Learn about gems – how they’re mined, identified, valued, and what makes them special in this Gem Tour in Sri Lanka.
Visit a gem cutting facility and watch how stones are cut and polished See and handle the beautiful stones that are mined in the Gem tour in Sri Lanka . Enjoy the stories of a family that has been in the gem trade for five generations.
More rare than diamonds, sapphires are the rocks they come for in Sri Lanka. The Logan Sapphire, The Star of India, The Star of Bombay, Princess Diana’s engagement ring – some of the largest and most infamous examples of the stone have originated from Sri Lankan mines.
Our gem experience begins with an introduction to the stones themselves – how and where they are mined, their unique characteristics, and how they are identified and valued by the professionals. We follow this up with a tour of his stone cutting facility where you can watch, first hand, as artisans cut and polish gems. Finally, we sit amongst the gems (and a bit of tea) and take a look for ourselves. Up close. Once you hold these beauties in your hand and see them through the light, it’s clear what all the fuss is about. If you are lucky take away some samples of crystals and cut and polished stones.