Ratnapura is a small town in Sri Lanka that is very popular for gem stones. The town is well known to the world from the ancient time. People can easily find rubies, and sapphires from the soil and rivers. Lot of tourists visit here to learn how the gems are mined, cut, polished and sold. Also this is the point to start your tours to Sinharaja Forest Reserve, Udawalawe National Park, Kitulgala, and to Adam's Peak. There are many Hotles and Guest houses available in this area.
Visit Saviya Mawatha, 150 M from the clock tower in the centre of Ratnapura. Lot of small dealers shops sellers are available here. Lot of uncut precious and semi precious gems can be seen here. There are lot of jewelery shops too are available here. According to Sri Lanka Law, uncut gem stones can't be exported from here. To check the quality of any Gem stones that you want to buy, you can find many International Gem Laboratories here. They can check and give you certificate on your Gem stone at an affordable price.
Ratnapura Gems Video.
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