Located in Hout Bay, a half hour’s drive south of Cape Town, Rockchic is a gem and jewellery shop. Like most rock/gem shops, you can find an assortment of semi-precious stones for presentational and personal uses, as well as aromatherapy oils, mist makers and information on the healing properties of crystals.
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However, what makes Rockchic stand out are its unusual necklaces, bracelets and other handmade jewellery. Items tend to be big and bold, chunky and funky. I can guarantee that no one else will be wearing a piece like it at your next dinner party.
Prices vary, but are reasonable: R250-R600 for most necklaces. Stop by the tourist office to pick up a flyer and you can get 5% off. Items are also available from their website.