Category Archives: Sri Lanka Gemstones

National Gem Authority Protects Mr Punsiri Tennekoon, A Responsible Member

The National Gem and Jewellery Authority has intervened to protect one of its honest and highly regarded members Mr Punsiri Tennekoon. To : Mr. Ted Themelis, Author of ‘The Heat Treatment of ruby & Sapphire’ – 02nd Edition From : Ajith Perera, Deputy Director General, National Gem & Jewellery Authority. Subject : Distortion of facts with regard […]

Gazette Notification 3rd May 2010

His Excellency, Mahinda Rajapaksa the President of Sri Lanka assigned subjects and functions of Cabinet Ministers in an extraordinary Gazette Notification, published on the 3rd of May 2010. The Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources will be headed by Minister Anura Priyadarshana Yapa. The following institutions would come under the purview of the Ministry of […]

Courses Offered by the Gem and Jewellery Institute

1) Jewellery Technical Drawing “Learn how to draw 3D objects scientifically” The Course: Ladies band ring Gents ring with stone Ladies ring with multi-colour stones and diamonds Small wedding necklace and a matching bangle set with diamonds Pendant with stones Ladies bracelet with stones Cufflinks with stones Swan design pathakkam with stones This course also […]

Market Share of Sri Lankan Gemstones up in China

The National Gem and Jewellery Authority (NGJA) and the Sri Lankan Embassy in China have gone a long way to ensure that Sri Lankan gemstones secure a brand name in China. Last year with the assistance of the NGJA and Sri Lanka Gem and Jewellery Association, the Sri Lankan Embassy facilitated the participation in 10 […]

The National Gem and Jewellery Authority (NGJA) at the Annual National Trade Exhibition

The National Gem and Jewellery Authority (NGJA), Sri Lanka participated at the “Deyata Kirula” (annual national trade exhibition). The Deyata Kirula was held at Pallekele- Kandy for the first time. The exhibition was held from the 4th to the 10th of February 2010. Here are some of the images taken at the NGJA stall of […]

The National Gem and Jewellery Authority (NGJA) at the Annual National Trade Exhibition

The National Gem and Jewellery Authority (NGJA), Sri Lanka participated at the “Deyata Kirula” (annual national trade exhibition). The Deyata Kirula was held at Pallekele- Kandy for the first time. The exhibition was held from the 4th to the 10th of February 2010. Here are some of the images taken at the NGJA stall of […]

Harmonized System Codes- HS CODES for the Gem and Jewelry Industry

The Harmonized System of Coding also known as Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System (HS or HS Codes) is an internationally accepted ans standardized system for naming, numbering and classifying traded products. The harmonized system of coding was developed and also maintained by the World Customs Organization (WCO). The WCO is an intergovermantal organization based with headquarters in Brussels, […]

Colour Balancing of Padmaraga (Padparascha)-Highlights of Lecture

The National Gem and Jewellery Authority (NGJA) organized a lecture titled “The colour balancing of Padmaraga” on the 3rd of February 2010 at the NGJA auditorium. The lecture was presented by Mr Upali Nandalal Ranasinghe. Mr Upali is the Chief Valuer and gemmologist at the National Gem and Jewellery Authority. Photographs, courtesy the NGJA.

Gallery of some Exceptionally Large Gemstones found in Sri Lanka

1) A large blue sapphire found at Palmadulla, Sri Lanka (See photo above), weighing 250 carats. It is a corn flower blue sapphire of exceptional quality. 2) Splendor of Sri Lanka, large blue sapphire gemstone weighing 1.6 kg (See photo above) was found at Palmadulla. 3) A large yellow sapphire weighing 1.3 kg was found […]