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Gecko Jewellers & Mapatiza Mine

Midrand, South Africa
About Gecko Jewellers & Mapatiza Mine
A world of Gemstones! The largest gemstone showroom in Africa. Hundreds of beautiful jewellery designs. Our jewellery is all locally made so that you can enjoy factory prices. We have a huge selection of ; sterling silver jewellery, loose gemstones, rocks, crystals, beads, carvings, water features and collectibles that will hypnotize even the most avid collector. Our popular stones include: Amethyst, Citrine, Peridot, Garnet, Topaz, Tanzanite, Sapphire, Turquoise, Aquamarine, Carnelian, Jasper, Onyx, Crystal Quartz, Rose Quartz, Flourite, Lapis Lazuli, Obsidian, Ruby, Emerald, Tourmaline, Opal, and much more. Our stones are of the best quality, 100% authentic and great value for money. Take the family on an amazing underground gemstone mine tour on site, where we will show you how gemstones are mined, polished and set into beautiful jewelry. Enjoy a delightful meal at our coffee shop while your young gem hunters search for gems in our scratch patch. Fun for the whole family!
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VanessaMuttitt wrote a review Mar 2021
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I have 3 children (15, 12 and 6 years old). We visited today, we started with the mine tour, then the scratch patch, pedal karts and then a light lunch at the Cafe. The staff operating each part of this place were absolutely incredible, every one was so friendly and helpful. We had a great day out!!
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Date of experience: March 2021
Christine wrote a review Feb 2020
Pretoria, South Africa53 contributions30 helpful votes
My 6 year old daughter has recently become fascinated with gems and stones. So I search on the internet and we stubble across this treasure. We had a wonderful time sitting through the Gems in the scratch patch and then we had a super tour of the mine with Prince. He was very friendly and knowledgeable. I really enjoyed our outing.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Rainbowsend1 wrote a review Nov 2019
Johannesburg, South Africa132 contributions61 helpful votes
A place of wonder for young and old. The Scratch Patch offers thousands of gemstones to be hand picked and treasured. In the Gecko Jewelers main showroom there are exquisite jewelry pieces on display. Something for everyone. Gemstones and fossils that would interest anyone interested in learning more. Real hospitality and friendly staff. The Restaurant offers light snacks, freshly prepared and tasty. An absolute must for little ones eager to digfor treasures in the large Scratch Patch. A wonderful day out for the family. Highly recommended.
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Date of experience: November 2019
Response from Jet51232699934, Owner at Gecko Jewellers & Mapatiza Mine
Responded 10 Nov 2019
Thank you for your review , very much appreciated and we look forward to welcome you again. The Gecko team
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Sharon Flax W wrote a review Jun 2019
Midrand, South Africa78 contributions12 helpful votes
See stones and crystals being tumbled and process. Enjoy coffee or a light snack in the outdoor shaded cafe' Beautifully laid out jewellery shop with exquisite collections of semi precious stones, crystals, minerals. Even a massive world globe coated with stone chips. Underground tours are available and all in a lovely leafy suburb A worthwhile experience all round.
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Date of experience: September 2018
Response from Jet51232699934, Owner at Gecko Jewellers & Mapatiza Mine
Responded 06 Jun 2019
Good day, Thank you for taking the time to give us a 5 star review.
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Explorer816705 wrote a review May 2019
Centurion, South Africa4 contributions1 helpful vote
lovely place to visit and their crystals are to die for the staff is very friendly and if you have time, visit the mine as well.
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Date of experience: March 2019
Response from Mapatiza, Public Relations Manager at Gecko Jewellers & Mapatiza Mine
Responded 09 May 2019
Thank you so much! We are so happy you enjoyed your experience. Hope to see you soon!
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