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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 […]

Gemming in Ceylon – a reprint by H. V. Sardha Ratnavira

Thank you to Pala International’s Bill Larson for including this article in his newsletter in September 2014. It is interesting to see how little has changed in the last 75 years in Sri Lanka’s gem mining industry. The following brief overview of gem mining in what is now known as Sri Lanka was written by H. […]