Category Archives: Gemstones

Sri Lanka the Sapphire Capital of the World- By Ajith Perera

By Ajith Perera Actg. Deputy Director General, National Gem and Jewellery Authority. Sri Lanka has been celebrated for its gems almost since the dawn of history.  It is an accepted fact that Sri Lanka is one of the largest sources of some of the finest gemstones in the world.  There are a number of priceless treasures on […]

International Colored Stone Association Promotes Gemstones In China

The International Colored Gemstone Association (ICA) has reached agreement with a retailer in China to promote colored gemstones. The Chinese retailer, Caishikou General Merchandise Co a Beijing based company is among the top retailers in China. According to the agreement a 5 to 10 day exhibition will be organized. The exhibition will be followed by the promotion of colored […]

Highlights of the Jewels 2009 Exhibition Sri lanka

Jewels 2009 the annual exhibition organized by the Gemologists Association of Sri Lanka (GASL) was held on the 12th and 13th of December 2009. The  venue of the exhibition was the BMICH Committee Lounge. The GASL is said to be the only professional organization in the gem trade. The aim of the exhibition is to […]

Diamonds and Gemstones For Auction

About 20 lots of some small diamonds and gemstones are to be auctioned by the U. S. Department of Treasury on September 23rd 2009. VSE Corporation and Rick Levin & Associates, Inc.  is to conduct the auction on behalf of the U.S. Department of Treasury. Other participating agencies include U.S Custome and Border Protection, U.S […]

Large Gemstone Order From Russia

The  National Gem and Jewellery Authority (NGJA), Sri Lanka has received a large order of about 700 blue sapphire and rubies from Russia. The Chief Deputy Director of the Russian Finance Ministry, Mr Andre N. Katepow had inquired about the purchase of the gemstones from the National Gem and Jewellery Authority. Since the onset of […]

Lecture by Guy Clutterbuck at the National Gem and jewellery Authority Auditorium

A lecture was delivered by Mr Guy Clutterbuck G.G (GIA)  at the auditorium of the National Gem and Jewellery Authority, Sri Lanka on August 17th 2009. Mr Guy Clutterbuck Delivering his Lecture (Click to Enlarge) The main focus of the lecture was Fair Trade and Ethics in the Luxury Goods Market and on the Gem […]

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