Organized by the Sri Lanka Gem & Jewelry Association, this year’s edition of the country’s leading international Gem and Jewelry show – FACETS – is set to take the global community by storm. Scheduled to begin on the 31st of August and end on the 3rd of September 2017, FACETS showcases the best of the best of Sri Lanka’s topmost resource.
This year FACETS promises something for everyone to suit every budget, from precious gems and exquisite jewelry to branded watches and fashionable costume jewelry. Over the years FACETS has captured the interest of experts and enthusiasts worldwide and this year the exhibition is set to host an impressive number of international stalls featuring merchandise from all over the world.
2016 saw the introduction of the Premier Jewelry Pavilion and the Gem and Jewelry Mart. The purpose of these features being to add more versatility and range as well as to ensure that small and medium jewelry enterprises also got their fair share of the spotlight. Given the stupendous success of these the organizing committee has also seen fit to introduce a Premier Gem Pavilion as well, which will display the most stunning and valuable gems produced in Sri Lanka.
The exhibition also features lapidarist stalls as well as booths that display machinery, equipment, tools, and provide laboratory and certification services. An additional presence this year are industry related academic institutes which cater to youngsters who are interested in the field, to gain wide knowledge and learn of opportunities available in the industry.
Held under the patronage of His Excellency, President Maithripala Sirisena who will grace the event, the exhibition is organized by the Sri Lanka Gem & Jewelry Association (SLGJA) the apex private sector organization jointly with the government’s National Gem and Jewelry Authority (NGJA) and the Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB).