diamonds Pty Ltd


Shimansky is a vertically integrated diamond jewellery manufacturer and retailer, owned and headquartered in Cape Town, South Africa.

The group was established in 1991 and therefore has over 25 years’ experience in the manufacturing of rough diamonds and diamond jewellery and in diamond jewellery retailing. It has become one of South Africa’s most recognised jewellery brands and specialises in the sale of diamonds and tanzanite.

The group has more than 10 jewellery design patents and more than five international diamond cut patents, including the Shimansky Millennium diamond ring and Shimansky My Girl diamond cut.

The group’s flagship store is located in The Clock Tower Building on Cape Town’s waterfront and in addition to the retail outlet comprises a museum space showcasing the history of South Africa’s diamond mining industry and a small diamond manufacturing unit with open public viewing.

Shimansky is expandingto the USA market in the third quarter of 2017 with ambitious plans to create a global luxury brand.

Corporate Social Responsibility

Shimansky Diamonds' Corporate Social Investment includes, but is not limited to, social and financial benefits as well as personal progression and skills development.

Core Business Activity

Polished manufacturer; Jewellery design and manufacturer; Retailer.

Product Range Overview


Core Polished Diamonds

1.00ct + D-I/VS-SI (1.00ct – 5.00ct)

Specialist Polished Diamonds

Fancy Yellow (2.00ct – 10.00ct)

Diamond Jewellery

Platinum and 18K gold diamond jewellery

Micro pave Melee 3rd, 5th, Quarters Pointers +1cts +3cts +10cts Fancy shapes Fancy colours Proprietary or branded makes
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Additional Services

Exclusive diamond design, manufacturing and branding services.

Exclusive jewellery design, manufacturing and branding services.

Strategy and marketing of luxury goods.