Gemological Institute of Cambodia

Gemological Institute of Cambodia, Siem Reap: Hours, Address, Gemological Institute of Cambodia Reviews: 5/5

Gemological Institute of Cambodia

Gemological Institute of Cambodia
5
Speciality & Gift Shops • Lessons & Workshops
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Monday
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Friday
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
About
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 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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blondearch
Los Altos, CA11 contributions
Gemology Overview
Feb 2020
I love gemstones and jewelry, so I jumped at the chance to take an all day class in gemology and I am so glad I did. I thought I knew a fair amount about gemstones, but I found out that my base knowledge is just the tip of the iceberg. The class started with an overview of the different types of gems and their cystaline structure, which became very important the second half of the day. I was able to ask any question I had and received an answer. The information I learned will be invaluable in the future and I look forward to taking another class in the States to learn more. If you are ever planning on buying jewelry anywhere, you should take this class!
Written February 23, 2020
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Ganesan081263
Singapore, Singapore18 contributions
Customer Service Need To Improve
Jan 2020
Visited the place due to it's trust able review in TripAdvisor but the lady who is overall in charge seems to be very "high end" and kind of rather "stone face" in dealing with customer. We had no choice as we were really interested in buying the gems in the store in which we ended buying 5 stones. We would have bought more if not for this high end lady who seems to very "watchful" in we were in the store. She really need to go for some customer service class!!! She was also "high end" approach with the two poor ladies who were working in the store.
Written January 28, 2020
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BendigoAngel
Melbourne, Australia86 contributions
beautiful stones and museum
Jan 2020
I'm not a jeweller, but love and have collected gemstones and crystals since I was a little girl. This is a lovely pleasant place, with free tuktuk to and from the hotel - as long as you don't go to any other shops, which is a shame, if you do spend money there! I purchased some lovely pieces, however, the staff were very close. Everything is locked. I prefer to just look on my own and will ask for help if I want it, not have the staff hovering over me every second. I would recommend a look here.
Written January 19, 2020
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Mary N
3 contributions
Class 😩 didn’t get in
Dec 2019
I tried to get registered for class but missed the “2 weeks notice” portion of the registration. I went to the store as I had difficulty registering “my way”. The staff was super nice and explained that when I tried to register as 1, i would automatically be in a private class. I will definitely register correctly the next time I come out! Staff was knowledgeable with the questions I had about other stones and stand proudly behind the owner and his integrity! Very impressive.
Written December 6, 2019
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Emz
2 contributions
The most beautiful stones and kindest professional staff :)
Nov 2019 • Friends
I stumbled across this place whilst shopping in Siem Reap. I love my gemstones and jewellery and collect back in the U.K so I was in heaven in this place! There are so many pretty stones to look at on one side which is the little museum- and on the other side of the store are the pieces you can buy for a really reasonable price. The quality of the jewellery is really good and the staff were so friendly and professional. I left the shop with a beautiful onyx ring that will forever remind me of my time spent in Cambodia :). If I had more time here I would have loved to try out the workshop to make a ring myself!
Written November 9, 2019
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TinkaMauu
Canberra, Australia22 contributions
Visit here for the most beautiful quality gems!
Oct 2019 • Couples
We came across the Gemological Institute as we were exploring nearby markets. It’s an excellent place, with a wide variety of gems displayed beautifully.
I was fascinated by the precious gem display (gems not on sale) and I found the most perfect gem I have ever seen. It was the most captivating green gem I have ever seen. (I just wish I could recall the type and name).

It is absolutely worth visiting the Gemological Institute, and all the staff members are very professional, kind, patient and explain each gem of interest to you.
I will certainly return to Siem Reap and purchase a gem from here on my next visit.

5 stars!
Written November 8, 2019
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Jan Tara
Singapore, Singapore2 contributions
Visited the shop when i was walking along the market
Aug 2019
I was with my husband walking pass the shop. We went in to look for blue or red ruby. It was pretty late that night and close to closing time , although they did not rush us but we decided to visit another day. We went back the shop three days later . They still can recognized us and this lady by the name Daini is very patience. She told us which stone is natural and which is heated .We cant find any ruby we like but she take the trouble to show us the Cambodia stones .She is very honest and we can tell the professionalism in her. She took her time to explain clearly and inspect each and every stones we see. Because due to the stone is not the one we are looking for, we need some time to consider. She never pull a long face and still asked us to consider before buying . We left after her long explanation of about an hour. Finally , we decided to go back to her and bought the stone. I should say that Daini in fact a Gem to the shop . Without her , we might not even want to get anything from that shop . Conclusion , the shop is reliable and its the best shop i can find in Siem Reap.
Written August 28, 2019
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Joe
Kuala Selangor, Malaysia11 contributions
Good range
Aug 2019 • Solo
Good range of items and products sold.
Price is not too expensive and staff are not pushy to pressurise you to buy!
Written August 22, 2019
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Louise K
Wellington, New Zealand448 contributions
Great shop
Jul 2019
A lovely little shop with reasonably priced jewellery & loose gems. The assistants were very helpful & courteous and allowed me to try numerous pieces before I made my decision. There was no hassle or pressure to buy. If you want genuine gems go here rather than take a chance at the markets.
Written August 7, 2019
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Thank you very much for your review. We are delighted that you enjoyed our store. Actually we sell only natural stones which are all previously tested by a gemologist in our laboratory. Our sales people are trained in the priority objective that our customers spend a pleasant time with us. We thank you for your purchases and we hope to see you again if you come again to Siem Reap.
Written August 10, 2019
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Holidaying23
Wollongong, Australia15 contributions
Quality jewellery
Oct 2018 • Family
After visiting the gemological institute I decided to have a ring made. The designs at the shop were not appropriate for my needs so I contacted Jean-Phillip via email with a photo of what I wanted. He was prompt returning my email and we decided on a design and a price. The ring arrived quickly and I was surprised with how well made and beautiful it was. I would totally recommend this service and will be doing it again.
Written August 4, 2019
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Thank you very much for your review. We are glad that you enjoy your ring. Indeed, we do have caustom made jewelry service, thanks to our jewelry designer and our jewelers. We also offer jewelry design classes if you want to be able to conceptualize your jewelry yourself. This may give you ideas for your next jewelry. Thank you for your purchases. We hope to see you again soon.
Written August 11, 2019
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