Amsterdam Sauer Jewelry & Museum
A visit to the Amsterdam Sauer Museum and Jewelry showroom is an interesting and worthwhile experience – even if you are not interested in buying any jewelry. There are many Amsterdam Sauer locations throughout Brazil as well as other international cities; but this location in Ipanema is the international showroom and home to the Museum of Rare Minerals and Precious Stones.
Amsterdam Sauer Museum of Rare Minerals and Precious Stones
Brazil is well known for its semi-precious and precious stones. Some gems such as the Imperial Topaz are only found in Brazil mines. The Amsterdam Sauer Museum features a collection of over three thousand rough and cut gemstones, such as rubellites and other tourmalines, aquamarines, citrines, opals, emeralds, diamonds and imperial topazes. The exhibition includes internationally award winning jewelry pieces as well as giant crystals in their rough and “just mined” condition.
The museum was inspired by its founder, Jules Roger Sauer, who was born in France and immigrated to Brazil in 1939. Mr. Sauer became fascinated with precious gems found in mines in the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais. After establishing a gemstone trading company in 1941, Mr. Sauer’s expertise in colored gemstones led to his company evolving into an integrated company of gemstone mining, cutting, finishing and major jewelry stores.
The staff at the museum and showroom are helpful and do not pressure you to buy anything – however, if you are in the market for some of the pieces on display, you certainly will be accommodated. You will find other Amsterdam Sauer stores throughout Rio including Ipanema, Copacabana, the major shopping centers, several hotels and even a store on top of Sugar Loaf Mountain.
Monday to Friday, 10am - 7pm (10:00 - 19:00)
Saturdays, 10am - 2pm (10:00 - 14:00)
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