Harry Oppenheimer Diamond Museum, Ramat Gan

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The Harry Oppenheimer Diamond Museum is a museum located in the Diamond Exchange District of Ramat Gan, Israel. The permanent collection consists of rough and finished diamonds and gemstones and provides information on the history and industry of diamonds. The museum was founded in 1986 in honor of Harry Oppenheimer. Moshe Schnitzer was responsible for establishing the museum and was its Chairman until July 2003. In 2008, the museum was reopened after major renovations.ManagementThe museum belongs to the Israel Diamond Institute. Long-time diamantaire Shmuel Schnitzer is the museum chairman.Special exhibitsIn recent years, the museum has hosted diamond, jewellery, gemstone art, and jewelled fashion accessory exhibits from around the world. Notable exhibits have included: Silver Images of Golden Apples, a collection of jewellery discovered at archeological sites throughout Israel, covering periods from the patriarchs, around 3000 BCE, through the Ottoman period. The exhibit was co-sponsored by the Israel Antiquities Authority and the Hecht Museum. 60 Diamonds and More consisting of pieces set by Israeli designers in a national competition. AND THOU SHALT BREATHE LIFE INTO A GEM, a 2009 exhibit of 140 works by gemstone carvers of Idar-Oberstein, Germany, including gemstones fashioned in the shape of animals and flowers, and vessels. The Diamonds Roar, and All About Diamonds, exhibits of jewellery by emerging designers from South Africa. Indian Legend: Diamond Jewelry from Jaipur, an exhibit of jeweled accessories of the Maharajas of Jaipur, India.
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  • September 12, 2017
    We were expecting a comprehensive tour of Tel Aviv. The audio was probably 15 minutes in total with about 45 minutes of driving around. They could have easily added more to the audio/tour part, even h...  more »
  • September 8, 2017
    Maybe those who took care to make the ל"מלכודת tourist place, but Israeli visitor the place definitely recommended!! I visited with my daughter (10) and the olive grove was just another family and Grandma + grandson. We stayed in place (large) about an hour and a half. Information about diamonds (create/mining/sort/cleaving and polishing) is interesting and accessible manner, and much delayed, explore, and learn. Ruth, instructor, was very pleasant and competent, and adapts well to the thing we discovered everything. The most interesting collection of minerals at the end of the tour you can give about the film (he net propaganda ...) doesn't say anything about environmental damage and suffering associated with mining of diamonds, but other than that the place is nice and compact, displays, and learn! We want!!
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  • August 24, 2017
    This is worth visiting while in Israel...You will learn about diamond mining and production; and Israel's leadership in the industry. Furthermore, you will get to view one of the rarest diamond finds ...  more »
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  • May 9, 2017
    If you like nature, come to see that miracles!
  • January 20, 2017
    Incredible collection of gem stones and diamond history. The museum itself is in dire need of remodeling.
  • January 15, 2017
    Interesting museum, a lot of historical facts about diamonds - from excavation to cutting and polishing
  • August 30, 2016
    Small but interesting place to visit. Not many diamonds to see but lots of historical facts to learn)
  • June 27, 2015
    An interesting review of the industry of Diamonds. Located next to the Diamonds stock exchange center in Ramat Gan.

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