- The Embassy has been organising a range of events in conjunction with the celebration of the 65th anniversary of the establishment of Diplomatic Relations and the 70th Anniversary of the Rubber-Rice Pact. Earlier
Sri Lankan gemstones were showcased at a glamorous event hosted by the Embassy in Beijing on January 17, 2022. Sponsored by the ‘LARWINER - Gem Art Jewellery,’ a range of stunning Sri Lankan blue sapphires and other coloured stones were displayed.
Around 100 invited guests, including many elite dealers attended the event. “LARWINER - Gem Art Jewellery” sought to promote Sri Lanka’s superb sapphires and also the gem industry.
The Embassy has been organising a range of events in conjunction with the celebration of the 65th anniversary of the establishment of Diplomatic Relations and the 70th Anniversary of the Rubber-Rice Pact. Earlier, a well-attended tourism event and a media event were hosted at the Embassy.
The Ambassador, Dr. Palitha Kohona while welcoming the guests, explained the history of Sri Lankan gem trade and the mining process, cutting, polishing and jewellery making. He invited the guests to visit Sri Lanka to see these for themselves. The Ambassador said that mini exhibitions of this nature will be organised in the future as well and hoped that exhibitors from Sri Lanka also would participate.
Ms. Mei Mei, the proprietor of the LARWINER said that she has been importing coloured gemstones from Sri Lanka for a long time and found that these were of very high quality compared to the gemstones from other countries. Especially, the sapphires from Sri Lanka were of superb quality and more than 90% the stones sold in China were the top sapphires from Sri Lanka.