Gem stone town

Gem stone town

[September, 2012] Do you know that there is a gem stone town called Idar-Oberstein in Germany? I got to know this through a magazine and had wished to go there.

And now my dream came true.

In this town, they used to dig gem stones, polish and trade.

Trading is still going on and a week after we visited, there would be an international trade fair for business.

The stones they can get here is semi-precious stones, like agate or amethyst, which I like better than diamond.

I really enjoyed here visiting mines, museums and shopping! This place is not so famous apparently because it was not included a guidebook I bought which covers whole Germany.