ISLAND OF GEMS AN EXHIBITION ON GEMS AND GEM INDUSTRY OF SRI LANKA [15TH. SUCCESSIVE YEAR]
Posted on October 14th, 2010

PRESS RELEASE by D.H. ARIYARATNA FGA, DGA, FGS  NALINI ARIYARATNA [THE EXHIBITION ORGANIZERSP.O.BOX 1837, LONDON N17 9BW. TEL/FAX: 020 8807 8252

The above exhibition is to be held for the 15th, successive year organized by D.H. Ariyaratna FGA, DGA, FGS. A British qualified gemmologist T/A Sri Lanka Gems. This year’s exhibition will be held from the 23rd & 24th October 2010 (Saturday and Sunday) at Mostyn Hotel, Marble Arch, Bryanston Road, London, W1H 7BY. (Nearest underground station Marble Arch, Central line).

 Mr. D.H. Ariyaratna, who has written many books on the subject of gems and the gem industry of Sri Lanka, has 40 years experience in his profession. The sixth edition of his book ‘Gems of Sri Lanka’ (English version) has now been published. This book has been favorably reviewed by the Gemmological Association of G.B. (Gem “ƒ”¹…”A’) in their journal in July/October issue 2006. This book has also been approved by the Educational Publication Advisory Board (Education Department) as a school library book.  This year he also published the Sinhala edition of his book Gems of Sri Lanka which is now in its fourth revised edition.

 This year is so special completing his 40 years experience in the field of gemmology. In this regard and on his kind request he has also received a letter from the Buckingham Palace wishing him every success for this year’s exhibition by Her Majesty the Queen.

 The exhibition will be open to the public from 10am to 7pm on both days.

 The exhibition is arranged into 6 units comprising geology, gem mining, gem cutting and polishing, gemstone, jewellery and education. Around 60,000 coloured gemstones including some diamonds will be on display at the exhibition. They are mainly seen at the gemstone unit. It is noted that some jewellery available in the jewellery unit has been exclusively made for the exhibition. Entrance for adults is £6.00. Your entrance ticket enters you into the draw and the lucky winner will receive a blue sapphire worth around £100.00 or a piece of jewellery to the same value. The following gifts and facilities are also included in your £6.00 ticket.

 FREE! FREE! FREE! FREE!

On this promotional exhibition of “ƒ”¹…”Island of Gems’ all visitors are given a free souvenir brochure at the entrance along with a sample gemstone of sapphire weighing over quarter of a carat or moonstone, topaz or a garnet [May be Your Birth stone! ]. The estimated retail value of the sapphire or 4 semi-precious stones is £15.00.There is no entrance fee for children up to 12 years of age who must be accompanied by an adult. Furthermore all visitors are given light refreshment a tea and biscuits. At the gemstone unit you may be able to get your own gemstone and jewellery tested and a valuation absolutely free of charge. This year’s exhibition has been improved and designed for teachers, students, gem and jewellery dealers, jewellery designers, mineralogists, geologists and other professional people as well as the general public. It should also be noted that live demonstrations of gem cutting and gem testing can also be seen in the gem cutting and education units respectively. For further details you can reach the organizers on

020 8 807 8252 or

Email address:

[email protected]

 

 

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