Since the Portuguese colonial age, Brazil has been recognised for producing world-class quality gemstones. Some of the world’s most striking and rare stones are to be found in Brazil, and it has become a prolific player in the worldwide market.Brazil is one of the greatest producers of gemstones and one of the most important gemological areas in the world. According to specialists, Brazil is the only source of Imperial Topaz. The gemstone capital of the world is Rio de Janeiro – for sheer quantity, variety and quality of precious and semi-precious stones that are marketed in the rough as well as cut and set in jewelry. During your visit you will see gemologists working live on the gemstone
Visited by over 100.000 people each year, including artists, royalty, and other famous people from all over the world, the H.Stern Museum, one of the most important jewelry companies in Brazil, starts by viewing a detailed step-by-step work of the artists. You can observe the process from cutting the gemstones to the final polishing of the jewel.Observe the creation of the precious stones and exotic jewelry of Brazil at HStern's World Headquarters. As you take the HStern Workshop tour, you will see how jewelry is made - from the rough stone to the ready to wear jewel. Discover the beauty of gemstones, Brazil's cultural riches, and admire the quality and design of our collections.Admire the fascinating variety of raw gemstones and the creative process of exclusive collections and watch as metals and rough stones are transformed into works of art, luxury and design. Find a great variety of handcrafts made of silver, straw or stone, from many regions of the country, including indigenous reserves in the HStern Store at the end of the visit. With so many options, it is impossible not to find a traditional souvenir for friends and family.