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Montana Gems of Philipsburg

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Theresa wrote a review Dec 2020
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We had made an appointment months earlier for the Gem place across the street and although we confirmed that morning when we got there they were closed(short staffed). I drove from Va for the special anniversary trip. When we walked out Anna from Montana gems Invited us into her shop. We bought a bag of rocks and found over 27 k of blue and green sapphires. One in particular was a little 3k. The staff was so kind and helpful. Even let us bring our dogs in to help! We had 2 perfect stones cut (locally) and they designed the most beautiful unique rings for our 20th anniversary. Anna has been over the top wonderful with all my decision changes and lack of knowledge. I can’t say enough about this place it is a MUST SEE in Mt. someday I will be back. Hats off to Anna and staff.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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I am so glad you found us and your trip was successful! Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review, we sincerely appreciate it and hope you're able to return someday. Anna
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Phron S wrote a review Nov 2020
Bozeman, Montana7 contributions6 helpful votes
We took a day trip to Phillipsburg Montana and got to play in the dirt in our search for gems at Montana Gems. The staff was amazing, we all had a fabulous time!
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Date of experience: August 2020
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We are so happy to hear you had a good time! And thank you for taking the time to leave us a review! We really appreciate it and hope to see you again! Sincerely, Anna
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hlquig wrote a review Aug 2020
Havre, Montana11 contributions6 helpful votes
Where to start? We went in and were given instructions about how things worked (pick your gravel). Headed down to the area where you actually search. Willow asked first thing if we had ever done this before. So, after getting our response, she explained what we needed to do. She came back to check on us a few times, but was around if we had questions. The tools needed to go through your bag of stuff is all provided. We did a "Gem Krazy" bag, another gem bag (I can't remember what it was called). Then I went back and go a sapphire bag and a copper bag. There was a lot to find in all the bags. With the sapphire bag, when we were all done (and having found no sapphires), Willow offered to go thru our dirt to make sure we didn't miss and sapphires. In case you're wondering, we did miss some - ok, all of them! But, after seeing what Willow was looking for, we found a few ourselves with TONS of encouragement! I can not express how much I would recommend this place. Friendly (got directions to Granite ghost town). Helpful - weighed our gems for us and gave us the opportunity to decide if we wanted our sapphires turned into jewelry. 10/10 would do again!
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Date of experience: August 2020
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I am sorry for the late response but thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review! I am so glad you had an enjoyable time visiting here. We do our best to make sure our customers have an enjoyable time. Thanks for letting us know! Sincerely, Anna
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Cheryl D wrote a review Jul 2020
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We didn’t make reservations for the mine in time so thought this would be the next best thing. Wrong! It was the best thing! The kids loved it and are still looking and admiring their crystals😉. We found several decent sapphires. A good time. The staff was supper friendly! Thanks.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review! So happy you found us and we hope you are able to come see us again. Sincerely, Anna
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Theresa wrote a review Jul 2020
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This was great. Drove from VA to go to Gem Mountain across the street. Had reservations and verbal confirmation and email. Got there and said was closed- no I’m sorry, no call, no email. I was in tears this was our planned vacation for 6 months for our 20th anniversary. A woman was standing outside of MONTANA GEMS and suggested we come look there. What a great experience. I’m so glad the Gem Mtn was closed. It was fun, we found 1 sapphire 3.54 karats and another over 1 and several smaller flawless weighting over 17 karats plus a dozen others that had a few flaws. The helpers in the panning area were outstanding and funny and very knowledgeable. The owners/managers were just great. If ever in MT I would 100% suggest this stop. And bonus, you can bring your dogs.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Thank you so much for your kind review! We're glad you found us and that we could be of service! Anna
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