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Gemological Institute of Cambodia

Night Market Street | Night Market Street, Siem Reap, Cambodia
+855 92 615 288
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Full-Day Cambodian Gemology Workshop from Siem Reap
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Half-Day Cambodian Gemology Workshop from Siem Reap
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The Gemological Institute of Cambodia offers an overview of Cambodian gemstones. You will be greeted by a professional gemologist. Permanent exhibition of more than 200 kinds of gemstones from Cambodia and from all over the world. Free visit! Visit the laboratory for gemstones identification and certification, and do your gems shopping. We offer gemology courses for beginners. For a period of an hour, a half day or a full day. Free transportation from your hotel with a return to your hotel. Please contact us for information and booking.
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Night Market Street | Night Market Street, Siem Reap, Cambodia
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"gem stones"
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"jean philippe"
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"hour class"
in 3 reviews
"reliable place"
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"huge collection"
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"on display"
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"unique experience"
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"his knowledge"
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"gemology"
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"gems"
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"jewelry"
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"aircons"
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"shop"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Whoever’s searching for a good and trustworthy gem shop, I recommend you here. The service is great and enjoyable. They have a vast amount of gems they put on display, bust mostly the place is clean and it just makes it comfortable to choose and...More

Thank Mario L
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Jean-Philippe L, General Manager at Gemological Institute of Cambodia, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you very much for your nice review. As you mentioned, we actually sell natural gemstones only, which are previously tested by an accredited gemologist. We do our best to provide the best service and advices to our visitors. We hope to see you again...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I had a good experience with Mr Jean-Philippe. I have been well advise for the purchase of few gemstones. They are probably the only one in cambodia which are able to give that much information about gems. Thanks to them, my wife have been very...More

Thank Ly L
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Jean-Philippe L, General Manager at Gemological Institute of Cambodia, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you very much for your review. We are indeed the only gemological laboratory in Cambodia and the only place to learn about gemstone science. We are very happy that you have found what you was expected in our store. We wish you a happy...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I just left this store an hour ago. Great experience with Iet (salesperson) and ended up buying two pieces — a ring and a necklace. She was wonderful, patient and very knowledgeable. Thanks so much!

Thank g8torfans
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Jean-Philippe L, General Manager at Gemological Institute of Cambodia, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your nice review. I showed your message to Iet, she is delighted and she thanks you for your kindness. We hope to see you again

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Its rare that industry experts share their knowledge. Jean-Phillipe is just great and we throughly enjoyed our course and will definitely go back and do more ....if you have even a mild interest in Gems but like me, really know very little about them then...More

Thank Robert M
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Jean-Philippe L, General Manager at Gemological Institute of Cambodia, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Robert, Thank you very much for your review. You are less than an hour away by plane, so we trust you so that you can find the time to visit us to continue the course and deepen your knowledge. That will please us. You...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I went around the night market in Siem Reap and surprisingly I found this nice shop with splendid jewels with natural stones. I bought a nice set of ring and earrings with blue topaz and sterling silver 925. The whole for 275$. I fully recommend...More

Thank Gabriela H
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Jean-Philippe L, General Manager at Gemological Institute of Cambodia, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Gabriela Thank you very much for your nice review. As you mentioned, we actually sell natural gemstones only, which are previously tested by an accredited gemologist. We thank you for your purchases and we hope to see you again if you have the opportunity...More

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Reviewed 1 February 2018

On the suggestion of TripAdvisor I searched and found the institute near the night markets. Endorsed by TripAdvisor I felt comfortable and assured that the gemstones were genuine so I had no hesitation in purchasing several products for my wife,daughter and daughter in law. I...More

Thank leslie s
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Jean-Philippe L, General Manager at Gemological Institute of Cambodia, responded to this reviewResponded 2 February 2018

Thank you very much for your review We offer a wide range of natural precious and semi-precious stones, in different forms; raw, cut, or set in jewels of different styles: classic, fashion, bohemian ... All our gemstones for sale are previously tested by an accredited...More

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Reviewed 21 January 2018 via mobile

I walked through the night market and was disappointed to see so many fake gemstones being sold. After some research online and Trip Advisor, I discovered the Gemological Institute of Cambodia. I found some really beautiful gemstones from Cambodia and the helpful staff answered all...More

Thank James R
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Jean-Philippe L, General Manager at Gemological Institute of Cambodia, responded to this reviewResponded 26 January 2018

Thank you very much for your review. Indeed, there are dozens of gemstones shops in Siem Reap. These are tourist traps. After 4 years of activity of Cambodia's only gemological laboratory, we estimate that about 95% of the stones and jewels sold are fake. The...More

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Reviewed 8 January 2018

Very nice shop. A mind-blowing collection of stones from Cambodia and around the world. Rough stones, cuttes stones, gemstones set in gold and silver jewelry. For any budgets. From a few dollars to several thousand dollars. We were greeted by a professional gemologist. We bought...More

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Jean-Philippe L, General Manager at Gemological Institute of Cambodia, responded to this reviewResponded 19 January 2018

Thank you very much for your review. Blue zircon is an excellent choice. It is the rarest stone of Cambodia. As you mentioned, we offer gemology courses for beginners or professionals, it is possible to book directly on TripAdvisor. Indeed, most potential customers who want...More

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Reviewed 31 December 2017

My wife and I spent 45 minutes here. Staff are pretty conversant about the pieces and took pains to show her some pretty nice pieces. Prices are higher than elsewhere, but I believe the pieces are also genuine, which is not always the case in...More

Thank Orator11
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Jean-Philippe L, General Manager at Gemological Institute of Cambodia, responded to this reviewResponded 19 January 2018

Thank you for your visit and your comment. Indeed, the main difference between our store and other stores in Siem Reap, is that we only sell natural gemstones, previously tested by an accredited gemologist. We are the only gemological laboratory in Cambodia, and after 4...More

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Reviewed 19 December 2017

We emailed Philippe about doing the one hour course and he replied promptly suggesting a suitable time. On that day, we were early and he graciously agreed to start the course earlier than planned. We paid $30 each and as there are 3 of us,...More

Thank Kim025Singapore
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Jean-Philippe L, General Manager at Gemological Institute of Cambodia, responded to this reviewResponded 20 December 2017

Thank you for your fantastic review and pictures. We will be very pleased to welcome you again for a 3 hour class. We hope to see you again soon

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Response from Jean-Philippe L | Property representative |
Sorry for this problem. In fact, at the beginning, you had planned to pick up the ring the next day. But the receptionist from your hotel called us to tell us that your flight timetables had been advanced, and that you would... More
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