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H.Stern Workshop Tour

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Address: Rua Garcia d'Avila 113, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22421-010, Brazil
Phone Number: +55 21 2106 0000
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: No
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Founded in 1945, in Rio de Janeiro Brazil, H.Stern has become one of the...

Founded in 1945, in Rio de Janeiro Brazil, H.Stern has become one of the world's pre-eminent fine jewelry houses, present today in approximately 30 countries.

The secrets of the enchanting process of jewelry making can be experienced on a unique journey through H.Stern’s ateliers housed at the company’s headquarters in the heart of Ipanema.

The meticulous handwork of artisans, their longstanding expertise, the delicate creative process and innovative manufacturing techniques are observed during the visit; starting from the precise selection and cutting of the gemstones to the final polishing of jewels.

At the end of this exclusive tour, you can see the result of H.Stern’s intricate work in exceptional jewels made with Brazilian gemstones. With your visit to the headquarters you will have exclusive access to premium jewels that can only be acquired in Rio de Janeiro.

H.Stern offers free transportation to the visit.

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Interesting tour

When we were waiting to go up to Christ the Redeemer a lady came over and gave us information about this free tour, so we decided to give it a go. It was an interesting insight... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 August 2016
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Richmond, TX, USA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

You sign up for the tour and they schedule free transportation to and from hotel, no strings attached. The tour exposed me to facts about mining, geology and jewelry making that I wouldn't have otherwise learned. Very professional staff and not pushy at all. The jewelry is beautiful and there is something for everybody. I spent under $50 on unique... More 

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Manoela S, Coordenador de Projetos at H.Stern Workshop Tour, responded to this review

We are very pleased that you found our tour interesting and reading such as compliments as you wrote in your feedback is very gratifying for us. It was a pleasure to receive you at our Showroom and we are looking forward seeing you soon. More 

Surrey, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

When we were waiting to go up to Christ the Redeemer a lady came over and gave us information about this free tour, so we decided to give it a go. It was an interesting insight into how gems are found, extracted and turned into jewellery and, although the whole thing was clearly a sales pitch, we didn't feel pressured... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016

Rather ignorant of such things I decided to pay a visit to HSterns with a vague idea of "earrings" in my mind. Thought I was in the wrong place, in a hotel reception foyer .. but no, ushered upstairs to their lovely showroom, I expressed my area of interest ... and it was all downhill from there ... very quickly... More 

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Fort Lau
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2016

My wife and I toured the H. Stern facility which is actually located in Ipanema. You will be amazed at the Brazilian gems and jewelry on display. The staff is extremely helpful and polite. What an amazing collection!

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Manoela S, Coordenador de Projetos at H.Stern Workshop Tour, responded to this review

Thanks for your feedback. We are very glad that our tour was an interesting activity to you and hope to see you soon. More 

San Antonio, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2016

We were with a group from our Hotel and of the people who purchased they delivered the jewelry to the Hotel. Which I thought was very appropriate given the reputation of Rio de Janeiro. The tour was very nice and while they are there to sell you jewelry you have the option of saying NO and/or going to the other... More 

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Turku, Finland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2016

We get the invitation to visit H Stern workshop. They did pay the taxi. There was a short tour explaning about diamonds. The tour was in many different languages and was also in our language finnish which we both liked a lot. Afterwards they showed some jewels/jewellery and you were able to buy if want to. At the end of... More 

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Manoela S, Coordenador de Projetos at H.Stern Workshop Tour, responded to this review

We are very flattered by your feedback. For sure our company has made all the efforts to offer its visitors the best services. It was a pleasure to receive you at our Showroom and we are looking forward seeing you soon. More 

Ada, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2016

Please be aware if you make a purchase at H Stern, you cannot get a refund for ANY reason. My husband toured the H Stern factory in Rio in March, 2014. He bought a beautiful citrine ring for me. I wore it only a few times when in June, 2014 the stone flew out of the setting. I was in... More 

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Manoela S, Coordenador de Projetos at H.Stern Workshop Tour, responded to this review

We appreciate your feedback and as we talked, we would like to highlight that this matter had already been solved. More 

wallington surrey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2015

We decided to visit here mostly to get a free taxi ride down from Sugar Loaf mountain but really enjoyed the visit. We had already decided to buy a ring whilst in Rio as a present for my 50th birthday. The workshops were interesting to visit and I enjoyed trying on lots of different rings in the showroom, the saleslady... More 

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Manoela S, Coordenador de Projetos at H.Stern Workshop Tour, responded to this review

It is a pleasure to know that our clients are enjoying H Stern Workshop Tour. Our aim is to make this place even more interesting! Thank you for your visit and "feedback". More 

Oracle, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2015

In February we were on a long cruise and had a overnight stop in Rio. After talking to a employee of H Stern on the ship we decided to do the workshop tour. But first they arranged a private tour around Rio for 6 of us! The young woman tour guide spoke excellent English (they also had other language tour... More 

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Manoela S, Coordenador de Projetos at H.Stern Workshop Tour, responded to this review

Thank you for the feedback! We are very glad that you have enjoyed not only the tour around the city but also H Stern Workshop Tour. It was a pleasure to receive you at our Showroom and we look forward seeing you soon. More 

Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2015

I wouldn’t say this was the last thing I expected to be doing on a rainy day in Rio de Janeiro but it certainly wasn’t on my list. I had read about H Stern in one of my guide books and (viva spontaneity!) decided on a visit, something my hotel was more than happy to assist in planning. Transit to... More 

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Manoela S, Coordenador de Projetos at H.Stern Workshop Tour, responded to this review

For sure Rio de Janeiro has many options when the subject is "where to go", and fortunately our Workshop Tour is emerged in this universe of interesting attractions, located at one of the most charming places of the city. We appreciate your feedback and look forward to welcoming you in one of our stores worldwide. More 

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