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Reviewed February 15, 2019

After learning how this beautiful gem is mined we were able to experience the beauty of the polished stone. Purchases were made but there was no high pressure sales tactics.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank CarolR3406
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INFO T, Guest Relations Manager at Tanzanite Experience, responded to this reviewResponded February 22, 2019

Hi Carol,

It's a pleasure to hear from you!

We are so glad to know the tour helped you appreciate the beautiful tanzanite more :)

We hope your purchase will be a lifelong memento of your experience in our country

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Reviewed February 4, 2019

So they have you sit through a history of Tanzanite which is more of a commercial infomercial than a serious historical exposition, then you do a tour of the "museum" in the next room where they just repeat everything that was in the movie, then the shepherd you into the sales room where two English speaking sales people are there to answer any questions and close the sale. With that said it was fine and prices seemed fine. One word of advice - what they have on display is just the tip of the iceberg of their inventory (given the modest display area and it is probably easier for people to purchase with less choices to confuse). So if you don't see anything you like or want more choices, just ask and they should be able to bring out trays with whatever you want to see.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 269jimg
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INFO T, Guest Relations Manager at Tanzanite Experience, responded to this reviewResponded February 6, 2019

Hi there,

Thanks for your review. We are pleased to hear you appreciated our vast variety of options.

Of course, we are a Tanzanite retailing company and have museums in a couple of our stores, and the motivation behind including a museum tour is to simultaneously allow our visitors and clients to have a chance to experience the processes of mining and cutting Tanzanite in order for us to share our appreciation of this rare gemstone with the world and also offer an opportunity for interested persons to make a purchase.

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Reviewed February 3, 2019 via mobile

I was looking to purchase a tanzanite and diamond ring I did some research and came across the tanzanite experience. I live in South Africa and contacted them on WhatsApp and was dealing with Junaid. I showed him what I wanted and he went through it from the first step of finding my stone and then going through the design. He kept in touch with me through the making process and was an absolute pleasure to deal with. I was very nervous as I had never bought a tanzanite before and I didn’t know how good the workmanship would be, Junaid convinced me that they only sell stones of the highest quality and that the workmanship was very good and so I went ahead with them. My husband went to collect the ring from them and it is better than I could have expected ! I am so so happy with it I will now be looking to have my next piece of jewelry made ! Thank you the tanzanite experience and thank you Junaid ! I hope to be able to visit your museum soon !

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Adventure773367
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INFO T, Guest Relations Manager at Tanzanite Experience, responded to this reviewResponded February 6, 2019

Hi there,

It's a pleasure to hear from you and we are very pleased with all the positive things you have to say regarding your experience shopping with us :)

Junaid sends his regards and we look forward to welcoming you to the museum :)

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Reviewed January 28, 2019

Nice place to stop and have a coffee on the way to go back Arusha, but it is everything over prices!!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank giuliapill9229
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INFO T, Guest Relations Manager at Tanzanite Experience, responded to this reviewResponded February 6, 2019

Thanks for stopping by to leave us a review,

We're pleased you enjoyed the coffee. Of course because we deal with ethically mined and professionally cut Tanzanite, the processes involved cause the price to be high, however we do have a wide range of options and offer a free museum tour to share our appreciation for the rarity of Tanzanite

Thanks again :)

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Reviewed January 23, 2019

Its very good place to visit, first i enjoyed to get briefing of the Tanzanite, how is mined, the price and lots of things which i didn't know before, i went there with my tourists and he real enjoyed

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank africanwildadventure
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INFO T, Guest Relations Manager at Tanzanite Experience, responded to this reviewResponded February 6, 2019

Hi there,

Thanks a lot for leaving us a review!

We are pleased you all enjoyed your visit.

Karibu tena

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