Major travel publications across the globe have favoured Cape Town as their number-one destination for a while now. No surprise there! With gorgeous mountains, sparkling beaches, delicious wine and fantastic atmosphere, South Africa’s Mother City deserves this accolade through and through.
In addition, and thanks to all her natural splendour, Cape Town has become a hotspot for romantic getaways of a certain down-on-one-knee nature. Indeed, couples from all over the world come to our little sea-side city to get engaged in style.
What the travel brochures might not specify is that a Capetownian engagement makes as much logistical sense as it does romantically. Let me elaborate:
Diamonds from the source
Diamond mining has been one of South Africa’s many claims to fame since the early 1800’s. With our rich history concerning these celebrated gems, it is no wonder that diamonds South Africa and perfect proposals have become synonymous.
Owning a South African diamond, bought at the source has become a rite of passage for the well-travelled jewellery lover.
More bling for your buck
South Africa produces incredibly sought after, high quality diamonds, a claim few countries can make. Quality for quality, purchasing a diamond engagement ring here is therefore much more cost effective than it would be in say Europe or America. This is especially true when factoring in our VAT return system. Purchasing any high-end jewellery in South Africa means the 14% tax charged is redeemable at the airport on your way home. Easy as that! All you need is a non-South African passport and 14% of what you spent comes straight back to you.
At Mark Solomon Jewellers we still manufacture jewellery from scratch and by hand. This means your choices for a uniquely beautiful engagement ring are limited only by your imagination – not by a particular range or catalog. Our dedication to producing the best quality high end jewellery has made purchasing diamonds Cape Town’s most appealing tourist attraction.
So, in short, when it comes to viewing, or custom designing, the perfect diamond engagement rings Cape Town not only offers the raw materials, the know-how and the flair, but also the perfect picnic spot to pop the question.