Cape Town’s first Museum dedicated to Gems & Jewellery opens its doors   The Deputy Mayor of Cape Town, Alderman Nielsen, recently opened South Africa’s first Museum of Gems & Jewellery in Cape Town in VIP style at an exclusive function, hosted by Prins & Prins Diamonds.  Dedicated to the interaction of man and […]

The Kirstenbosch Crown Jewels

  We are excited to announce the upcoming auction of a beautiful and important all South African jewellery collection. The Kirstenbosch Crown Jewels were mentioned in a previous blog. At the time, we could not show the actual pieces. But here they are for you to see. Intrigued? This slideshow will tell you the story […]

A Look Inside the Heart of Prins and Prins

Many of our clients will never get to meet us, to sit with a delicious cappuccino or glass of champagne, in the beautiful and grand historic Huguenot House: home of our company. Many of you have been able to come in and consult with us in person, and for some clients, generations from one family […]

Sneak Preview: Glittering Masterpieces Celebrating Fynbos Jewels

What does Prins and Prins have to do with fynbos? Read further to find out more about a unique and exciting collection of exquisite fine jewellery. This year, June 2014 marks the end of Kirstenbosch botanical garden’s centenary. For 100 years, Kirstenbosch Gardens have loving grown and nurtured, protected and showcased the wonderful and unique […]

Gold and Creative Exploration

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Does gold have celestial origins? Two scientists put forward the theory that gold was introduced to the Earth when a meteor collided with our planet. Gold certainly does inspire celestial imagery when you see it glimmer in sunlight. Gold has a rich history of wars being waged over it and mankind has written many legends […]

PALLADIUM: Rarer than platinum – better than gold.


Palladium is a rare and lustrous silvery-white metal discovered in 1803 by William Hyde Wollaston. He named it after the asteroid Pallas (which was discovered in 1802 and named after the goddess Pallas Athena.) Palladium, platinum, rhodium, ruthenium, iridium and osmium form a group of elements referred to as the Platinum Group Metals (PGMs). These […]

What makes South Africa Unique – part 3

Where did man originate from…. A question asked by so many. Well, apparently it’s right here in South Africa!!Only one of many things that makes South Africa UNIQUE!   The Sterkfontein Caves in Gauteng, is the site where the oldest human skeletal remains IN THE WORLD was found, estimated to be 3.5 million years old! […]

101 Unique Feautures of Diamonds, Part 2

MORE FASCINATING FACTS ABOUT DIAMONDS, NUMBERS 21 – 38 In this, our 2nd part to this series, we present some more of the interesting and unique feautures of diamonds.

Unique Gem treasures from South Africa.

UNIQUE GEM TREASURES FROM SOUTH AFRICA Apart from diamonds, gold and platinum – the obvious big three South Africa has many gemstones found only here. One wonders how many locals are aware of this and why these unique treasures are not promoted with more pride to our overseas visitors. After all, what better way to […]

What makes South Africa Unique – Part 2 (other than diamonds…)

In this 2nd post in our series of what makes South Africa unique, we will be looking at our Geography. With so many incredible attributes, it is difficult to name only a few, but one of the most special to us we want to mention 1st is: Table Mountain has been officially inaugurated as one […]

PlatAfrica Awards 2012 – Prins & Prins Diamonds Jewellery Design and Manufacture

Prins & Prins Diamonds have always been commited to design and create masterly crafted diamond, tanzanite and gemstone jewellery. Realising how important it is to offer students/apprentices the oppurtunities to gain invaluable first hand experience in a working environment, we have been fortunate to work closely with the Mining Qualifications Authority for a few years […]