Date: June 14, 2018
I promised my son, I will bring him back to Lee Kong Chian Museum to buy the gem stones. He bought one of the few stones there.
My younger son, Kay Kay loves Gem stones. And he is slowly building his habit of collecting Gem Stones.
But when I search “Gems Stone Museum” on Google, I get this address. 222, Queen’s Street. So, since we are at Suntec, one find afternoon, we decided to check it out.
We found “The Gem Museum” which is operated by Far East Institute Singapore. And from June 11 until June 16, there are having an exhibition.
You can see quite a number of gems stones here.
They have equipment for you to examine the gems stones closer.
This is the amazing Tourmaline. You shine a pen light and it will reveal their “true colour”. Some are green some are blue.
The owner auntie saw my boys are so keen on the rocks, she kept teaching them how to recognise the rocks and gems, and the pretty stones.
After polished, the Tourmaline can have different colours.
Of course there will be info to teach you how the Gem were formed.
All kinds of gem rocks in raw forms.
This is the dinosaur dropping forming into stones.
Talk about Dinosaur, don’t forget to go and watch Jurassic World.
The museum is not big, but they have all the info. This is regarding gemstone mining.
I think kids can learn a lot.
That arrow is actually a small unpolished diamond. Yup, real diamond.
How do you differentiate Jade stone quality?
Let the gemologist auntie show you how.
If you have a dyed jade, under the ultraviolet light, you can easily see them. If you have a natural jade, then, there is a natural jade sample for you to compare. It will not glow under the ultraviolet light.
Oh ya, the Singapore Jewellery & Gem fair 2018 is coming to MBS. So, mark down the date. October 26-29, 2018.
Don’t play play. The certificates for the owners’ family.
How to grade diamond?
Gem stones can be pretty.
OK. Mr. Kay bought a lot of gem stones.
This is what he has bought.
Here is the information of the Gems & Minerals week.
Gems lover – Kay have this book about Gem stones.
The books will tell you everything about the stone. For example, Pyrite.
We happened to have a Pyrite with us.
It costs $20. Yeap, the gems stones are quite cheap there. Not so expensive. The LKC museum sell very high price.
How hard are the stones? This charts tell you all.
You know those moon cake box, very handy. You can keep your stones there.
Kay can tell you about the stones.
And he really reads it.
Even reads it before sleep.
Today, playdate night. And he is showing it to his best buddies.
I think the girls will be amaze with his collections.
These are real rocks ya…
Kay will explain what are those rocks.
Ash is reading the labels.
Kay is explaining…
Using Pen light to show the colour of tourmarine.
So, will Kay become Indiana Jones in future? Or he is the gems collector? or he is the gems seller?
I think it is important to encourage kids to groom their own interest. If the kids show interest in gem stones, I think bring him to the museum to take a look is a good thing.