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Lihiniya Gems

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Address: 42A Hospital Street | Fort, Galle 80000, Sri Lanka
Phone Number: +94 91 2 224530
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09:30 - 19:00
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Established in 1983 as one of the very few Jewellers at that time inside...

Established in 1983 as one of the very few Jewellers at that time inside the "Fort" of Galle city, Southern Sri Lanka, Dealers in all kinds of Precious & Semi- Precious Gemstones. We have a large collection to choose from. Makers of fine hand crafted Silver and Gold Jewellery for more than 3 decades. Visit us for a quote or write to us we deliver to anywhere in the world.

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A jewel Of A Shop

It may not be the flashiest shop on the street, but it is a gem. Helpful and knowledgable, this family run operation is trustworthy in their assessment of the quality of stones... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 9 May 2016
patricia k
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Kirkland, Washington
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Kirkland, Washington
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2016

It may not be the flashiest shop on the street, but it is a gem. Helpful and knowledgable, this family run operation is trustworthy in their assessment of the quality of stones. If we happen to be lucky enough to return to Sri Lanka, we would return . (Well, maybe not my husband!)

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3 Thank patricia k
Irshad L, Owner at Lihiniya Gems, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to review us and we appreciate your business very much. Hope to see you in Sri Lanka soon. Kind regards Lihiniya Gems More 

Baku, Azerbaijan
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19 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2016

My wife and I dropped into Lihiniya Gems based on other TA reviews. The owner and family were very nice and happy to show us a wide selection of sapphire earrings my wife was looking to purchase. Only issue was that she found a dark blue sapphire eternity ring too!!!! I do hope my fellow TA reviewers are correct in... More 

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3 Thank bobincabo
Irshad L, Owner at Lihiniya Gems, responded to this review

Thank you for reviewing us and we appreciate your business very much. We are glad that your wife liked the ring you bought from us. hope to see you gain in Sri Lanka kind regards Lihiniya Gems More 

Sydney, Australia
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33 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2016

I choose this place based, in part, on the reviews here and was not disappointed. They were very happy for me to browse and pull out the items I liked. Ultimately they did not quite have what I wanted but that was no issues as they could custom make it for me exactly as I wanted. Not only that, they... More 

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Irshad L, Owner at Lihiniya Gems, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words and we are also happy you got exactly what you wanted. It was a pleasure doing business with you and hope to see you again Kind regards. More 

Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
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97 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2016

The proprietor and his sons run this lovely shop that is chock full of beautiful jewelry at a variety of price points. Pricing was transparent. Custom work they did for me was lovely- I can't wait to wear it in New York! In addition to sapphires, they have amethyst, tourmaline, blue topaz, aquamarine, and a variety of other colored stones,... More 

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2 Thank BombayLiz
Irshad L, Owner at Lihiniya Gems, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting us and it was a pleasure doing business with you as well as learning from you about the latest designs. We are glad you liked what we made for you and please do send us some pictures when you wear it in New York. Good luck in your travels and hope to hear from you again... More 

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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2016

Very knowledgable, educated staff and excellent selection of fine gems with a range of prices, stones and designs. Able to do custom designs with a couple days' notice. Across from the lighthouse along the fort wall. Don't have a driver take you because they demand a 35% commission from the shops. Get dropped off nearby and walk in on your... More 

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Irshad L, Owner at Lihiniya Gems, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting our shop, we were delighted to have you at our shop and very much enjoyed serving you all. We hope you had a fabulous holiday in our little country and you would come back again in the future. Hope you had a safe flight back home Kind regards from all of us at Lihiniya Gems :) More 

Hertford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2016

Helpful staff, felt able to browse without a heavy sales push, but when I wanted to buy they were very helpful

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2 Thank Margaret H
Irshad L, Owner at Lihiniya Gems, responded to this review

Thank you for the review Margaret, We are happy that you felt the way you did at our shop. We do our best to serve our customers better everyday and comments like yours help us go that extra mile. Kind regards from all of us at Lihiniya Gems More 

Uzes, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2016

Friendly service and good stuff for sale reasonable prices- good choice of jewelry - stones would highly recommend -

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Irshad L, Owner at Lihiniya Gems, responded to this review

Thank you,and hope to see you again in the near future. Kind regards from everyone at Lihiniya Gems More 

New York, New York, United States
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2016

I was in Sri Lanka on vacation and had a wonderful experience in Lihiniya Gems! The staff was wonderful, no pressure environment, and the selection is fantastic. Not only did my friends and I purchase something but when I got home I realized I wanted another piece of jewelry. I emailed them my request and then went above and beyond... More 

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3 Thank RKehm
Irshad L, Owner at Lihiniya Gems, responded to this review

Thanks Rene for your kind words and trusting us with your order, we are glad you like what you got from us. Hope to hear from you again in the near future. Say hello to your friends who visited us with you Kind regards More 

Leeds, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2016

Just been to my local jeweller who I have used for years and showed him the pink sapphire I bought from Lihiniya Gems. He told me it was an excellent stone, well cut and good colour. I would have paid much more in the UK. It is now being made into a necklace with diamonds all around and then a... More 

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Irshad L, Owner at Lihiniya Gems, responded to this review

Thanks Jackie for your comments. We are glad that you are happy with your purchase. We are also glad to hear that you will be setting it in a lovely piece of jewellery. Please kindly send us pictures of the finished product so we can publish it for our many customers to see. Kind regards Lihiniya Gems More 

London, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2016

Staff very helpful pointing out different categories of precious and semi-precious stones. Bought a pendant, earrings, and bracelet. A number of adjustments were made to the design of the pendant and collected the items a couple of days later. Also they altered a ring my spouse had with her. They resized the ring, removed a no of stones and made... More 

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Irshad L, Owner at Lihiniya Gems, responded to this review

thank you very much for your comments, We are glad you understand why we do not encourage our customers to come with drivers or guides. We try to educate our customers as much as we can. Hope to see you again soon Kind regards Lihiniya Gems More 

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