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The Gem Museum Shop started as a souvenir shop at The Gem Museum when a visitor from overseas had a wonderful experience here and wanted to donate to the museum. However, as we are not a non-profit organization, we could only offer to sell some gem specimens to her. Since then, we have had many visitors who enquire about gem specimens to buy as souvenirs and gifts. In 2018, the flagship retail store of The Gem Museum Shop was opened at a heartland mall in Singapore- Bukit Timah Plaza. Visitors were then able to enjoy their browsing experience as the retail store showcases not only gem specimens, but also rocks, minerals, handmade accessories and some jewellery pieces. Many families came to this store as the children were interested in learning more about gems. The Gem Museum also holds regular talks, workshops and programs for adults and children, to promote the interest in gemology.

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When the worldwide pandemic Covid-19 happened, we had the opportunity to bring our products online. Hence, thegemmuseumshop.com was born.. We are also visible on e-commerce websites such as Lazada, Qoo10, Shopee and Carousell as well.

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To be the trusted gems, rocks and minerals store for collectors, enthusiasts, and the curious alike.


• To educate  • To serve • To create • To enjoy

Core Values & Belief

• We are friendly, passionate, peace-loving, fun, knowledgeable. • We believe in diversity and inclusion. • We believe that gems and minerals are an important part of human culture.

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 The Team

People behind The Gem Museum


Mr. Tay Kunming

Mr. Tay Kunming is the founder of The Gem Museum and a director of Far East Gem Institute, Far East Gems & Jewellery and The King's Bespoke. As a certified gemmologist, diamond grader and gem dealer, Mr. Tay has travelled widely to various parts of Asia-Pacific, such as Australia, Indonesia, Vietnam, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Thailand, China and Hong Kong, for gem sourcing trips and to participate in trade fairs. Well respected in the trade, Kunming is a committee member in the Diamond Exchange of Singapore and also an executive committee member in the Singapore Jewellers’ Association, actively championing initiatives and efforts to raise the profile of the industry.

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Ms. Loke Huiying

Ms. Loke Huiying is the founder of The Gem Museum. A certified trainer in gemmology, she has been training jewellery professionals and business owners since 2009. In early 2015, she personally curated about 1000 samples for The Gem Museum. Ms. Loke strongly believes in education through hands-on experience and building strong relationships with people.


Explore this collection of interviews and highlights to understand the process of bringing gems, rocks and minerals from mine to market. Start your journey as a collector here.

The Gem Museum 2nd Anniversary

The Gem Museum was established on 1 June 2015. Watch this video to see how the museum first looked like!

The Gem Museum Shop Products

What does The Gem Museum Shop have? Watch this video to have an idea!

Interview with The Gem Museum Co-founder (Mandarin)

In 2019, our co-founder Loke Hui Ying was interviewed on Singapore’s Channel 8. The Gem Museum was an initiative by Far East Gem Institute. Far East Gem Group

Far East Gem Group