Lanka aims to be ‘World Capital of Precious Gems’

Lanka aims to be ‘World Capital of Precious Gems’

SAM Staff,

Sri Lanka will showcase its world class gems for the first time at an international jewelry fair when it exhibits at the Jakarta International Jewelry Fair, scheduled to be held from April 20 to 23.

At the exhibition to be held at the Jakarta Convention Center, Sri Lanka will aim to be  acclaimed as the ‘World Capital of Precious Gems,’ the Sri Lankan Foreign Ministry said in a statement Thursday.

The Jakarta International Jewelry Fair (“JIJF”) is the most glamorous and comprehensive jewelry trade fair that provides entrepreneurs and business owners alike, the opportunity to congregate, trade, and exchange latest market information within the jewelry industry in Indonesia.

The National Gem and Jewelry Association (NGJA) of Sri Lanka will lead a delegation of 15 representatives from prominent Gem companies to Jakarta.

During the Fair, the Sri Lankan participants will display various precious and famous Sri Lankan gems such as Sapphires, Rubies and Cat’s Eye, Emerald, among others, representing Sri Lanka as the World Capital of Precious Gems.

The fair provides an opportunity for manufacturers, distributors, wholesalers and suppliers in diamond, gold, silver, pearl, precious and semi precious stones to congregate and establish business relationship with many untapped Indonesian jewelers and regional jewelry traders.