The little island of Sri Lanka is indeed a land like no other! This majestic country boasts of stunning beaches, breathtaking mountains, a grand history, exotic spices, the finest tea and of course dazzling gems and jewellery. The country has a wealth of appeals to give to the world for sure!
When you visit Sri Lanka, take the opportunity to visit some of its famous gem museums and jewellery shops and you will truly be swept off your feet! The dazzling splendour of these precious accessories and stones is breathtaking indeed. Gorgeous gems in a kaleidoscope of colours are to be found in this land. Coupled with the exquisite workmanship of the jewellery designers of Sri Lanka. These precious stones create masterpieces of glittering splendour, truly suited for royalty!
Back in the day, Sri Lanka was known as Ratna Dweepa, which translates to Gem Island. The precious gems of the island were mentioned in the records of Marco Polo and Ptolemy too. The gem industry was a thriving one since ages past. Even back in the 4th and 5th centuries, Persian and eastern traders crossed the raging waves of the Indian Ocean and arrived in this land, searching for exquisite gems.
Sapphire, ruby, topaz, garnet, zircon, spinel and tourmaline are quite commonly found in Sri Lanka. The city of Ratnapura in the Sabaragamuwa Province, which can be accessed in less than 3 hours from Colombo. Is incredibly famous for its precious gems. You will be able to have tours arranged to this city with great ease when you are travelling with Green Holiday Centre. When you are here, you must certainly visit the Gem Museum in Ratnapura too. In this incredibly popular tourist attraction you will find tools and photos related to the gem mining industry in Sri Lanka. Along with dazzling gems of course!