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The Gem Museum, Singapore

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The Gem Museum started its operations on 1st June 2015. It is the first and most comprehensive of its kind in Singapore, featuring a good number of gems and minerals from around the world.

This privately owned museum is an initiative by Far East Gem Institute to bring about the knowledge and experience of gemology. 90% of the gems and minerals samples belong to the founder of Far East Gem Institute, Mr. Tay Thye Sun, who is an internationally recognized scientist, researcher and gemologist.

The Gem Museum was founded upon the passion to educate gemology and to create a platform for gem lovers to share knowledge and experiences. It is the place where learning is highly favored and relationship building is strongly encouraged.
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  • Can learn about gems, in make jewelry like necklace, ring, this place is very helpful for people who want to learn about how to make jewelry from gems, friendly staff
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  • Had a fruitful time learning about how gems are being processed from the mines to the market! They also have varieties of gemstones and jewelries for sale, eg: Sapphire, Rubies, Topaz, Alexandrite, ne...  more »
  • Had a great time learning about how gems are formed. View your own gems under microscope. Staff very helpful.  more »
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  • It was my first time visiting the museum and I was blown away! I didn't expect to see so many beautiful gems. They are all genuine and displayed in lovely showcases. The place is of a reasonable size and they make use of each and every corner very effectively. The explanations about the gem processes are very detailed, yet understandable too. Also, they have a mini play area for kids to experience what the gem mining process is like. There are even videos that showcase how the stones can be cut in various countries too! Moreover, the staff here are really friendly and knowledgeable about every precious stone or mineral here. They are very engaging and open to questions that anyone may have. They enthusiastically explain the technicalities of the stones in simple terms, without making you feel overwhelmed. Overall, it was an extremely educating and enjoyful time! Will definitely come back again!
  • i have visited privately in November 2018. the museum is an exceptional place in the world, held by people with a vast knowledge of all the various stages of the creation of minerals and gemstones down to the production of cut stones and jewelry, they offer the visitor a truly wholesome experience which can really help you achieve a different outlook on the whole subject. throughout the whole visit you feel they really want you to get as enthusiastic as them which i did i d love to come again
  • Wow. Didn't know that Singapore has a gem museum. It's interesting to learn about formation of gemstones and it's origin. The owners are also gemologists. They are friendly and warm and took time to share their knowledge. Admission is free! Glad I visited.
  • An amazing place packed with beautiful gems stone and highly trained professionals to help you learn everything about gemstones. It’s a perfect place to learn and understand everything about Jewelry.
  • This place is truly a gem! Showcasing some collections donated or on lease from owners globally, one can view some very exotic gems and stones and be in awe by what you can learn in it. The place is actually pretty small but they try to make great use of space for displays. We brought our children there to check out the different stones and they definitely enjoyed the short but educational tour. Most of the guides are very helpful and friendly but our experience was somewhat marred by a person who had tried to peddle push a geode stone to our kids in such a manner that leaves much to be deserved. I would've bought it if the experience to sell it was much pleasant but I shall not elaborate further. The place is definitely nice to visit and general atmosphere was very nice.
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