Gem and Jewelry Factory

Gem and Jewellery Factory

The gems of Sri Lanka have been famous throughout history. The island is home to nearly 75 varieties of coloured and colourless gemstones. Witness the masters of their craft at work.

Gem and Jewellery Factory

A collision of history and beauty

Gems and Sri Lanka have shared a long history, that has at times brought the tiny island to the forefront of global trade. The best gems to buy in Sri Lanka are sapphires and rubies. You can also find exquisite cat's eyes, spinels, aquamarines, blue topaz, garnets, tourmalines, amethysts, zircons, moonstones and alexandrites.

Historical Journey

The history of Sri Lanka's gem industry is both steeped in history and globally renowned. The island was called Ratna-Dweepa, which translates to "Gem Island. According to Marco Polo, the island is home to some of the world's finest sapphires, topazes, amethysts, and other stones. Beryl and sapphire were the 2 mainstays of Sri Lanka's gem industry, according to the 2nd-century astronomer Ptolemy.

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