Sri Lanka’s gem industry has a very long and colorful history. Sri Lanka was affectionately known as Ratna-Dweepa which means Gem Island. The name is a reflection of its natural wealth. Marco Polo wrote that the island had the best sapphires, topazes, amethysts, and other gems in the world.
Hope this helps you to get a very basic understanding of Sri Lankan Gemstone Industry.
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This mesmerizing princess cut diamond ring will astonish you with its outstanding brilliance, quality and superb detail!
It is accented by a row of round brilliant cut diamonds pave set around it, on all three sides of the shank and around the center basket, which is elegantly designed with a beautiful filigree detail in the center.
This ring is made in high polish 18k white gold. Amazing from every angle!
Gala Princess Cut and Pavé Diamond Eternity Ring in 18k White Gold (6.5 ct. tw.) at Perfectly elegant, this extraordinary 18k white gold eternity ring showcases princess cut diamonds that are expertly matched and set between a brilliant pavé diamond channel.
A Gorgeous 26.92 carat Oval Spinel Ring at Graff Diamonds
The beauty of spinels was officially recongnized in the 18th century and they have been loved since for their vibrancy and tenacity in colour. This one-of-a-kind ring showcases a stunningly dramatic 26.92 carat oval spinel framed by a halo of pear shapped diamond.
GIA 3.88ct. Natural Unheated Spinel Diamond Ring Top Vivid Red Color VVS Clear Clarity. GIA Certified (please see attached) Amazing Trilliant cut & full faceted. Beautiful Vibrant Red sparkles throughout Transparency A+ Side diamonds: 1.00ct. Brilliant sparkling Round cuts Full cuts F/G color, Vs-2 clarity
GIA Certified Amazing Brilliant oval cut full faceted.
Beautiful Vibrant Red sparkles throughout
Collector’s Prized 3.61 Carat GIA Certified “Unheated & Untreated” Natural Sapphire & Diamond Cocktail Ring.
This exquisite gem has near flawless VVS2 clarity, unheated status and an exotic “Violetish Blue” color.
The one of a kind 2.40 carat Sapphire is elegantly accented by a generous 50 big size hand cut and hand set near flawless to eye clean VS2-SI1 clarity fine quality colorless to near colorless F-G color diamonds in a spectacular custom design totaling a generous 1.21 carats.
An ageless symbol of love, elegance, beauty and sincerity, the Swan becomes a dazzling guardian of time in this delightful jewelery timepiece from Graff.
A graceful guardian of time, the spectacular Swan watch floats serenely upon a beautifully sculptural diamond bracelet, featuring one exquisitely-crafted wing which slides open to reveal a ‘secret’ delicate watch face.
The true pinnacle of elegance and horological luxury, this stunning jewel featurels no less than 900 shimmering diamonds totalling over 54.7 carats.
Clou White Diamond Dinner Watch
Clou White Diamond Dinner Watch with illuminated digital date & time display, is a luxurious dinner timepiece for the ultimate in elegant style. Featuring 42mm round stainless steel body encrusted with total 8.63ctw pavé set diamonds (1044pcs), which include 1024pcs white diamonds 01.20mm (SI2, H~I color, Full cut) and 20pcs white diamonds 01.00mm (SI2, H~I color, Full cut). Exclusive Pearl Ray Indio-Pacific stingray watch strap with buckle closure.
Chanel J12 White Ceramic 33 mm. Diamond Bezel and Bracelet Quartz Watch – H1420
This Chanel J12 Diamonds watch, is made for Women, with a Quartz movement, 33 mm. White Ceramic case, White Dial dial and a White Ceramic With Diamonds (320 / 2,14 ct) strap. Chanel J12 Diamonds watch model number H1420 is brand new , and comes in the original box.
Vacheron Constantin Patrimony Contemporaine Silver Dial White Gold Ladies Watch
18kt white gold case with a 18kt white gold bracelet. Fixed 18kt rose gold bezel set with 68 diamonds. Silver dial with white gold hands and index hour markers. Minute markers around the outer rim. Dial Type: Analog. Date display at the 6 o’clock position. Automatic movement with a 40 hour power reserve. Scratch resistant sapphire crystal. Pull / push crown. Exhibition case back. Case diameter: 36.5 mm. Case thickness: 9.15 mm. Round case shape. Hidden folding clasp. Water resistant at 30 meters / 100 feet. Functions: date, hour, minute, second. Luxury watch style. Item Variations: X85G7267. Vacheron Constantin Patrimony Contemporaine Silver Dial White Gold Ladies Watch 85515CA1G-9841.
A Gorgeous Selection of Ruby and Diamond Jewelry. The vibrant reds contrast the sparkling white diamonds. The allure of the red ruby has been existed since the dawn of civilization. Rubies have signified beauty and power for many ancient civilizations. We have selected a few gorgeous pieces from master jewelers ranging from Graff Diamonds to Van Cleef & Arpels.
