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Prins & Prins

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Address: 66 Loop Street | Corner 66 Loop & Hout Streets, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
Phone Number:
+27 21 422 1090
09:00 - 13:00
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Mon - Fri 09:00 - 17:00
Sat 09:00 - 13:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

Prins & Prins was founded in 1982, and has since grown into one of...

Prins & Prins was founded in 1982, and has since grown into one of South Africa's premier private & family owned jewelers. Located in the authentically restored Huguenot House (circa 1752), a visit to us is more than just shopping, it is stepping back in time. While browsing our extensive and exquisite collections of diamonds, tanzanite and other gemstones, you are surrounded by original 18th century artwork showing the grandeur of this early Cape home.Enjoy a full bodied cappuccino or a glass of fine locally produced South African wine in our private courtyard, away from the hustle and bustle of the city centre, while admiring your jewellery under our ancient grapevine and the African sun.From custom design, to individually hand crafted items from our very own on-site workshop, Prins & Prins offers a full service from beginning to end. Come visit the jeweler that helped set the standards for jewellery in Cape Town. Come experience our Passion for Perfection. Come and see the best that Cape Town has to offer in terms of diamonds, tanzanite, gems and jewellery.

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Diamonds are a man's best friend

I didn't go to Cape Town to buy a diamond. But when a friend suggested Prins & Prins I was curious. I'm glad I went. They have the most fabulous collection. And they are 100% fair... read more

Reviewed 26 March 2017
andy m
Cambridge, United Kingdom

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 26 March 2017

I didn't go to Cape Town to buy a diamond. But when a friend suggested Prins & Prins I was curious. I'm glad I went. They have the most fabulous collection. And they are 100% fair and serious. I had a look at other options, but I was seduced by a tear drop necklace, pavé style. Petre, the main man,... More 

Thank andy m
Hilversum, The Netherlands
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 January 2017

After manny years we finally bought o We hesitated so long because we are lack of right knowledge. Information on internet is not enough. Diamond is EMOTION. In Prins and Prins we found understanding and the right information to make a responsible choice. We found Lindsay🌺 You have done for us a wonderful job. Calm and professional you explain the... More 

Thank Leopold v
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113 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2017

We found this place by chance while walking in Cape Town. It is very close to Long Street. We went in to have a look on diamond museum and unexpectedly had an excellent tour of the museum by very knowledgeable Stefan who explained everything and answered our queries. The place itself is a historic building and an absolute gem in... More 

Thank SalmanLondon
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 November 2016

I was looking for a special souvenir piece. Lindsay at Prins & Prins could not have been more helpful. Very happy with the beautiful piece and tailored service. Definitely worth a visit even if you just visit the store.

1 Thank Westamk
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

We decided to get an engagement ring at prins and prins. The lady who took care of us was Lindsay. We are sure that everyone else there is great too, but since we were only in contact with her we can only speak of our experience with her which was absolutely perfect! If you go there you might want to... More 

1 Thank Lasse A
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 24 October 2016

What a story, and what an experience this was.. We were there for hours, although it did not feel that way. Lindsey gave us an exquisite tour, telling us about the history of the building, before we got educated about stones, minerals etc. It was really interesting for us, and we left wiser, happier and with a physical and mental... More 

1 Thank SimonMicheleBH
Northern Cape, South Africa
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 August 2016

I initially made contact via the website and was looking to replace my wedding band that I lost. Tiana emailed me back and we must have exchanged 20 emails before I found the time to go in person. Tiana was patient, kind and respectful in everything. Her suggestions were excellent and her knowledge and advice on the diamonds and the... More 

1 Thank MissusJoshua
Cape Town, South Africa
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 July 2016

It is with the greatest of pleasure that we would like to express our deepest and sincerest appreciation and thanks to Prins & Prins Diamonds for assisting us in becoming the newly engaged Ciska and Deon Slabbert. Their attention to detail and customer service has left us with nothing but love in our hearts and the happiest of smiles. Thank... More 

2 Thank Deon S
Avon, CT
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170 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 February 2016

While we spent several hours here, but ultimately did not buy anything, I can attest that they are honest, trustworthy and will work hard for your business. The owner is a Rotarian, and if you are familiar with the organization, that says it all. Interesting little jewelry museum in the basement.

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South Wales
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Reviewed 11 February 2016

I was recommended this jewellers by friends who had previously purchased from them. Buying a diamond ring abroad is always worrying as you don't know if you have the genuine diamond when you return to you home country. I was absolutely astonished when I had my ring valued for insurance purposes back in the U.K. What an investment! I shall... More 

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