House of Gems Tanzania
House of Gems Tanzania
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Speciality & Gift ShopsSpeciality Museums
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Step into the fascinating world of gemstones with House of Gems, Tanzania's premier gemstone industry leader for over 30 years. Visit our headquarters at 45A River Road/Mtoni Road or find us at Gran Melia and Four Seasons Serengeti Safari Lodge. Our free museum tour offers an exciting and informative experience not to be missed. Discover the history of Tanzania's vibrant gemstone culture, including the discovery of Tanzanite and the emergence of Tanzanian Tourmalines, Rubies, Sapphires, and Garnets. Learn about the challenges faced by small-scale miners and the intricate craftsmanship involved in transforming raw stones into exquisite jewels.And for those who wish to take home a piece of Tanzania's gemstone legacy, our shops offer a stunning collection of fine gemstones and jewelry that will captivate you. We provide a certificate from The Gem Lab with each purchase, so you can be confident in the quality and authenticity of your new treasure. Don't miss this unforgettable experience!
Duration: 1-2 hours
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Hamraj Chatthe
New Zealand4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020 • Solo
We visited Tanzania to climb the famous Mt Kilimanjaro and during our time in Arusha while we were exploring the green city we were taken to House of Gems after the Masai market.

We absolutely enjoyed our time at House of Gems especially the broad explanations.

We shall return in the near future.

Regards and best wishes
Written 20 February 2021
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Casyie
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2021 • Couples
I would recommend all travelers coming to Tanzania to visit House of Gems.

Wide choices

Various price points

Bespoke services

Excellent staff

Excellent customer service

Hospitable

Centrally located in the heart of the hub of gemstones

One of a kind museum tour

One to one museum sessions

My husband and myself left this establishment learning so many new things that we never knew existed.

We shall highly recommend House of Gene to all our family and friends who visit Tanzania!

Thank you to the entire team we are touched by your time and kindness offered to us.
Written 18 February 2021
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Abbyie
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2021 • Couples
We were given very good knowledge about the gemstones and Simran is very passionate at what she does. She has a good way to handle clients and we were very impressed both in the museum and showroom.

We shall definitely return to House of Gems in the near future and of course Tanzania.

Tanzania is very blessed to have so many gemstones found here. We count ourselves very fortunate to have visited this paradise!
Written 4 February 2021
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Jared R
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Friends
The tour of the gemstones of Tanzania was very fascinating, especially for a geology lover! They included the unrefined and history of all of the gems, and the staff providing the history was knowledge, friendly and very engaging. The showroom contained a nice variety of every kind and the staff that helped me pick out a few items were very accommodating regarding what I was looking for and my price point. I highly recommend stopping in for any jewelry needs while in Arusha!
Written 9 October 2022
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living my human experience
Washington DC, DC52 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 • Couples
If in Arusha, check out this place for exceptional quality gems, jewelery, and the gem museum - it is beautiful! It is a family business and they own the mines. Kiran was so nice explaining all the exhibits and helping my Wife find a ring. We loved Kiran’s passion, kindness and positive energy and her husband is the same!
Written 31 October 2020
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Francisca
Barcelona, Spain29 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021 • Solo
Today was on of the best days of my life. Thanks be to God for House of Gems!!! Binta and Farjay were so kind and patient with me. So many beautiful crystals and tanzanite pendants to choose from, it’s mind blowing! It was so much fun and thrilling to shop with Farjay, and Binta is so knowledgable about the different origins of every crystal. Truly a heartwarming experience. I will be back in July to shop again!!
Written 25 April 2021
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aman s
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Solo
The staff at House of Gems was really helpful and I loved the detailed tour of all the gems. I was brought here by the safari company I traveller with and It's the best place to buy Tanzanite they provide you will all the paperwork and give you the best price as well. Special thanks to the guide who showed around the Gems museum
Written 4 September 2023
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Mia K
New York11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Couples
The authenticy of sales associate Owen Minja! We met him at the House of Gems retail location at the Four Seasons Serengeti where my husband surprised me with the option to select a stone for my birthday. I think Owen was just as excited for me as I was. He was incredibly professional, taught us about Tanzanite, and was patient with me as I shopped through loose and set stones. I never once felt pressured, just cared for! It was a day we will never forget and we made a gorgeous purchase that we hope to pass on for generations to come. Thank you Owen and the House of Gems!
Written 14 February 2023
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Susan M
Albany, OR8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
My husband and I had a great experience at House of Gems. The staff was terrific - they all had great personalities and were not pushy about making a sale. They genuinely wanted me to find the right stone. Before House of Gems I shopped at the Tanzanite Experience and the House of Gems was not only a better experience but I also save about $400 buying an equivalent quality stone. Definitely recommend a visit to House of Gems!
Written 26 September 2022
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West Malling, UK33 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
We went to the House of Gems at Gran Melia Hotel. The service was great. I was looking for two tanzanite loose gems, and could only find one, the Gentleman went through all the gems he had not on display to find the perfect second gem which was very much appreciated.

The price is also the most reasonable we had seen.
Written 21 January 2024
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