Gem testing facility at WTC
The Gem Testing and Certification Laboratory at the Sri Lanka Gem and
Jewellery Exchange was opened at the World Trade Centre.
National Gem and Jewellery Authority Chairman and CEO
Gen. Rohan De S.Daluwatte inspecting a jewel through an
instrument after the opening of the Gem Testing Facility
This will provide many services including free gem testing services
for foreigners for the first time in Sri Lanka. Gem testing, memo
specifying the variety of the gemstone, detailed certificate and
information are services provided by the National Gem and Jewellery
The gem and jewellery sector plays a vital role in Sri Lanka’s
economy, contributing immensely in earning foreign exchange and
providing employment opportunities.
The industry’s potential for value addition, profitability and
employment generation is high but remains untapped to a large extent. In
gemstones, Sri Lanka retains a world market position as a producer of
fine quality gems. Sri Lanka has some of the greatest varieties of gems
in the world. Despite its relatively small size, it is easy to imagine
the density of gems found in Sri Lanka.
Sri Lanka exported diamonds and jewellery to the value of $ 335 m and
$ 70 m of gems. Gem and jewellery contributes 5 percent to total
exports, the gem and jewellery industry’s contribution, to the economy.