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Experience a gemstone paradise with Nineteen48

Would you like to learn more about the origin of our gemstones? How about a tropical adventure to Sri Lanka which includes visiting the actual mines where the gems are found? That could be easier than you think!

Having been frequently asked by our customers about the possibility of taking a trip to Sri Lanka and learning more about the mining and cutting activities, we are very pleased to announce a new partnership that allows you to do just that.

Gem mining team

Gem mining team

Working closely with Tropical Vacations (https://www.tropicalvacations.co.uk), we offer a 4-day / 3 night tour of the main mining areas in Sri Lanka, including visits to see gem cutting and processing operations in the region. This fascinating insight into the sourcing of precious stones such as sapphire and ruby will be hosted by us in Sri Lanka.

A typical itinerary will include viewing several different types of mine, a visit to see local gem cutters, a tour of Ratnapura (The City of Gems – the main gem trading centre in Sri Lanka) and even some classroom time to learn more about the gemstones themselves.

Gem cutter at work

Gem cutter at work

Your trip can be a standalone excursion or part of a longer stay on The Island of Gems, where you can also relax on golden beaches, see breathtaking landscapes and a plethora of wildlife, experience a 2000 year-old culture or enjoy adventure sports such as white water rafting and surfing, perhaps play a round of golf on the most scenic golf courses in Asia or even find inner peace on a yoga retreat.

To find out more and book an unforgettable gemmological experience, visit Tropical Vacations website (https://www.tropicalvacations.co.uk/signature-tours/treasure-island-sri-lanka/ quoting “Nineteen48”) or contact us now – info@nineteen48.com.

We look forward to welcoming you in Sri Lanka!