Category Archives: Industry News

Presentation on the Usage of Rapid Designing & Rapid Prototyping Technology in the Jewellery Industry by Prof. J.A.K.S.Jayasinghe, Engineer B.S. Samarasiri and Miss Vajira Peiris

In line with the policy of the National Gem & Jewellery Authority (NGJA) of Sri Lanka in helping to develop and modernize the gem and jewelry industry of the country, by introducing the latest cutting-edge and time-saving technology in the manufacture of jewelry, adopted by jewelry manufactures in the more advanced countries of the west, […]

Presentation by Vincent Pardieu, Supervisor, Field Gemology at the GIA Laboratory, Bangkok, Thailand, on April 7, 2011 at the NGJA headquarters, Colombo, Sri Lanka

The National Gem & Jewelry Authority (NGJA) of Sri Lanka, in keeping with its policy of organizing informative and educative presentations by renowned specialists, on various fields of the gem and jewelry industry and trade, recently invited a world renowned authority on Field Gemology, Mr. Vincent Pardieu, of the GIA Laboratory, Bangkok, Thailand, to deliver […]

A Presentation by Mrs. Maj-Britt Anna K. Baker, Gemologist & Consultant attached to Ananda Miners (Pvt.) Ltd. on the topic, “Salient Points in Successfully Handling a Jewelry Export Order”

The National Gem & Jewellery Authority in keeping with its policy of educating people involved in various sectors of the gem & jewelry trade and industry, on topics relevant to their field, have been organizing lectures periodically by various specialists in different fields, both local and foreign. One such presentation was held on April 28, […]

The National Gem & Jewelry Authority of Sri Lanka classified as a category “B” State Owned Non-Commercial Enterprise

The Department of Public Enterprises of Sri Lanka has by its Circular No. PED/POL/2 issued on April 29, 2011, designated the National Gem & Jewellery Authority (NGJA) of Sri Lanka, as a Category “B” self-funded State-Owned Non-Commercial Enterprise (SONCE), with effect from May 1, 2011. A State-Owned Non-Commercial Enterprise (SONCE) is defined as an enterprise […]

Sangems & Jewellery receive International Star for Leadership in Quality Award

M/s Sangems & Jewellery of Sri Lanka received international recognition in Paris in April 2011, when the company successfully won the “International Star for Leadership in Quality Award ,”  for outstanding business achievements, perseverance and leadership, in excellence and quality in accordance with the  QC 100 Criteria. The awards ceremony is an annual event organized […]

The Sri Lankan Gem & Jewelry Industry – A Bright Future

The Sri Lankan Gem & Jewellery Industry – A Bright Future By Ajith Perera – F.G.A Actg. Director General, National Gem & Jewelry Authority – Sri Lanka From time immemorial, Sri Lanka has had a sparkling reputation for highly treasured gems.  Sri Lanka’s mineral rich soils have been yielding more than 70 varieties and sub […]

Sri Lankan connection with the Royal Wedding of April 29, 2011

Sri Lanka , the  tiny  island nation  at the tip of  the Indian sub-continent ,  popularly known as  the “Pearl of the East” and famous for its pearls and colored gemstones since  time immemorial, is once again in the news of the international  gem   and jewelry trade, after  the November  2010,  announcement  of the  engagement […]

Presentation Organized by NGJA

A presentation organized by the NGJA, titled “A special Jewellery collection for acupressure points”  was held on the 19th  August 2010. Here are the photo highlights of the presentation. The resource person for the presentation was Ms. Madurika Menikpura  (B.Des. (Hons.) Jewellery Sp.) (Dip.In Mkt.) (Dip.In B.Mgt.) Designer (Deepthi Jewellery – Sri Lanka Gem & […]

Meeting between NGJA Chairman and Foreign Delegations this week

Meeting between NGJA Chairman  & Dr Laurent Massi A meeting was held between Dr  Laurent Massi of the Asian Institute  of Gemmological Sciences and Mr Anil Koswatte, the Chairman and C.E.O of the National Gem and Jewelery Authority. The meeting  took place at the conference room of the headquarters of the National Gem and Jewellery […]

The Green and Ethical Facet of Sri Lanka’s Gem & Jewellery Industry

The text written above in the poster: The Mahinda Chinthanaya Outlook… The Green & Ethical Facet of Sri Lanka’s Gem & Jewellery Industry During my period of office, I will follow a sustainable policy in regard to preservation of environment both locally and externally… I wlll take steps to make a full assessment of the […]