WELCOME TO SRI LANKA LAPIDARIES

Sri Lanka has, from antiquity, been famous for its jewels, we see proof of this everywhere ............ from the beautiful, elegant blue sapphire engagement ring worn by Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge to the massive 850 carat blue sapphire rightfully called ‘Pride of Sri Lanka’.



WELLCOME TO SRI LANKA LAPIDARIES

Sri Lanka has, from antiquity, been famous for its jewels, we see proof of this everywhere ............ from the beautiful, elegant blue sapphire engagement ring worn by Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge to the massive 850 carat blue sapphire rightfully called ‘Pride of Sri Lanka’.



A GREAT VALUE ADDITION FROM REKNOWN GEM PARADISE

Sri Lanka is named Ratna Dweepa in Sanskrit, meaning ‘Island of Jewels’ and can trace the history of gems back to 2000 years – With great explorers seeking out the precious island for its priceless luxuries of which gems were most coveted.


A cut above the rest

The Sri Lankan Gem Cutting Industry


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The Gems of Paradise

Sri Lanka Gems Stones                 


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Skilled Labor

The Skilled hands of Ratna Dweepa


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Companies

Registered Companies with Sri Lanka Lapidaries



What's a Perfect Cut ?

The oldest known Sri Lankan gem set in jewellery is a pink sapphire set in a ring found in Afghanistan and dating back 2500n years old, in fact some gems (before faceting and drilled to be beads) found in mines are so old they cannot be effectively dated (ref. Sri Lankan Legacy: A history of Sapphires – Jack Odgen). Sri Lankan gems have travelled the through the entirety of the ancient world – from adorning crowns in Germany to beautiful jewellery in the orient. This was mainly due to the beauty and the precision cutting techniques used in Sri Lankan gems.


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LATEST NEWS

Read our latest news from Sri Lanka Lapidaries or general lapidary news.

February 07, 2017

While the rest of the world believes in the extreme extraction of gems and diamonds using heavy machinery and state of art mining equipment, gem mining in Sri Lanka is mostly a labor of love heavily dependent on elbow grease and skill than any other machinery.

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January 16, 2017

In the wake of the Free Trade Agreement between China & Sri Lanka to be finalized around March 2017 and of the recently signed Memorandum of Cooperation (MOC) between the Sri Lanka Gem and Jewellery Association (SLGJA) & Guangdong Gems and Jade Exchange (GDGJE)