Free Gem Testing Service by the National Gem & Jewellery Authority Sri Lanka

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


  1. amy says

    Dear Dr Shihaan,

    It’s Amy from china, as the information was announced almost 5 years ago, I’m just wondering it is still effective for a foreigner buying gem can get free testing and certificate as well? Thanks for your time to reply.

    A nice week there!


  2. Dave says

    In going in February and looking to buy a ruby , does this apply also? It’s scary stuff thinking there’s a huge chance of just throwing your money away on the end by buying a fake.

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