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“Unless you want to buy don't go” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Gems Gallery Pattaya

Gems Gallery Pattaya
555 Mo 6, North Pattaya Road, Pattaya, Thailand
+66 38 371 222
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Ranked #22 of 42 Attractions in Pattaya
Type: Factory Tours, Specialty Shops, Specialty Museums, Museums
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Owner description: Gems Gallery Pattaya is an affiliate to the GEMS GALLERY Group of companies, one of the top local jeweler with expertise in the jewelry industry since 1987.
Perth, Australia
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“Unless you want to buy don't go”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

The train tour was of some interest but you're not allowed to take photos and it's not worth what you get at the end, unless you really want to buy some jewellery. I had expected it to be full of loose lucky type gemstones and to be able to wander freely, how wrong I was. It's a massive jewellery shop and even that I would have liked to browse through, but it's pretty much impossible when you've got a salesperson by your side the whole way, who is constantly asking what you want and trying to pressure you into trying things on and to buy them. Don't think you can escape by yourself into the gift shop either cause they will be with you to the very end. You are given a free drink at the end, what that is though I have no idea, we didn't hang around once freedom greeted us at the door.

Visited July 2014
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“Do you really want to buy something? ”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Do you really want to buy something? They will really pressure you into buying something (if there are two of you, then two somethings!) Don't expect to walk around and browse by yourself!! While the price is cheap (compared with most countries) expect to pay around 18,000 - 30,000 baht for gold, gemstone and tiny diamonds (1800 baht for silver, cubic zirconia and gemstone)

The tour train was quite interesting!

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Kolkata
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“A mixed experience”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

The Gems Factory Shop, Museum and Tour in Pattaya provided us with a mixed experience. The initial tour on a toy train and describing the process of excavating and cutting gems was good. The shop has a very large hall displaying various gems. They are good surely but much more expensive than the same thing that is available in India. For people from the west, it might look attractive but I can assure you, India has gems of the same, if not better quality, at a much better price.

Visited February 2014
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New Delhi, India
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“Must Visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Great place to visit this place to see the museum and can do shopping for various genuine gem stones at a reasonable price.

Visited June 2014
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Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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“Ended up buying a Yellow Sapphire”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

We went to see this store, which also has a large museum and an underground interactive factory visit which is like a Sound n Light Show. A forty five minute tour that explains the journey of a gem from the raw material to the finished product stage. Interesting, must say!

Then walked around the large showroom which displayed various gems, and for the ones who believe in astrology and the effects of stars and planets on your destiny through gemstones, they also had a chart explaining your birthstone and how the presence or absence of these gems can affect your life.

I found out that Yellow Sapphire is my birthstone, so ended buying a ring which also came with a certificate of authenticity.

They have a nice restaurant which serves lovely coffee....try it.

Visited October 2013
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