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Gems of Sri Lanka


The history of gemstones in Sri Lanka has been around for over 2,500 years. You will be able to find some of the world’s most beautiful gemstones in Sri Lanka.


Ratnapura is the capital of Sabaragamuwa Province in Sri Lanka. Ratnapura is most famous for its gems, as it’s the most popular gem-mining district of Sri Lanka.  Furthermore, the translation of Sinhala and Tamil, the name Ratnapura means City of Gems.


Your tour package will include - Total transportation, Guide Chauffeur driven vehicles, Hotel Accommodation (On Request) airport pick up and drop off.


HIGHLIGHTS OF THE TRIP

  • Visit the Gem Museums

  • Visit the town center where the buying & selling of Gems takes place

  • Visit & talk to the Gem Miners

  • Try Gem Mining yourself

  • Lunch at a Restaurant of your choice


GEMSTONES FOUND IN SRI LANKA

  • Alexandrite

  • Alexandrite Cat's Eye

  • Almandine Garnet

  • Amethyst

  • Aquamarine

  • Beryl

  • Blue Sapphire

  • Chrysoberyl

  • Chrysoberyl Cat's Eye

  • Citrine

  • Hessonite Garnet

  • Moonstone

  • Orange Sapphire

  • Pathparaja Sapphire

  • Pink Sapphire

  • Pyrope Garnet

  • Rhodolite Garnet

  • Ruby

  • Spessartite Garnet

  • Spinel

  • Star Ruby

  • Star Sapphire

  • Tourmaline

  • Yellow Sapphire

  • Topaz

  • Zircon


Twelve Popular Gemstones from Sri Lanka"    

  • Corundum   

  • Blue Sapphire

  • Ruby

  • Star Sapphire

  • Star Ruby

  • Yellow Sapphire

  • Golden Sapphire

  • Padparadscha

  • White Sapphire

  • Chrysoberyl   

  • Chrysoberyl Cat's Eye

  • Alexandrite

  • Alexandrite Cat's Eye

  • Chrysoberyl

  • Spinel   

  • Blue Spinel

  • Red Spinel

  • ​Mauve Spinel

  • Topaz   

  • White Topaz   

  • Beryl   

  • Aquamarine

  • White Beryl

  • Pale Green Beryl

  • Zircon   

  • Green Zircon

  • Yellow Zircon

  • Brown Zircon

  • Red & Blue Zircon(very rare)

  • Garnet   

  • Rose Red Colored

  • Red Mauve

  • Hessonite Garnet

  • Spessartite Garnet

  • Tourmaline   

  • Green

  • Brown Varieties

  • Quartz   

  • Yellow

  • Brown

  • Rose

  • White

  • Purple(Amethyst)

  • Feldspar   

  • Moonstone


Not so common Varieties   

  • Sinhalite

  • Kornerupine

  • Andalusite

  • Apatite

  • Scapolite

  • Cordierite

  • Diopside

  • Enstatite

  • Taaffeite


Rare Gemstones

  • Axinite                                                           

  • Danburite

  • Euclase

  • Kyanite

  • Sapphirine

  • Dumortierite

  • Fibrolite

  • Monazite

  • Sphene

  • Ekanite

  • Fluoriet

  • Phenakite

  • Cassiterite

  • Epidote

  • Idocrase

  • Rutile

 

 

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