FACETS Sri Lanka 2024, Asia’s Premier Gem and Jewellery Exhibition, a collaboration between the Sri Lanka Gem and Jewellery Association (SLGJA), the National Jewellery Authority (NGJA), and the Export Development Board (EDB) takes centre stage from January 6th to 8th, 2024. Located at the prestigious Atrium Lobby of the Cinnamon Grand Hotel in Colombo, this event promises to be a celebration of Sri Lanka’s abundant gemstone and jewellery heritage, featuring several special pavilions.
Among these pavilions, the Masterpiece Pavilion will emerge as a grand attraction. This pavilion is meticulously designed to showcase the exquisite beauty of Sri Lankan sapphires and rubies, giving patrons a rare opportunity to witness some of the world’s most valuable uncut as well us cut stones under one roof.
Shazeen Farook, Chairman of the Masterpiece Pavilion and Director of the SLGJA Board, expressed his enthusiasm: “The Sapphire Masterpiece Pavilion is set to redefine the gem and jewellery experience. It’s an honour to present the world with the treasure that is Sri Lankan sapphires, in their most raw and exquisite forms.”
The Sapphire Masterpiece Pavilion will feature a diverse range of sapphires, including the mesmerizing blue, alexandrite, green, and more. What makes this showcase truly unique is the inclusion of both rough and cut & polished stones, all sourced from various regions across Sri Lanka. This ground-breaking event marks the first time in history that a gem and jewellery show will exhibit stones in their raw, uncut state alongside their meticulously refined, cut, and polished forms.
Priyantha Silva, Director of the SLGJA Board, remarked, “FACETS Sri Lanka 2024 will make history by unveiling this remarkable pavilion, it is a testament to the brilliance and vastness of our gemstone industry. We look forward to seeing the world witness the unique beauty of Sri Lankan sapphires.”
Visitors to the Masterpiece Pavilion will embark on a once-in-a-lifetime journey, offering a glimpse of these remarkable stones in all their natural splendour and their finished, radiant glory. The sapphires will be displayed within specially designed showcases, enhancing their visual appeal.
Punsiri Tennakoon, Director of the SLGJA Board, shared his thoughts: “The Sapphire Masterpiece Pavilion is a testament to Sri Lanka’s gemstone legacy, and it will captivate all who attend. We’re excited to present these sapphires in their full spectrum, from their raw origins to their polished perfection.”
The Sapphire Masterpiece Pavilion at FACETS Sri Lanka 2024 promises to be a visual and cultural feast for all gemstone enthusiasts, collectors, and connoisseurs alike. It is important to note that the Masterpiece Pavilion will only have limited time slots for visitors. A Limited number of tickets for the Masterpiece Pavilion will be available at FACETS Sri Lanka 2024 from the 5th of January, and at the Cinnamon Grand, Atrium Lobby.