Always purchase gems from a reputable dealer licenced by the National Gem and Jewellery Authority
The Government of Sri Lanka established the National Gem & Jewellery Authority (NGJA) for the development, regulation & promotion of the Gem & Jewellery Industry.
Regulations of this body require all Gem dealers to carry a valid license issued by the National Gem & Jewellery Authority.
To give a correct description of the variety and weight of Gems sold to avoid deceptions.
Jewellery Dealers to give a correct Karatage and the descriptions and weight of stones used if any.
Any purchaser can insist that those requirements are complied with by the dealers.
The “Sri Lanka Gem & Jewellery Exchange” (SLGJE) is an institution established by the NGJA to function as a Government sponsored Gem & Jewellery Gallery.
In addition to the several shops and retail stores all over the island authorized by us under licence issued for the sale of Gems & Jewellery the NGJA sponsored Sri Lanka Gem & Jewellery Exchange is operating as a one stop complex to serve tourists and other buyers at levels 4 & 5 of the world Trade Centre in the heat of Colombo City and at the “Gem Centre” Ratnapura. There you will find a large number of wholesalers and retailers and a special unit of the NGJA for testing and certifying your purchases.
(NGJA) As an additional service, N.G.J.A will test gems at the following locations free of charge – purchased from anywhere in the country
25, Galle Face Terrace, Colombo 03.
Level – 5, East Low Block, World Trade Center, Echelon Square, Colombo 01.
“Gem Centre” , Ratnapura.
Certificates are issued at Head Office and Colombo Office at a nominal fee of US.$.8.00 (approx.) per certificate
There are six key steps in examining a gemstone
When ever possible examine the stone unmounted against a white background.
Make sure the gem is clean
Hold it at the girdle with Tweezers
View under daylight
View under artificial light
View from different angles
Inspect the surface and interior with a lens (loupe) with 10X magnifications
SRI LANKA GEM & JEWELLERY EXCHANGE
The Sri Lanka Gem & Jewellery Exchange is a concept developed several years ago for the establishment of a center for the industry-related commercial activities under the sponsorship of the National Gem and Jewellery Authority. Originating from a Parliamentary sub committee appointed for reviewing the Gem and Jewellery Industry, and with Cabinet approval granted subsequently Sri Lanka Gem and Jewellery Exchange commenced operations to provide the following facilities as a one stop center:
* Meeting place for buyers/sellers
* NGJA' Liaison Office
The opening of the new trading complex of The Sri Lanka Gem and Jewellery Exchange at the World Trade center is a future step to modernize the trading activities of Sri Lanka Gem and Jewellery Exchange in line with the policy of the Government.
SRI LANKA GEM & JEWELLERY EXCHANGE, WORLD TRADE CENTRE,