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Gemstone Tour
Sri Lanka

17th - 26th February 2025

This Sri Lanka gemstone tour is for serious enthusiasts, who want to learn more about the gem trade in Sri Lanka. Whether you are planning to enter the trade, or just someone who loves collecting gemstones, this trip is for you. On this exciting tour, you will get a lot of hands-on experience and the opportunity to learn from expert tutors including gemmologist Kim Rix.


Sri Lanka is home to some of the rarest and most valuable gemstones in the world. Blue Sapphire is the National Gemstone of Sri Lanka. The gem industry on this lovely island has been in existence for over 2500 years, making it a part of the country's history.


Our gemstone tour will include visits to the gem markets, gem museum, 3 or 4 gem mining visits, witnessing cutting & polishing, a gem showroom and much more. You are promised a gemmological extravaganza!

One of the most thrilling aspects of a gemstone tour is the chance to discover hidden treasures. Our tours take you to the heart of gemstone country, where you can explore mines, sift through alluvial deposits, and even find your own gemstones. Imagine the excitement of uncovering a precious gem and knowing you were the first person to ever to see it. This hands-on experience is not only educational but also incredibly rewarding.


We will be led by experienced gemmologists and local experts who are eager to share their knowledge with you. They will guide you through the intricate process of gemstone mining and processing, teaching you how to identify different types of gemstones and understand their unique characteristics. This educational component adds immense value to the tours, ensuring you leave with a deeper understanding and appreciation of these natural wonders. Together we have come up with this once in a lifetime Sri Lanka gemstone tour.


Visit our Sri Lanka photo gallery to find out what to expect. 


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Ready to embark on a journey of a lifetime?


Hands-On Experience:

Dive into the world of gemstones with exclusive access to mines and markets. Witness the journey of gemstones from the mine to the market, and acquire firs-thand knowledge about their sourcing and processing.


Unique Learning Opportunity:

Feed your passion for gems and jewellery-making with expert-led workshops and talks. Gain insights into buying gemstones at the market, and the art of gem cutting and setting.


Networking and Community:

Connect with like-minded individuals who share your passion. Forge new relationships, exchange ideas, and expand your creative network within a supportive and inspiring environment.


Cultural Immersion:

Explore the rich cultural heritage of Sri Lanka, famous for its friendly people and stunning landscapes. Experience local customs, cuisine, and traditions while enjoying a well-rounded travel experience.


Stress Relief & Enjoyment:

Take a break from the high-stress demands of your every day job or family life. Rejuvenate your spirit as you immerse yourself in a hobby that brings you joy and relaxation.

Spawling Landscape in Sri Lanka
"Gemstones are Earth’s way of whispering its secrets to us."
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