"Tour H. Stern see gem and jewelry creation" Tours Tip by sunlovey

Tours, Rio de Janeiro: 12 reviews and 17 photos

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by sunlovey
 
 

OK, this in the end was somewhat of a tourist trap in my opinion. However, it was interesting. A lot of gems are mined in Brazil and therefore a lot fine jewelry is created there. H.Stern shows you from start to finish how they find/mine and create their various precious stones and jewelry through this interactive presentation that I actually did find informative.

When you get there they give you little tiny shots of caipirinha, I swear, and they also have little servings of water, gelatto and crackers or something for your enjoyment. Then you get this little headset thing and walk through this exhibit where you get to see the various jewelers at work and whatnot. At the end they sit you down and show you multi-karat rings and brooches and pendants and try to feel you out, as to whether you're there to buy or not. We weren't. So they let us leave. But their jewelry was beautiful. And reasonably priced.

Address: Rua Garcia D'Ávila
Directions: Just ask your hotel, H. Stern provides free transportation to and from their "workshop".

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Jun 28, 2005
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