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“Time I won't get back! ”
Review of Coster Diamonds

Coster Diamonds
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US$45.48*
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Skip the Line: Amsterdam and Holland Pass
Ranked #90 of 371 Tours in Amsterdam
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Owner description: Diamond factory since 1840.
Great Dunmow, United Kingdom
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153 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
“Time I won't get back! ”
Reviewed 5 March 2014 via mobile

Did this as part of a city tour. Taken to the front door and dumped for an hour (rather a large part of a 2.5hr tour!).
As others have said, a 2-3 minutes spent on "how to cut a diamond" then it's all sales talk. The showroom goes on for ever, and the bored staff wait to pounce.
Eventually you get to the coffee lounge. That's a laugh, a poor coffee machine, and another for bottle of pop, sweets etc. Cheap tables and benches.
This place is only worth it if you are ready to spend a lot - even on one of the Swiss Army Knives that they also somewhat strangely try to sell.

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“Just so so shop with a little intro”
Reviewed 22 February 2014 via mobile

Mostly it is shopping with luxury brands, and some basic intro about diamond cutting is given, then visitor should pass a long aisle with some luxury brands. Good language support and tas free, i just end up with buying 2 items.

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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Good introduction to diamonds”
Reviewed 2 February 2014

The art of diamond-making is well described. The workshop itself could be more comprehensive. The shopping part is a given.

Visited January 2014
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Hard sell”
Reviewed 31 January 2014 via mobile

We went after being given a voucher from the Diamond Museum (3doors down) and thought we would be shown how diamonds are cut and polished!! We were however given a 2 minute talk and then shown upstairs into basically a jewellers where the "tour"guide (Wendy) proceeded into trying to sell us almost every item on display!! All priced over €1200!! For a visit where we were genuinely interested in the "hows and whys " we won't recommend this attraction at all!!

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Glasgow
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Diamonds”
Reviewed 8 January 2014

Whilst all of the diamond factories offer free tours, be aware that these really are just fronts to get you into the showroom and to buy. Some basic information is offered about the manufacturing of diamonds and what each quality means and how they affect the price.

Visited January 2014
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