From time immemorial Sri Lanka is famous for its gem stones.
The precious stones originate from old rocks in the hilly landscape where they mixed with tons of rough stones and taken by the fast running waters of the nearby rivers. Often times various gemstones like sapphires, rubies and star sapphires are found in river beds. Other gemstones commonly found are aquamarine, tourmaline, granate, topaz and cat’s eye. Sri Lanka is one of the oldest sites of the world for digging sapphires and rubies.
Please make sure you buy your precious stones from a shop that is affiliated with the Sri Lanka Gem Traders Association or the International Coloured Gemstone Association.
For more information please get in contact with me.