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Sri Lanka has gifted a Ceylon Sapphire studded diamond hair pin to Kate Middleton who marries Britain's Prince William on Friday.

The state-owned Sri Lanka Gem and Jewellery Authority (SLGJA) said the gift was in appreciation of the British Royal family's association with Ceylon Sapphires over many generations.

“This is the first ever international campaign aimed at raising awareness about the rarity and value of the Ceylon Sapphire,” Macky Hashim, the SLGJA chief, said. The hair pin had already been delivered to the Middletons, Hashim said.

Kate Middleton already wears a blue Ceylon Sapphire engagement ring, coming from the late Princess Diana, the mother of the groom, Prince William.

Diana wore it for her own engagement in 1981.

Hashim said sales of Ceylon Sapphire replica rings were in big demand since the announcement of the Royal wedding.

(Indian Express)

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  • Prince Charles Friday, 29 April 2011 01:36 AM

    ayyooooo... salli......

    zorro Friday, 29 April 2011 07:57 AM

    stage a protest. What the hell interesting us what the brits do?

    mohomed Friday, 29 April 2011 01:00 PM

    good strategy but this thing need to market every time when and any royal family matters,then only it will remember by the people or else its waste of money

    The Liberal Friday, 29 April 2011 02:01 AM

    Smart Marketing move

    MR Friday, 29 April 2011 01:05 PM

    did macky hashim invited?"ANAYY POW " what about MR,OR MR bROTHERS

    nimal Friday, 29 April 2011 08:25 AM

    We should not do that. instead. Instead we have to request Expert panel from Banki Moon to investigate war crimes during 1818 and 1848.

    anaya Friday, 29 April 2011 02:27 AM

    good move to our generosity & good tactics to enter the global market. my salute to SLGJA.

    naufer Friday, 29 April 2011 02:56 AM

    With the best compliments from the people of SRI LANKA.

    Bro Friday, 29 April 2011 01:28 PM

    She was not wearing even the engagement ring. See videos and photos...

    lankaputha Friday, 29 April 2011 08:48 AM

    And someone focus the camera to her head, and talked about the 3 pixel gem in the picture that she recieved it from Sri lanka

    citizen1 Friday, 29 April 2011 02:08 PM

    Certainly cheaper than OUR royal highness and his entourage making a sudden visit.

    Geri Friday, 29 April 2011 08:55 AM

    Cut Glass ..???

    surangani Friday, 29 April 2011 09:16 AM

    Even beggars like to gift valuables to the rich and famous!

    xxx Friday, 29 April 2011 02:18 PM

    she will

    bren Friday, 29 April 2011 03:51 AM

    Good move..

    450 splasher ! Friday, 29 April 2011 03:42 AM

    check if there were there any strings attached to it !!!

    Ranger Friday, 29 April 2011 03:58 AM

    Good Strategy.

    Agbo Friday, 29 April 2011 04:24 AM

    Aneeda Kiyanne....... :D

    Lakmal Friday, 29 April 2011 04:29 AM

    Good marketing move if she wear it

    Above the Crowd Friday, 29 April 2011 10:10 AM

    Boru Gal Boru gal Boru gal !!!

    DHA Friday, 29 April 2011 04:41 AM

    Rich are getting richer and the poor are getting poorer....

    JAMES Friday, 29 April 2011 04:46 AM

    They don`t have gratitude sinhala tamil new year Cameron wished only Tamils of Britain

    Calsh Friday, 29 April 2011 04:36 AM

    God bless you both....may you love each other forever....♥ ♥

    Athula Friday, 29 April 2011 05:14 AM

    Gem of A Move Diamonds are for ever - Never for us . Congatulations Willie & Kate .

    John Friday, 29 April 2011 05:01 AM

    Agree with DHA.

    Also this strategy no more work now.

    Wathsala Friday, 29 April 2011 05:18 AM

    These imperialists have robbed enough from our country for centuries. They don't deserve our generosity.

    citizen1 Friday, 29 April 2011 08:56 PM

    They are giving away all their gifts to charity!! So much for our hair pin!!

    Christine Friday, 29 April 2011 05:04 AM

    It is a thoughtful gift.It compliments Sri LANKA as well as the recipent who has beautiful hair.

    fathima nilufa Friday, 29 April 2011 06:20 AM

    Congratulations Willie & Kate .

    Sicillian Friday, 29 April 2011 11:02 AM

    I would love to think this as a marketing move or a gift from Sri Lankan people because its the tax payers money. What I think is that they wanted an invitation but failed. Anybody with me???

    Sicillian Friday, 29 April 2011 11:02 AM

    Didn't you get the point. They wanted an invitation but its an epic failure.

    Lisa Friday, 29 April 2011 11:38 AM

    What about me one for me? i'm getting married next week....

    Truth Finder Friday, 29 April 2011 07:07 AM

    Dont know anyone got Invited from SL... isn't it sound odd to send gifts for un-invited weddings??? Self respect??

    Sara Friday, 29 April 2011 07:14 AM

    A gift for our future queen......... wow. That is the way to respect to our motherland.

    nandana Friday, 29 April 2011 07:33 AM

    Isn't it enough what they robbed from Ceylon when we were a colony of the Crown?????

    rajeewa Friday, 29 April 2011 07:39 AM

    its a nice thought.

    GanjaRabbit Friday, 29 April 2011 07:37 AM

    check if your own string is still attached.

    Colombo UN insider Friday, 29 April 2011 07:32 AM

    Why not a saree pin?


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