Sunday, March 1, 2015

Gemstone Dig Kit Review

Gemstone Dig Kit Review 

Retail:  $12.00


This is the Gemstone Dig Kit and my daughter Riley was very excited to "dig" into this!  It comes with everything you need to be your very own archaeologist.  Here is the complete kit description from Amazon.
  • Excavate real quartz, tiger's eye and amethyst gemstones with this hands-on digging kit
  • Kit includes digging tool, brush and magnifying glass & is a great way to start a rock & mineral collection
  • Perfect gift for any kid aged 6-12 that is interested in rocks, science, geology, or paleontology
  • The 12-page info guide is filled with cool science facts about gemstones and was written by teachers
  • Activity booklet contains 10 wonderful puzzles and games for hours of extra fun and learning

The packaging is very fun and interesting.  It has a kooky character named Dr. Cool who makes "digging" fun.  My daughter noticed that the box said it would have three gemstones: Tigers Eye, Quartz, and Amethyst.  So she knew how many stones to find, and when she found them all.  It does come with some digging tools but my daughter found them to be a bit difficult.  The tools were not quit strong enough to break through the rock.  She asked me to go get the hammer!  Now, I didn't get the hammer but I did get her a screwdriver.   She needed a stronger tool with more ump!  Once she found the first stone she used the brush to dust it off.  Her favorite stone was the Quartz and she loved that it had purple in it.

Final Thoughts

Overall, this is a fun and educational gemstone digging kit.  It lets you learn about the stones and feel like a real treasure hunter.  It can be a bit messy so I recommend laying down a sheet or towel to collect the debris.  The rocks contained in the kit are big and clean up beautifully.  It was a fun afternoon project that got my daughter asking more questions about gemstones.  Not all toys are educational, but this one has lasting benefits.  On the downside, it is a one-time use kit.  However, she gets to keep the stones and tell people that she "discovered them".  

You can purchase the Gemstone "Dig" Kit on Amazon.


I received this product in exchange for my unbiased review.


  1. Wow what a fun kit! :) Looks like something my younger brother would love! Thanks for sharing it!

  2. this is so fun for the kids, my son would love it! great review