ISLAND OF GEMS 16th.successive year exhibition 2011
Posted on October 15th, 2011

D.H. ARIYARATNA FGA, DGA, FGS OR PRESS RELEASE

NALINI ARIYARATNA [THE EXHIBITION ORGANIZERS]

P.O.BOX 1837, LONDON N17 9BW. TEL/FAX: 020 8807 8252

Email:sri@lankagems.co.uk Web: www.lankagems.co.uk

It is reported the above exhibition is to be held for the 16th, successive year organized by D.H. Ariyaratna FGA, DGA, FGS. A British qualified gemmologist T/A Sri Lanka Gems.

ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ The exhibition will officially be opened by business community inLondon.

ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ The exhibition is to be held in a well known hotel in the heart of London called the Mostyn Hotel, Bryanston Street, Marble Arch, London W1H 7BY (Nearest underground Marble Arch ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢¢”š¬…” Central line) Dates: 5th. And 6th.November 2011 (Saturday and Sunday)

ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ According to the organizers the exhibition is aimed to promoteSri Lankagem industry inEnglandandEurope

ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ Mr. D.H. Ariyaratna, who has written many books on the subject of gems and the gem industry ofSri 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 ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ”¹…”AƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢) 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. ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ This year he also published the Sinhala edition of his book Gems of Sri Lanka which is now in its fourth revised edition.

ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ This year is so special completing his 40 years experience in the field of gemmology.

ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ 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 are on display at the exhibition. They are ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ mainly seen at the gemstone unit. It is noted that some jewellery available in the jewellery unit has been exclusively made for the exhibition. The entrance ticket entered you into the draw and the lucky winner will receive a blue sapphire worth around ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚£100.00 or a piece of jewellery to the same value. The following gifts and facilities are also included in your ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚£6.00 ticket.

ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ FREE! FREE! FREE! FREE!

On this promotional exhibition of ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ”¹…”Island of GemsƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢ all visitors are ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ 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 one of the ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ semi-precious stones is ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚£12.00.There is no entrance fee for children up to 12 years of age who were ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ 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:

sri@lankagems.co.uk

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