Become a gem hunter !

If you want to live a unique and exceptional experience, look no further and join us on our gemology trips around the world.

Our gemology field trips are aimed at both amateurs and professionals in the field of jewelry and gemology and are focused on the transmission of the knowledge of the gemological profession, from theory to practice.

A complete program is proposed to you. Visit the different types of mines, the heating of stones, the workshops, the markets of stones as well as some surprises.

Give yourself a precious break !

Imagine discovering the fascinating world of gemstones accompanied by professionals on the field, sharing their secrets and techniques for recognizing stones.

At every stage of your stay, we will be at your side.

You can even buy your stones on the spot at unbeatable prices.

Discover the mines !

Mines around the world are alluvial, underground or open pit. We propose to visit the three types of mines present on the spot according to the chosen destinations for a perfect understanding of the techniques of extraction of the gemstones and will be able to initiate you with the various modes of extraction of the gemstones.

Sri-Lanka produces naturally sapphires, rubies, spinels, alexandrites, tourmalines, zircons, peridots, citrines, topazes, garnets, quartz, moonstones among the most famous gemstones in the world.

Sapphire remains the most extracted gem of the island and is especially present between Kolonné and Ratnapura. The exploitation there remains very rudimentary, the alluviums, locally called "illam" are extracted in wells of a maximum depth of 15 meters before being filtered in wicker bins.

India is known throughout the world for the trade of gems that come from all over the world and are cut in Jaipur.

Brazil is famous for its Paraibas tourmalines, emeralds and Santa Maria aquamarines.

Madagascar is known for its very rich soil in gems, very close to the gems present in Sri-Lanka.

Russia is well known for its demantoid garnets, Ural emeralds and diamonds.

We invite you to learn about the different ways of extracting gems, and you will be able to learn how to use the "bâtée", and go down into the underground mines during your stay with us, in the best safety conditions.

Your Guides

Benoît Charbonneau

Trained as a jeweler and gemologist at GIA, Benoît invites you to discover his passion for gemstones. Fascinated by stones since his childhood, he never ceases to carry you away in his world of colors and unique journeys.

With more than 20 years of experience in jewelry and gemology, as a trader for the most exclusives jewelers at Place Vendôme in Paris and with artisan jewelers between Asia and France, he puts all of his trading experience and expertise at your service

Ingrid Kintgen

Gemmologist graduated from Gem-A in 2010, Ingrid invites you to discover the fascinating world of gemstones. Passionate about stones and travelling since childhood, she will take you into a world of shimmering shades, offering gemological initiations.

In association with jewelers and traders, this allows her to create exceptional jewelry with a wide choice of quality stones.

Your hotels

Because we believe that your gemology experience should be unique and unforgettable, we have personally selected each of your hotels with the utmost care.

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