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Sri Lanka, “the Island of Gemstones”

Sri Lanka is an island of Indian Ocean, located in southern tip of India. It measures 65,610 sqk (40,768 sqm), with 1,340 kilometers (832 miles) of coastline.

In Sri Lanka, there are lot of natural resources, therefore many tourists came here to spend their holidays.

To many people in the world, Sri Lanka known for its tea and gems.

Throughout the history of Sri Lanka, the country known as “Ratna – Dweepa” the Sinhala name that meaning “The Island of Gemstone” since ancient times.

In Sri Lanka, there are 200 minerals have been classified as gemstones. Their beauty, durability, rarity and combination of these attributes which should be fulfilled make a mineral worthy of being classified as a gemstone.

Sri Lanka, formerly Ceylon, is 1 of the world’s most important sources for fine gemstones and most of the gem-quality material is found in alluvial deposits throughout the island, which are mined by primitive methods.

The main gemstone species found in Sri Lanka are Blue Sapphire, Ruby, Padparadscha, Yellow Sapphire, Asteriated Sapphires (Star Sapphires), Alexandrite, Spinel, Tourmaline, Beryl, Quartz, and Moonstone.

For anyone in the jewelry industry, nothing beats seeing and handling gems in their natural state, in their country of origin.

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