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Address: 43 Ananda Coomaraswamy Mw (Green Path), Colombo, Sri Lanka
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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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Of course is not a museum!!!!

Nobody is a fool: all these places are not museums but shops. Saying this we went in and we left with "good" buys (well we think so and I used to work for a jeweller!). As usual... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 7 February 2015
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles 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!

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4 Thank Yasmine B
Warsaw, Poland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles 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 

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4 Thank Agnieszka K
London
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2015 via mobile

Nobody is a fool: all these places are not museums but shops. Saying this we went in and we left with "good" buys (well we think so and I used to work for a jeweller!). As usual they are pushy (all vendors are) and try to sell you what they want but...the mouth is created to be used to say... More 

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2 Thank Travelaround59
Hawalli, Kuwait
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2015

I've learnt from this trip to Sri Lanka that nothing is as it is advertised. you will be misled as a rule in multiple attempts to be exploited as a tourist. It is with this understanding that I can rate it average... nice gems... some expensive, some okay priced. not a museum though. My daughters took selfies with the gems... More 

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3 Thank Aneesa P
Nagpur, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2014

waste of time. some times you get a feeling of being cheated.Very expensive. You wont know if you are getting the right stuff.

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3 Thank RajeshreeJ
Rome, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2014

Great place in the center of colombo. They got a huge car park and lovely museum & mining demonstration. I wanted to purchase a blue topaz but they convinced me to purchase a lovely sapphire. I ended up purchasing few sapphires for almost USD7000..... Quality was very exceptional and i was informed of the grading. I was so happy for... More 

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6 Thank lazzaro K
Mumbai, India
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2014

More than a Museum this place is a SHOP.If you just look around and do not buy anything these people end up passing remarks as if we were wasting their time.Nothing Great!!!

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3 Thank smita b
gmuseum, Director of Sales at Gem Museum, responded to this review

Well, we do not make up stories to create a hard situation. We do explain the gems and jewellery we have. One could simply see a variety of gems, jewellery and rare specimens in the museum. We dont believe in clients coming in only for buying. If so, we wouldnt have a museum and a mining demonstration. Its how you... More 

Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2013

The "museum" is just a fancy showroom, nothing more. Dont bother going there, just a waste of time. even though we tried bargaining the prices were still WAY above our budget hence didn't end up buying anything and wasted almost 3 hours there :(

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4 Thank Chithra U
gmuseum, Manager at Gem Museum, responded to this review

Hi there, Thank you for visiting us during your tour. We know that you have wasted 3 hours but at the same time we too have wasted our time to provide you your requirement and inform you of the gems available in Sri Lanka. We dont sell plastic to suit your budget. Its the Beautiful & quality products that you... More 

Lexington, Kentucky, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2013

My husband brought what he thought was a $90.00 necklace only to find out that they had charged his card 900.00!!!!!!!!!!nHe tried to take it back and they wouldn't take it of course!! Horrible! I think they just take advantage of tourist people who perhaps are not familiar with the exchange rate. It's really sad. They should be ashamed of... More 

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7 Thank wandjlewisbusiness20
gmuseum, Manager at Gem Museum, responded to this review

Hi, i hope your husband was not blind to see the prices marked or even while paying through credit card, you have to sign the paper. if not the transaction is not valid.. what makes you say this stupid problem? We are a reputed firm & we serve our precious clients with many varieties of gems and jewellery. We do... More 

Singapore, Singapore
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2013

By its name, I thought I could see lots of precious pieces of collection. The 'showroom' is actually just the entrance area, they built up something like a cave, to show how they found gemstones. This part is very small that you can finish seeing within 1 mins (max!), then straight walk to the 'salesroom'! I could feel people there... More 

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4 Thank DominiqueUltee

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