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Address: 43 Ananda Coomaraswamy Mw (Green Path), Colombo, Sri Lanka
Phone Number:
+94 11 4 723626
09:00 - 19:30
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one could see a variety of gemstones and a huge collection of jewelleries....

one could see a variety of gemstones and a huge collection of jewelleries. Gem Museum, as its name, has every collection that one could never miss admiring. Our staff would offer you a high quality service which will help you the most in selecting a precious product.

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Nice place to roam

Taken to this place for shopping as a part of the itinerary by our tour operators. items were really costly. just roam around not for shopping

Reviewed 24 March 2016
Gurugram (Gurgaon), India
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Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

Most interesting way of mining and making jewelry also I love the gems I bought thank you for excellent costumer service

1 Thank kerryannlaynebachan
Rapid City, South Dakota
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Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

This a 3-story building located NOT near anything. The top floor was the $8 museum (nothing in english) and featured dusty displays of various gems that weren't very interesting. I thing went downstairs to haggle with shop keepers. Jade is t h e cheapest ($1 bracelets), but most gems are set in 24k gold or pure silver. You can get... More 

Thank sherrycr
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 31 May 2016 via mobile

The place looks old and outdated. Once I came with my mom who are a big gem lover but I just didn't get it. They sell things similar to gems in Bogyoke market and I think the latter got a better price and choices. Not impressed.

Thank ulliee21
Colombo, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 3 May 2016 via mobile

There are several touts in Sri Lanka, especially gem shops and "museums". Gem museum is a front for a gem shop. There is NO official Gem Museums in Sri Lanka, there are gem shops doing business as Gem Museums. There are reputable gem shops that (1) don't have a markup to pay tourist guides (it's about 30%) and Tuk Tuk... More 

3 Thank VinceGnombardy
Gurugram (Gurgaon), India
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Reviewed 24 March 2016

Taken to this place for shopping as a part of the itinerary by our tour operators. items were really costly. just roam around not for shopping

Thank Ajay_Kaushik
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Reviewed 9 November 2015 via mobile

I was taken here on an organised tour by jetwing. The museum turned out to be a scam to get you to buy fake gems. The tour company gets a commission.

Thank Amanda L
Bali, Indonesia
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Reviewed 20 July 2015 via mobile

Not really into gem stone buat the stones were really beautiful. We had a move of the gem stone searching before we entered the museum and the store.

Thank DeonArdi
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Reviewed 9 July 2015

For those who loves stones, gems, etc.. Surely need to visit this place whenever you are going to Colombo.

Thank Zana R
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 11 April 2015

You need to be a gemologist to know what you are buying. Luckily I didn't indulge and only bought a few stones that I had planned on making into pieces. I bought a turquoise stone that turned out to be fake! So disappointed. Watch the video and leave!

4 Thank Yasmine B
Warsaw, Poland
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Reviewed 20 February 2015

We were taken there with our scammer and I am pretty sure he got some money for taking us there. If you know what you are doing and you know you don't want to buy anything then stay strong and prepare for them being super pushy. We didn't want anything and they kept showing us different jewellery and offering better... More 

4 Thank Agnieszka K

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