Strauss & Co Shop

The Strauss & Co Shop offers art, jewellery and objects available for immediate purchase online outside of the regular Strauss & Co auction calendar. Items sold through the Shop are available for a limited time and on a pop-up basis only, and are carefully selected and curated by Strauss & Co’s team of specialists.


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Jo-Ann Strauss

Jo-Ann Strauss is one of South Africa’s most recognisable faces in the media landscape over the past 2 decades. After winning Miss South Africa in 2000, she finished her business and law degree and hosted and produced television in South Africa and Germany. 

She has hosted international events and delivered keynote addresses at prestigious events on 6 continents. She has been the brand ambassador of Lufthansa, Samsung and BMW in South Africa and has sat on the boards of Media24, M&C Saatchi Abel as well as the advisory board of one of Africa’s top business schools, the University of Stellenbosch Business School. She served as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador and has even designed a clothing range which raised funds to feed over 8000 families.

She has four children aged 7 and under with her husband, an orthopaedic surgeon. She strives for balance in everything she does. She produced #SocialStar, a media property that enables young influencers to carve profitable and sustainable businesses in the new sphere of media. She has almost 700 000 followers across the most popular platforms. Her innate sense of style has earned her a number of awards and magazine covers.

She is passionate about entrepreneurship and creating an environment in her home country which helps people grow their own businesses. She is mentoring 50 women who she has given online bursaries too. They are studying through two of Africa’s top business schools.


Frequently Asked Questions

Jewellery Shop

The diamonds are sourced strictly in adherence to the Kimberley process. The gemstones are sourced from reputable mines that guarantee ethical and conflict-free mining, with fair-trade practices. The gold is sourced from South African refineries that guarantee metals from verifiably legitimate sources and operate in a socially responsible and ecologically sensitive manner.

Strauss & Co offer the following payment methods

  • Credit Card (Mastercard, Visa, Diners Club)
  • Electronic Transfer (Banking details will reflect on your invoice)

All bank changes will be for your account.

We offer domestic delivery and international shipping through our preferred couriers.

Please provide a street address on purchase and request a quotation. A door-to-door delivery quote will be sent to you. Shipping insurance is optional. These costs will be an additional charge to your purchase.

Your purchase will be shipped after payment has reflected in our bank account.

  • Domestic deliveries: 3-5 business days.
  • International deliveries: 6-10 business days after collection.

Our jewellery is packaged in locally made boxes ensuring protection of your purchase. Should you require any more information, please contact shop@straussart.co.za.

Customs and import duties may be charged in your country of import. Strauss & Co cannot be held liable for any extra charges incurred.

Unfortunately, Strauss & Co cannot provide long-term storage due to limited space in our offices. Please note we do not provide insurance cover once an item has been sold. It is advisable therefore to pay and collect/ship your purchase as soon as possible.

Please contact shop@straussart.co.za to book an appointment for the collection of your purchase.

Please note any ring set with baguette-cut stones cannot be resized. It is advisable to order this model ring in your size. Our turnaround would be approximately four weeks.

Eternity rings set with round-cut and oval-cut stones can be resized up or down two sizes, this also applies to the Rainforest rings. Turnaround would be approximately a week.

Every piece of jewellery is thoroughly examined before it is shipped. However, in the event you discover a defect, we will accept returns within 7 days (from the date it was received).  Please contact us by emailing shop@straussart.co.za.

Please note

  • Products can only be returned if they are unworn, undamaged and properly protected.
  • Return shipping will be at your own cost – we recommend using registered mail as we cannot be held liable for anything lost in the post.
  • You may return an item in person to our Cape Town office.