Author Archives: Dr Shihaan Larif

Facilities Offered by the National Gem and Jewellery Authority

In order to simplify the export procedure the National Gem and Jewellery Authority (NGJA)has introduced a new scheme ,and all functions connected with exports are centralized at the NGJA Colombo office.The NGJA levies a 0.70% services fee on exports. Income earned through Gem Exports and and local sales on foreign currency are exempted from income […]

Understanding Gem Reports- Summary of the Lecture Given by Eric Wong-Gemmologist

This lecture was delivered at the Singapore International Jewellery Show 2008. This article was reproduced with kind permission from the National Gem and Jewellery Authority. Today, at least 50% of gemstones set in jewellery items bought ,require gemstone reports by the consumers. As such there is a need for consumers to know the details on […]

Gem Talk Vol 10- Editorial

This article was reproduced with kind permission from the National Gem and Jewellery Authority. The outlook for 2009 is tempered by a high level of uncertanity over the world market conditions. The economic conditions in the US could continue to impact consumer sales in gems,diamonds and jewellery. Nevertheless strong demand from China, India, Russia and […]

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 […]

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