The National Gem and Jewellery Authority (NGJA) Sri Lanka, in a recent press release dated Tuesday 06th April 2010 reminded foreigners and tourists of the ‘Free Gem Testing Service’ provided by them.
When you are in Sri Lanka make every effort to purchase a Sapphire of unrivalled quality at an affordable price – a fitting souvenir of your visit to this ‘resplendent isle’. Sri Lanka is a source country for many types of high quality gemstones such as blue sapphires.
Any gemstone bought by a foreign visitor in Sri Lanka can be tested free of charge by the National Gem and Jewellery Authority. You can also inquire about this service at any licensed jeweler or dealer, who will readily assist you in obtaining this free service at the following places:
(a) National Gem & Jewellery Authority, 25, Galle
Face Terrace, Colombo 03.
Tele: +94 11 2390657
(b) National Gem & Jewellery Authority
(Liaison Office) , Sri Lanka Gem and Jewellery
Level 5, World Trade Centre, Colombo 01.
Tele : +94 11 2391132
(c) National Gem and Jewellery Authority,
Gem Export Centre, Ratnapura.
Tele: +94 45-22221591