Ranbima Gem & Jewelry
RANBIMA GEM & JEWELLERY
Embedded within the earth of Sri Lanka’s bountiful land are the nation’s mineral treasures precious gemstones that are unparalleled in their uniqueness and beauty. At Ranbima Gem and Jewellery, we are dedicated to creating a legacy of gem and jewellery right from the process of gem mining, cutting, polishing and designing to importing, exporting and distributing precious gemstones, gem laboratory equipment and testing tools, thereby covering the entire portfolio of gems and jewellery in Sri Lanka. Backed up with years of experience and an undying passion for this trade, we have steadily grown into a respected name in the gem and jewellery industry in Sri Lanka. We aspire to provide our customers with exquisite gems and jewellery of impeccable quality, that is eternal in its elegance. This is the supreme guarantee we offer.
GEMS OF SRI LANKA
Sri Lanka has had a long association with the global gem and jewellery trade. As a country with the highest density of gems in the world, compared to the rest of the gem producing countries, mainly due to our high availability of precious gem resources in a relatively smaller geographical area, we mine, facet and supply nearly 75 types gemstones to the global market.
Today, Sri Lanka is the ninth-largest exporter of precious stones to the global
market and one of the five most important gem bearing nations of the world. In addition to our globally celebrated Ceylon Sapphires, Sri Lanka is also a celebrated destination for Rubies, Padparadscha, and Moonstones while Sri Lankan lapidaries excel at faceting gemstones and diamonds to its fullest lustre. Both the artisan culture of jewellery craftsmanship and Sri Lanka’s gem industry has been widely acclaimed in literary works dating
as far back as 250 B.C.
Today Sri Lanka has made its mark in the international market as a world-class gem and jewellery hub and is known for quality gemstones and Creating fine jewellery in a range of unique and exquisite designs. The entire industry employs approximately 600,000 people, including miners,
cutters and polishers.
Due to our long association with precious gems, Sri Lanka had been referred to as the ‘Rathna Deepa’ in many ancient chronicles including an ancient Greek merchant and navigator the guide called “Periplus of the Erythrean Sea” is presumed to have been compiled during the first century.
Much of Sri Lanka’s gem deposits occur mainly in alluvial gravels found in valley bottoms into which flow tributary hillside streams which carry gem minerals released by weathering from the bedrock sources located at hilltops or hillsides. Apart from the sedimentary formation which carries gemstones, some rocks also have been shown to contain gemstones, particularly varieties of Corundum. There are also gemstones associated with pegmatite which constituted an important source.
As one of the world’s steadiest suppliers of top-quality Ceylon Sapphires and seventy-five other types of gemstones, Sri Lanka is one of the most important countries in the world when it comes to gem and jewellery, despite its small size Hailed as the mythical Tarshish, the legendary island of invaluable gemstones, Sri Lanka has been the source of many celebrated gemstones, pearls and luxury jewellery throughout history and has a long association with the international gem and jewellery trade.
GEMS WHAT DO WE DO?
Mining & Quarrying of Gem & Minerals
Echo friendly Gem mining
Color grading & Marketing
Gem cutting & Polishing
Gem carving & bead makin
Free Indian Astrology consultation & advice
JEWELLERY MANUFACTURERS IN
Computer-aided Gem designing
Heat treatments for gems
Purchasing & selling of Gems
Imports & Exports of Gems
Imports & Distribution of Gem Laboratory
equipment & testing items
Sri Lanka has been a celebrated destination of fine jewellery cast in gold and silver and adorned with precious and semi-precious gemstones since ancient times. Gold and silver jewellery play a larger part in Sri Lankan culture, they are an essential part of a local bride’s trousseau regardless of her economic and social standards and are among the first of the investments parents make for their daughters. Sri Lankan traditional jewellery makers were a constant fixture at international trading pots of ancient Sri Lanka, providing their service to a large number of sailors and merchants, who flocked to the shores of Sri Lanka in search of precious gems and jewellery. Having refined their hereditary skills and traditional designs over the years to reach the pinnacle they are at today; Sri Lankan gem and jewellery craftsmen combine new technologies with ancient knowledge and skills to design and produce some of the best jewellery in the international market. The jewellery manufacturing industry in Sri Lanka mainly consists of three sectors such as manufacturing for exports, the local market and the tourist industry. As a new generation of jewellery designers trade wax moulds, pencils and paper for computer-generated CAD/CAM design systems to perfect their designs, the face of local and international jewellery manufacturing is changing drastically for the better. Today nearly 650,000 gem miners, gem cutters, gem polishers, gem traders, jewellery designers, artisans and moulders and other essential technicians work hard in an industry that caters to an established local and international clientele in Switzerland, the United States of America, Hong Kong, Germany, UAE and Japan, who favour jewellery designs encrusted with precious stones like Ceylon Sapphires or semi-precious stones like moonstones. People, including miners, cutters and polishers.
JEWELRY WHAT DO WE DO?
ASSOCIATE WITH ORGANIZATIONS FOR BUSINESS DEVELOPMENTS PRODUCTS IMPROVEMENTS AS WELL AS STRENGTHEN THE INDUSTRY
Modern types of Gold & Other Jewelry designing
Computer-aided Jewelry designing
Gold & Other Jewelry manufacturing
Imports & Exports of Gold & other Jewelries
Sri Lanka Gem & Jewelry Research & Training Institute (GJRTI)
National Gem & Jewellery Authority
Sri Lanka Gem & Jewellery Association
Sri Lanka Gem Mining & Gem Dealers Association
Sri Lanka Jewellers Association
Gemmologists Association of Sri Lanka (GASL)
Gem & Mineral Mining Federation
International Gem Society (IGS)
American Gem Society (AGS)
The Gemological Association of Great Britain