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
About
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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Sarah R
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
Binda was wonderful. Amazing Africa pendants with chain to bring back from honeymoon to family in the states. Thank you again for your hospitality and customer service.
Written 1 May 2024
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West Malling, UK31 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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aman s
6 contributions
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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Kobus B
Johannesburg, South Africa1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Solo
Very friendly and knowledgeable staff and a great exhibition of beautiful stones and crystals. Real glad I popped in!
Written 22 August 2023
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Austin, TX3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Business
Very polite, professional and trustworthy. The owner (Manraj and Kiran) are always very friendly and they give us service.
Written 5 August 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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Shezin R
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Family
Kiran’s tanzanites stones are brilliant! She was very kind and generous with her knowledge and assisted me with finding a ring that was just perfect for me! I highly recommend visiting Kiran’s House of Gems!
Written 28 December 2022
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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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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Friends
The best thing about house of house of gems is that everything is great and beatiful cause you can see products from stage one of making to quality useful finished products which is unique and so nice as you get anything from there cause price is good too
Written 6 October 2022
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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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