A truly unique piece, it took Graff’s expert team of designers, gemologist and Master Craftsmen months to complete this striking jeweled cuff, featuring over 174 carats of richly colored rubies and exquisite white diamonds, with a vibrant 5.01 carat ruby positioned at its heart. Diamonds 83.91cts, Rubies 84.61cts
14K yellow gold ruby and diamond bracelet. This bracelet is adorned with 11 oval faceted Burma rubies with a total weight of 14.30cts. The rubies are type II, moderately to heavily included with a medium dark to strong red color. Additionally, this bracelet has 275 round brilliant cut diamonds weighing approximately 3.22cts. Diamonds are SI-2 to I1 in clarity, H/I in color.
Gorgeous 12.01 Ct Ruby Bracelet with pave diamond 5.39 Ct at The Natural Sapphire Company
Ruby and Half-Moon Diamond Halo Ring in Platinum and 18k Yellow Gold (2.24 ct)
Uniquely stunning, this gemstone ring showcases a lively, 2.24 carat oval ruby and two brilliant half-moon diamonds surrounded by halo of pavé-set round diamonds framed in platinum and 18k yellow gold. The exquisite ruby is a scarce, non-heated gemstone. Purchase is accompanied by an AGL Prestige Gemstone Report.
6.40 Carat Oval Cut Ruby & Diamond Gold Ring This highly imaginative ruby and diamond ring was designed to capture your attention. Its impressive styling is highlighted by a gorgeous, genuine oval cut ruby with a massive weight of 4.00 carats. This exceptional ruby has a rich and intense color hue that will leave you breathless. Surrounding the colorful centerpiece are glittering round cut diamonds and baguette cut diamonds. The round diamonds have a total weight of .30 carats while the baguettes have a total combined weight of 2.10 carats. The diamonds range in clarity from Vs2-Si1 with a color grade ranging from H-I. This unique and inspirational ring is made of 18kt. yellow gold with a total gold weight of 12.50 grams.
Set in white gold, the Van Cleef & Arpels Zip necklace features rubies, diamonds, and cultured pearls. The Zip necklace’s history begins in the late 1930s when the Duchess of Windsor suggested that a zipper be used as inspiration for a jewelry piece. The Zip design can be worn two ways, as a necklace or closed as a bracelet.
The Van Cleef & Arpels Zip earrings with diamonds and pear-shaped rubies were created for the “Timeless Beauty”
The Van Cleef & Arpels Vermillion earrings feature two matched oval-cut rubies from Tanzania weighing 13.33 and 13.83 carats. The rubies are set in white gold with diamond prongs and pear-shaped and marquise-cut diamond surround.
The Silk Road Dancer clip combines the grace of Van Cleef & Arpels’ ballerina-inspired jewels with an homage to the Chinese dance drama: Along the Silk Road. The dancer’s ruby skirt was created using the Mystery Setting technique, which was patented by the company in 1933.
Mellerio dit Meller is a 402 year old jewelry design house that was at one time the jeweler that serviced the queens of Europe. Mellerio dit Meller has teamed up with Alexandre Vauthier, who is a outstanding up and coming couturier, to create a stunning collection of fine jewelry that is both timeless and cutting edge. Vauthier loves to work with emeralds as it is one of his favorite gemstones when designing the quartet of pieces for the Collection. He found inspiration in a group of sketches within the Mellerio’s archives, some of which date back to the 1800s. The sketches were very classic, but also modern.
Created with emeralds, diamonds, and onyx, the pendant rests on a chain of white gold, cascading down the neck in a sequence of diamonds fashioned like Vs(187,000).
Vintage 1960 extra fine long chain Emerald By The Yard necklace from one of the world’s oldest and most reputable jewelers Mellerio dits Meller founded in 1613 and jewelry to Royalty for over 400 years. Top jewels and workmanship. Excellent condition, no repairs or defects. Looks great on the neck.
Chain diameter: 1.9mmTwisted beads: 9mm diameter
Hallmark: Mellerio 277OCH European Hallmarks
Length: 31.5 inches
33 genuine bright green Emerald round beads, approx. total weight 7.00cts, SI1 to I1, approx. 3.5mm
Emerald-Cut Emerald and Diamond Three-Stone Ring in Platinum and 18k Yellow Gold (3.85 ct center) (9.75×9.6mm) at Blue Nile
One-of-a-kind elegance, this gemstone and diamond ring features a vibrant emerald-cut emerald complemented by beautifully matched step-cut trapezoid diamond side stones set in a classic platinum and 18k yellow gold.
100% natural Fancy diamond collector’s dream, 0.81 carat total weight fancy yellow and white diamond pendant and necklace.
