Sri Lanka, the island of exotic gems, has a colourful gem mining and trading history of at least 2500 years, if not more. It was once called Rathnadweepa which means Gem Island in Sinhalese. Persian traders endearingly referred to the island as Serendip; presumably because the discovery of such magnificent treasures leads to happiness, good fortune and luck.
Sri Lanka is the only country that has been producing a seemingly never ending supply of high quality gemstones. It also has the highest density of gem deposits in relation to its landmass with 90% of the landmass said to be composed of gem bearing Pre Cambrian rock.
An Exquisite 90.27 Ct Sri Lanka Sapphire and Diamond Necklace