Author Archives: Dr Shihaan Larif

Sri Lanka’s Gems Linked to Ornament Industry

By Sepali Mayadunne. Valuable pieces of gems were found among the tools that early humans used around the time of the Balangoda Civilization , which is considered to be over 30,000 years old. The people of that era cherished these stones perhaps because of their beauty and used them for making necklaces and bangles for […]

Lustre Sri Lanka in March 2009

LUSTRE Sri Lanka 2009,the national gem and jewellery show organized by the Sri Lanka Gem and Jewellery Association will be held on March 27th, 28th and 29th, 2009 at the BMICH. The show aims to assist small and medium scale manufacturers . Major players in the gem and jewellery industry too will participate as it […]

Facets 2008 Showcasing “Splendour of Ceylon Sapphires”

More than 5000 visitors flocked to the BMICH exhibition and convention center over the weekend of September 6-9 to pick up their favourite gemstones and well designed jewellery direct from the source at the annual FACETS Sri Lanka 2008 International Gem and Jewellery Exhibition. Speaking at the ceremony hon. Dr Sarath Amunugama , Minister of […]

Exposure of the recent Aquamarine Deposit -Akerella ,Opanayake

By Neelamanee De Silva (Consultant Gemmologist) Reproduced with kind permission from the National Gem and Jewellery Authority A miner at Opanayake has told his friends at a funeral that he had witnessed some people collecting gunny bags full of some stones which appeared to be greenish blue glass (Ground glass) from a recently excavated quartz […]

Sri Lanka’s International Trade Exhibition FACETS Sri Lanka comes alive this September

This article is reproduced with kind permission from the National Gem and Jewellery Authority Sri Lanka. “Facets Sri Lanka” , the islands only international trade exhibition will be held at the BMICH in Colombo during 6th-9th September 2008 for the 18th consecutive year with the participation of hundreds of international and local representatives. ‘Facets Sri […]

Sri Lanka Gem and Jewellery Industry News

We are very grateful to all the staff at the National Gem and Jewellery Authority for giving us kind permission to reproduce this article from Gem Talk. Editorial The outlook for 2008 is tempered by a high level of uncertainty over world market conditions. The economic conditions in the U.S. could continue to impact the […]