AS A BUYERSri Lanka is your source for Treated/Untreated
Blue Sapphires, Rubies, Padparasha, Yellow sapphires, chrysoberyls,
Zircons and lots of Rare Stones . As a producing country
we supply some of the best blue Sapphires around. Sizes
range from 0.2 carat to HUGE 120 carat pieces in fine quality.
successful trip depends on good planning and contacts. we
have offices in Rathnapura ( main gem Area ) where millions
of $$$ worth of stocks change hands daily and we take you
to the source. we accompany you to deal with the language
problem .... and any other problem that may arise.
We charge a commission of 5% for our services on all gems and jewellry purchased.
If you need us to take care of the whole trip including travel and lodging, we do that as well.
Full board accommodation ( with meals ) and Traveling within
the country are all bundled into our special
tour price of US $ 2250 per person. ( minimum 2 pax ) Our tours are flexible and can be changed to meet your needs, A tipical tour would be as follows.
from airport. Usually flight arrive late at night ,
straight to Mount
lavinia Hotel for the Night.( Depends on Avaialbility ) first day will be in colombo
to rest, after lunch visit to a sri lankan lapidary
and visit World Trade Center the hub of sri lankan gem
trade in colombo.
day starts at 6 a.m. in the morning traveling to Rathnapura
, breakfast at an eco lodge and Visit to see how heat
treatment is done to gemstones, arrive in Rathnapura
for lunch and visit pit mine and gem museum. stay at Rathnaloka
hotel ( Depends on Avaialbility )
breakfast we visit the main gem market in rathnapura,
we will arrange our office for you to buy direct from
the sellers. Tell them what stones you are looking for
and stones will flow in.
day is Simply not enough to go through the exciting
gemstones you will see , so we spend another day , by
2 p.m. we leave for the beach and stay the night at Paradise
Beach Club ( Depends on Avaialbility )
up the the sound of the waves. run, jog, swim, surf
and spend the day as you like, Relax on the beach at
breakfast visit a gem trading area called ginthota its
a 4 hour tour to buy gemstones and back again to the
beach for lunch at Mirrissa. rest of the day on the
beach enjoying the sunset.
for colombo at 6a.m., export paper work will be attended
to and ready for a safe departure.
mine in rathnapura
Sri lankan travel VISA for US have to be taken online HERE
* Price does not include alcoholic beverages.
* Price does not include airfare.
* Price does not include any gem or jewelry purchase.
* Hotels we have chosen for you are star class Hotels - Mount
lavinia Hotel ( colombo ) , Rathnaloka
Hotel ( rathnapura ) and Paradise
Beach Club ( Mirrissa ) ( depends on Availability)
Orchidians Testimonials (
you are in safe hands )
just came back from a short gem-buying trip in Sri
Lanka, where I met Ahmed Shareek. We had a good time
going to the Gem City of Ratnapura, looked at lots
of nice stones and had great buying experience. "Sri
Lanka is a land like no other", says the logo
of the Sri Lankan tourist board. It is true in every
sense, Visitors are still few, stones are plenty -
beaches are long, and food is spicy. Ahmed was there
for me with his patience, knowledge and unparalleled
generosity. If you thought of Sri lankan stones or
going to Sri-Lanka, Ahmed Shareek <email@example.com>
is your man.
Thank you, and Merry Xmas to you all.
Gemcal Co. Ltd. - The Spinel Source
Booth 1102 GLDX Tucson
wanted to take a moment to share the wonderful experience
my husband had in Sri Lanka courtesy of orchid
member Ahmed Shareek. Some months ago I inquired
about a reputable stone dealer in Sri Lanka - immediately
I received 5 or more orchid responses - sort of like a Greek chorus - saying Ahmed Shareek.
I was familiar with his name from the list but didn't
realize he was in Sri Lanka. I had anticipated my
husband would be traveling to Sri Lanka in April -
it was cancelled. Meanwhile I purchased some stones
via the internet from Ahmed and was very happy with
them. My husband finally went in August and just returned
- it was a State Dept. trip unrelated to gems and
jewelry but at Ahmed's invitation, he called Ahmed
and was given the royal treatment - he took him shopping,
showed him around, introduced him to restaurants,
gem and antique jewelry dealers, etc - it was absolutely
wonderful!! Ahmed was extremely generous with him
time and information and of course, I am happy because
I am now the proud owner of some new gems and some
antique jewelry - Thank
you, thank you, thank you!!
invited people to visit him in Sri Lanka - I highly
recommend it, and him, if you can possibly go.
Trip of Tony & Rita King ,
My wife and I had a wonderful 10 days in Sri Lanka in July this year (2012) only made possible with Ahmed’s help and extreme generosity.
Ahmed took us everywhere meeting gem merchants, sightseeing, restaurants, markets and many places of interest. He took us to Ratnapura where he organised a stream of miners to show us their stones. My wife got a fabulous blue sapphire which Armed arranged to have set into a 18kt gold ring. I bought excellent aquamarines,
green zircon, kornerupine, hessonites and sinhalites helped immeasurably by Ahmed’s gem expertise. He also organised to have my gems certified. We visited the gem mines and a heat treatment facility which were fascinating.
We have nothing but praise for Ahmed’s generosity, extreme willingness to help and the time he took in driving us everywhere. We would have never seen half the things we saw without his aid.
If you visit Sri Lanka and want a good gem buying experience, we highly recommend you contact Ahmed and he will give you an unforgettable time.
Tony & Rita King
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