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Reviewed 4 days ago

We had not heard or seen moonstones so it was fascinating to see how they are mined even if the process ifs very basic.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Wayne M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Mine is fake, it's all theatrics to sell gems. Owner and staff turned rude as soon as asked few questions on quality. Don't unless you understand gems and can identify difference between fake and quality

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Vishal G
Reviewed 31 August 2019

Got taken here by tuk tuk driver. Mine is fake, 100%. They should just say it’s representative of working mine and not lie about it. The guy flat out lied. Workshop obviously fake. Shop is the end destination. Prepare for super hard selling tactics. Disgraceful....More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank ab2012London
Reviewed 28 July 2019 via mobile

Got to learn all about how they mine the stones and make them into jewellery which is incredible and even got some jewellery too!! Recommend!

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Mxrns97
Reviewed 27 May 2019 via mobile

Our chauffeur recommended this mine and as he has been awesome we accepted that it was ok. We got tge spiel about uniqueness and value and he even suggested we google them. Trusting, that didnt happen. It was an interesting experience. Nothing to write home...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Bacirubati4
Reviewed 18 April 2019 via mobile

...when the Tuk tuk driver we were asking to take us to the tsunami museum threw in the moon stone mine visit! The guy we had showing us the mine and all the other things mentioned in previous reviews was arrogant and the whole experience...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Sallyhatesflying
Reviewed 15 April 2019 via mobile

I find places like this frustrating, real mine or not, there appeared to be a mine shaft, it was briefly explained, then a few other bits, sort of interesting. Clearly there was always going to be a shop at the end, frankly most of the...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank JennyB7874
Reviewed 3 April 2019

We arrived at the mine, had refreshments at a small cafe on-site and told we could use the toilets. Very soon a gentlemen/salesman (who features on a Youtube video advertising the mine) took us around a small garden for 2 minutes at most then led...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank wedlocks10
Reviewed 30 March 2019

Very nice shop for people who like moon stones, but also some nice jewels with gems. Possibility to negotiate, nice staff. (One hour from Galle by car)

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Catherine_Spangsberg
Reviewed 20 March 2019 via mobile

Meetiyagoda is a small village in Southwest of Sri Lanka. It’s famous for Sri Lankan largest Moonstone mines. Meetiyagoda is situated 4km from Galle Road and 10 km north of Hikkaduwa. Sri Lankan moonstones are of highest value due to their dark blue reflection. The...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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