Discover the National Gem of Sri Lanka

Let’s explore the amazing National Gem of Sri Lanka. This journey will show us the interesting history, cultural importance, and how famous it is all over the world. We’ll also learn how to buy, check if it’s real, and take care of these valuable stones. Plus, we’ll take a look at the lively market for the National Gem of Sri Lanka.

Introduction to the National Gem of Sri Lanka

The country of Sri Lanka, which is sometimes called the “Pearl of the Indian Ocean,” is famous for its beautiful gemstones that people all over the world have loved for hundreds of years. The National Gem of Sri Lanka is very special and is loved by people who live there and by gem lovers everywhere.

History and Origin

The history of digging for gems in Sri Lanka goes back more than 2,500 years. It is connected to the country’s rich culture and religious history. People in ancient Sri Lanka thought that gems were a present from the gods. They used them in religious events and customs. As time went on, the gems from the island became famous all over the world. This brought traders and explorers to Sri Lanka from many different places.
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Significance and Importance
The National Gem of Sri Lanka, called the “Ceylon Blue Sapphire,” represents the country’s history and skill in making things. It is very popular because of its bright blue color and clearness. The Ceylon Blue Sapphire is not just a valuable gemstone, but also something that makes the people of Sri Lanka feel proud and connected to their country.
Geography and Gem Mining in Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka has a varied and rich landscape that has helped it become a top producer of gemstones. The parts of the island where you can find gems are mostly in the center and south of the country.
Key Gem Mining Regions
The main places in Sri Lanka where gems are mined are Ratnapura, Balangoda, and Elahera. These areas have a lot of gemstones, and they have been the main focus of the gem mining business for hundreds of years.
Blue Sapphires
Blue Sapphires are the most popular and wanted gemstones in Sri Lanka. They are known for their bright blue color, which can be light or dark. Ceylon Blue Sapphires, in particular, are very valuable because they have a special color and shine.
Traditional and Modern Mining Techniques
Gem mining in Sri Lanka has changed over time. People still use old ways of mining with simple tools and workers doing the work by hand. But now, they also use new ways of mining with machines and technology to get gems out of the ground.
Types of Gems Found in Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka has many different kinds of gemstones, each with its own special features and good points. The gems found on the island are known for their great color, clearness, and size.
Cultural Significance
Blue sapphire holds significant cultural importance in various societies.
It has been a symbol of nobility, truth, sincerity, and faithfulness. It’s often associated with divine favor.
Religious Importance
In religious contexts, blue sapphire is linked with spiritual enlightenment and is believed to bring peace and tranquility to the wearer’s life.
Royal Use
Royal families across the world have valued blue sapphires for centuries. One of the most famous blue sapphires in the world is the “Star of India,” a 563-carat gem currently housed in the American Museum of Natural History in New York City.
Uses in Jewelry
Blue sapphire is a popular choice for various types of jewelry.

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Sri Lankan, European and African Gemstones.

Sri Lankan Gemstones are among the most famous in the world, recent gem findings have been sought out in Sri Lanka.
We are proud to offer our services to gem lovers all around the globe.
Shine on Gem & Jewellery specializing in Sri Lankan, European and African, both precious and semi-precious gemstones, meteorites, fossils and gold Jewellery. This has been our family business for years with vast experience. We offer the best and most reliable services on all kinds of stones and gold jewellery items with enthusiasm.

We are progressing to expand our business across Sri Lanka and overseas to the UK, Europe, the United States, Australia, Thailand, China, Russia, Brazil, Dubai, Saudi Arabia, Madagascar and Tanzania.

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