Category Archives: Education

National Gem and Jewellery Authority-Gem Talk-Dec 2007

Page 2 of 2 “We are very pleased and thankful to all the staff at the National Gem and Jewellery Authority of Sri Lanka  for giving us kind permission to reproduce articles from Gem Talk sept 2007” “Due to the efforts of National Gem and Jewelry Authority , Sri Lanka has now become one of the rapidly growing […]

National Gem and Jewellery Authority-Gem Talk-Dec 2007

Page 1 of 2 “We are very pleased and thankful to all the staff at the National Gem and Jewellery Authority of Sri Lanka  for giving us kind permission to reproduce articles from Gem Talk sept 2007” “Due to the efforts of National Gem and Jewelry Authority , Sri Lanka has now become one of the rapidly growing […]

Sri Lanka Gemstones and Jewelry Industry-Gem Talk-Sept2007

Page 2 of 2 The Gem Industry By Ms H.M.A.C Weralupe,B.A(Geography Special) Gems have played a unique role in Sri lanka’s socioeconomic life from time immemorial.Our ancient traditions and folk tales clearly reflect the link between these precious stones and aspects of the countries culture and civilisation. History shows that the gem industry occupies a special place in […]

Some Local Sinhalese and Tamil Worlds Used in the Gem Industry of Sri Lanka

All the local words (italics) used on this page are in Sinhalese language unless stated otherwise. Illama refers to gem bearing gravel while Goda illama refers to gem bearing gravel that is located just below the surface of the earth. Illam kamatha refers to a small area reserved for placing the illama prior to washing. A steel rod is also used to determine the depth […]

Establishment of a Gemological Testing Laboratory/ Gemology Resource

One day early last centaury gem and jewellery traders were elated!. A method to produce gems had just been discovered by French scientist August Verneuil. Just mix up ingredients needed to produce corundum and run through a flame produced by LP/O2 gas mixture¦ powders melt and forms gems in a matter of minutes!. They called it […]

The gemstone and jewelry industry in Sri Lanka

The history of the gems of Sri Lanka can be traced back some 3,000 years or so. They are part of many legends, folk lore and literary works. Sri Lankas gems are much written about by early travellers from Europe, Arabia and Asia.  They have adorned many a Crown, Sceptre and Throne.  These gems are the prized […]

Geography of Sri Lanka-

Climate, Relief and Distribution of Population THE RELIEF OF THE ISLAND In respect of relief the Island may be divided into five major regions:-(1)The central Highlands, including the Knuckles and the Rakwana massif.(2)The well-watered southwest country, having a characteristic topography of scarp lands, cuestas, hogs backs, strike ridges, withgentle dip slopes and steeper scarp edges, […]

Sri Lanka-

Travel,History,People,Culture,Physical features,Tea and food. Sri Lanka (Ceylon) is an island nation situated in the Indian Ocean, closer to the southern tip of Peninsular India and separated from it by the Palk Strait and the Gulf of Mannar. The Palk Strait is a shallow sea about 15 fathoms deep. The width of the Palk Strait at […]

Iranian Crown Jewels

Brief History of Iran Iran, meaning the “country of the Aryans”, is situated in southwestern Asia, between the Persian Gulf in the South and the Caspian Sea in the North, and having common borders with seven neighboring countries, Pakistan and Afghanistan in the east, Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan, and Armenia in the north, and Turkey and Iraq […]