Become a gem hunter on the roads of India !
India is undoubtedly one of the most incredible countries in the world, a culture shock for some, and a big slap in the face for others.
From the bazaars of Jaipur to the spectacular Palace of the Winds, this trip will plunge you into a veritable kaleidoscope of smells, colors and cultures.
Learn the techniques of stone trading.
DISCOVERY Gems, invites you to discover the gemstones, traders, and Johari Bazar in Jaipur.
Rajasthan, land of the maharajas with its countless palaces and fortresses, where you will walk in the footsteps of the Silk Road, where dromedaries and elephants will enchant you.
This program takes place in groups of a maximum of 6 people. (Stay possible all year round).
Exclusive programme also possible for groups of less than or more than 6 people throughout the year, extension to Bangkok also possible from Jaipur. (upon request)
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Day 1 : Pick up from the hotel selected by us, near Jaipur airport, in Bani Park. Check in at your hotel, meet the suplliers and rest.
Day 2 : Leave for Hawa Mahal and Surajpol, where you will start your tour of the traders.
Day 3 : Leave for Johari Bazar, to visit the traders. Jaipur being the world capital of the trade in precious, fine and ornamental stones.
Day 4 : Visit the famous jewellery shop "GEM PALACE", run by the Kasliwal family, the jewellers of the stars and maharajas. Then leave for Johari Bazar and Surajpol, to meet the suppliers of Jaipur.
Day 5 : Visit suppliers in Paharganj, then return to the hotel to reach Jaipur airport at your convenience for your return to Europe.
This price includes : transfers from and to Jaipur airport, hotel accommodation in single room, breakfasts, local transportation, entrance fees for the mentioned monuments, guides, all visits, and booking fees.
This price does not include : the international flight from your country of origin (Return flight from Paris from 500 €/person), airport transfer to and from the hotel, lunches, dinners, drinks, visa fees (about 40$ USD), your personal expenses and additional stone purchases, tips and taxes, as well as individual insurance.
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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
Gemology was an integral part of Benoît Charbonneau’s education, at the end of 6 years of jewellery studies. After obtaining his graduation and winning several awards in jewellery, the young gemologist first worked as a jeweller in the prestigious workshops of the Place Vendôme in Paris, then for the famous jeweller "Chopard" in St Barths during 6 years. Before its return to France, he spent 6 months at the GIA (Gemological Institute of America) in the United States to perfect his technical expertise in gemology.
After his experience in St Barths with an elite clientele, this jeweller-gemologist settled in France, and several positions in the jewellery business, Benoît Charbonneau's experience, knowledge and personality found an effective way to express itself by specialising in the trade and opening his company GEM SELECTION in 2015 in France.
Because we believe that your gemology experience should be unique and unforgettable, we have personally selected each of your hotels with the utmost care.