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Sapphire Gallery

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Wow! If you love gems, stones, and fossils, make this a stop!

Loved looking at the amazing selections of fossils, gems, stones, and jewelry. The employees were... read more

Reviewed October 30, 2018
Gather Sapphires Without The Work of Mining

A visit to Phillipsburg is not complete without the candy store and the Sapphire Gallery. There is... read more

Reviewed October 9, 2018
Missoula, Montana
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Reviewed October 30, 2018

Loved looking at the amazing selections of fossils, gems, stones, and jewelry. The employees were extremely helpful and accommodating. Great place to sift for sapphires.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank 986madvc
Reviewed October 9, 2018

A visit to Phillipsburg is not complete without the candy store and the Sapphire Gallery. There is so much to see and share with the others in your party. It is especially fun to get a bucket of dirt with the kids and sift for...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Judyhwright
Reviewed October 5, 2018

Over the years my husband and I collected many sapphires from Gem Mountain and Spokane Bar we took some into The Sapphire Gallery to be evaluated for heat treatment. This was a great learning experience for us and such friendly service! After leaving the selected...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank WillyWeaver
Reviewed July 31, 2018

Had a great afternoon sifting rock. We found a few nice sapphires to put in a ring. So we are having our sapphires heat treated and set by their local gold smith. Mathew was very helpful in the sifting room, which was air conditioned. K...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank YumanLuvz2Vacation
Reviewed June 25, 2018 via mobile

Not as scenic as the mine site, but they are not able to get local staff this summer, so the mine location is closed Sunday, Monday and Tuesday. Friendly service. They do the washing for you. $25 per bag and always some little sapphires.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank chuckatbigsky
Reviewed March 4, 2018 via mobile

My husband and I went to Philipsburg to look at sapphires for another family member during their February sale. We ended up buying a gorgeous ring. The staff was great, very helpful and friendly, no pressure, answered all our questions. What a pleasant experience!

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank Shawn R
Reviewed September 28, 2017 via mobile

When you go mining, you never know what you are going to get. Of course we wanted to find lots of sapphires, but we knew there was a chance we would find nothing. Matthew was wonderful, he let us pick our bags to sift. He...More

Date of experience: September 2017
2  Thank tammythetypist
Reviewed September 27, 2017 via mobile

Came by here for the first time with my wife and mother. Though the mine was closed for the season. We still got the bags of gem rocks to go though. Got one bag and 2 to go and take home with us. Planning on...More

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank carvensno
Reviewed July 15, 2017

We stopped in to browse and found so many unique and beautiful items. The place was amazing and the service was outstanding. We bought some copper items, and a few animals carved from onyx.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Richard B
Reviewed October 8, 2016 via mobile

Sales specialist Ashley was most helpful, knowledgeable, friendly and customer service oriented. She was very patient in helping and assisting me in finding a quality sapphire for my wife, not present. We took pictures, she spoke with my wife by offline and we bought a...More

Date of experience: October 2016
1  Thank John R
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