Looking for your next one-of-a-kind adventure?


Want to immerse yourself in a new culture?


Thirsty for gemstone knowledge and experience of the local gem trade from mine to market?


If so, you can find all of this on our Gemstone Tours – an education and unique holiday experience.

Gemstone Tours

Gemstone Tours with Gemstone Detective logo

Gemstone Tours with Gemstone Detective are escorted group tours to destinations where gemstones originate. We visit the leading sources of colour gemstones, in search of ruby, sapphire, emerald, jade, opal

and many other gemstones.

Kim Rix, a GIA (Gemmological Institute of America) gemmologist and author of the Gemstone Detective series, has independently organised these trips for you.

A Gemstone Tour gives you a unique opportunity to learn about the gem trade in a foreign country.  Your hands-on educational experience will include visits to gem mines, gem markets and gem & jewellery shops; taking part in jewellery, goldsmithing and gem cutting & polishing workshops; and much more.  Along the way, you will immerse yourself in the local culture and way of life, and Kim will share her knowledge, experience and trusted contacts with you.

We have organised a mini-package and itinerary for a small group of travellers, which includes transportation, food and an English-speaking tour guide with local knowledge.  

Gemstone Detective has Tour Operators’ Liability Insurance in accordance with UK package travel regulations.


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