This dreamy fancy diamond pendant boasts a top grade near flawless VS1 clarity Fancy Yellow cushion cut diamond accented with 45 F-G color and fancy yellow round brilliant beauties with VS2-SI2 clarity set in a classic designed solid 14k white & yellow gold setting.
This collectors piece comes together with an 17.50 inch wearable length solid 14k white gold necklace.
A true estate jewelry heirloom treasure
“Jewels in the noble” Cullinan heritage “” after three years of her cutting and polishing, by the same drill blanks cut into 24 see DIF pure, of standard purity us the yushi drill youth of her diamond was finally born! Jewelry creation by 周大福官方專頁 Chow Tai Fook Building hand in hand and internationally renowned jewelry artist Wallace Chan, 27 kinds of law, contain eternity without her concept of Chinese culture, butterflies with the bat symbol design see well with her moral!
“The Cullinan Heritage”, a 507 ct clean white diamond, recovered from Cullinan Diamond Mine was named in honor of the significant day it was unearthed, 24 September 2009, which is Heritage Day in South Africa.
The Cullinan Heritage, which ranks as one of the t o p 20 largest high-quality rough diamonds ever found, continues to receive much interest since its appearance.
Petra Diamonds CEO Johan Dippenaar commented: “The Cullinan Heritage is not only exquisitely beautiful, but also of true historical importance. Since we announced the recovery of the diamond in September 2009, we have experienced a high level of interest from the trade… “.
The Cullinan Heritage was offered for sale on February 26th 2010 through a closed tender at the Diamond Exchange & Export Centre in Johannesburg.
The stone was sold for USD $35.3 million, the highest price achieved for a rough diamond to date.
The diamond (pictured) will be showcased alongside other diamonds that were cut from the same 507.55-carat, type IIA rough diamond known as the Cullinan Heritage, which the company purchased in 2010 for $35.5 million.
The company’s master craftsmen have spent the past three years at facilities in South Africa analyzing and perfecting the best approach to cutting and polishing the diamond. The stone is graded by Forevermark and will be set as jewelry uniquely designed for Chow Tai Fook by a world-renowned jewelry artist to be revealed at the anniversary celebration.
“The Cullinan Heritage jewelry by Chow Tai Fook will stand the test of time as the embodiment of our values: sharing the beauty of Chinese culture with the world, producing works of only the highest quality and imbuing each of our creations with novelty, excitement and the pursuit of perfection,” said Henry Cheng, the chairman of Chow Tai Fook.
The Cullinan mine in South Africa is famous for its large and important diamonds, including the 3,106.75-carat Cullinan, the world’s largest rough diamond. The Cullinan Heritage is the largest of its grade to have been recovered at the mine since 1986.
“Today we complete a journey we began five years ago, and we could not be more proud of the exceptional and historic creation that has emerged. Continuing the Cullinan legend, the world-renowned master jewelry artist Wallace Chan has brought the Cullinan diamonds to life,” said Dr. Henry Cheng, chairman of Chow Tai Fook Jewellery Group Limited.
Chan is recognized by many as the greatest living Asian jewelry artist. He founded his own gemstone carving workshop when he was 17 and in 1987 he invented the “Wallace Cut,” an illusionary carving technique that transcends dimensions. After a decade immersed in Buddhist art, he created the Great Stupa for Fo Guang Shan, Taiwan.
He was the first Chinese jewelry artist ever invited to exhibit and deliver speeches at the Gemological Institute of America headquarters. In 2012 and 2014, he was the first and only Asian artist ever invited to exhibit at the prestigious Biennale des Antiquaires in Paris.
Marking the first collaboration between Chow Tai Fook and Wallace Chan, the “A Heritage in Bloom” is a spectacular piece that brings the industry to a whole new level.
Chow Tai Fook operates approximately 2,260 Chow Tai Fook and Hearts On Fire standalone shops spanning 500 cities in Greater China, Singapore, Malaysia, South Korea and the United States.
Diamond Cluster Necklace
Five carats of glittering round diamonds (5.00 ctw), are clustered together in this fashionable 14k white gold necklace. A “must have” for any fashion enthusiast.
Extremely Rare “VS1 CLARITY” and VIVID Red Color, GIA Certified 2.47 Carat Natural Ruby & Diamond Solid 18k White Gold Cocktail Ring.
As noted in the GIA Certification, this world class ruby specimen is unheated with the sought after Purplish Red color found only in the finest of genuine rubies.
Unheated rubies are among the most prized rubies in the world.
The one of a kind 1.35 carat genuine ruby is set with a generous 1.12 carats of extra fine quality near flawless to eye clean VVS1-SI1 clarity colorless & near colorless F-G round brilliant diamonds all set in a gorgeous solid 18k gold custom made designer art deco setting.
Superb quality and sublime elegance collector’s grade GIA Certified unheated ruby ring.