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Lihiniya Gems

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Address: 42A Hospital Street | Fort, Galle 80000, Sri Lanka
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+94 91 2 224530
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09:30 - 19:00
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Fri 10:00 - 12:00
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Sat - Thu 09:30 - 19:00
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Established in 1983 as one of the very few Jewellers at that time inside...

Established in 1983 as one of the very few Jewellers at that time inside the "Fort" of Galle city, Southern Sri Lanka, Dealers in all kinds of Precious & Semi- Precious Gemstones. We have a large collection to choose from. Makers of fine hand crafted Silver and Gold Jewellery for more than 3 decades. Visit us for a quote or write to us we deliver to anywhere in the world.

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I absolutely recommend this place!

Such a great experience. A family owned business, friendly service from the moment you walk in but most importantly never pushy. We went in to find our engagement ring and we were... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 23 December 2016
Caro N
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

Such a great experience. A family owned business, friendly service from the moment you walk in but most importantly never pushy. We went in to find our engagement ring and we were shown a huge range of different pre made rings and then stones we could have made into rings. We chose a sapphire from the gem range, which was... More 

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4 Thank Caro N
Lihiniya, Owner at Lihiniya Gems, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing us to make your special moment in life more special...we are so happy that you are satisfied with our products. It was a pleasure welcoming you to our shop and please do call again Kindest regards from everyone at Lihiniya Gems More 

Singapore, Singapore
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39 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

We went to this place in 2013 by chance and found some lovely star ruby stones. Just based on trust and the knowledge shared by the owner, we bought two little stones. They honestly told us there is a difference between the normal ruby and garnet and star ruby which we otherwise were clueless about. Sadly we did not have... More 

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3 Thank Lakshmy B
Lihiniya, Owner at Lihiniya Gems, responded to this review

Thank you and it was a very pleasant surprise seeing you all at our store again after a good few years. hope to see you once again. Happy travels Lahir More 

München, Deutschland
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

I got a expert advice on the gems. I found 3 wonderful items: 1 necklace with a beautiful amethist, 1 typical bracelet with 10 charming elephants, and a gift for my mother (this was the reason I came into the shop). I hope a lot of people get so happy with this store, than I am. If I ever come... More 

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8 Thank MoniLudwig
Lihiniya, Owner at Lihiniya Gems, responded to this review

Thank you and you are welcome. It was a pleasure doing business with you and hope to see you again in our store. kind regards More 

Exeter, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

The staff were helpful without being pushy, and offered a great range of jewellery. Rings we chose were unusual and very attractive, and they were able to adjust the size overnight. We were given certificates for the rings and felt shop is very genuine and trustworthy.

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11 Thank Amk960
Lihiniya, Owner at Lihiniya Gems, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words, hope to see you at our establishment once again. kind regards from Lihiniya Gems More 

Falkirk District, Scotland
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

Made contact with Irshad at Lihiniya Gems after several personal recommendations. From the get-go he was easy to deal with, clear and reliable. He kept me up-to-date with the progress of the ring being made and sent photos, which were most appreciated. Everything went to plan, and when I received the ring and relevant documentation I was taken aback as... More 

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11 Thank dougieben
Lihiniya, Owner at Lihiniya Gems, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and hope to hear from you again. kind regards More 

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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

Mr Lahir and his son were extremely helpful in sourcing a diamond and helping us to design my engagement ring after we got engaged in Galle. They were excellent at staying in touch whilst we travelled around the country, very responsive to emails regarding the design and cost and finally delivered the ring near Colombo before we flew home. We... More 

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10 Thank Jade W
Lihiniya, Owner at Lihiniya Gems, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review and it was a pleasure doing business with you both. I hope you enjoyed your stay in Sri Lanka and thank you for letting us create the perfect engagement ring for you. Hope to hear from you again kind regards from everyone at Lihiniya Gems More 

Zurich, Switzerland
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39 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

The consultancy started well, as well as discussion about the stones and the jewelry design. After some discount games and discussions about the timing the deal seams to be done. Unpleasant surprise came once we picked up the earrings. They were in different size, even looks like a different master did them. the shop refused to give a certificate for... More 

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6 Thank online_checker77
Lihiniya, Owner at Lihiniya Gems, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and we take all reviews, compliments and also criticisms as learning lessons moving forward in this industry. As we remember, yes there was some discount games, that was due to the budget you were with, and the stones YOU chose were a certain quality depending on your budget. This was clarified to you when you... More 

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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

I went to this shop solely because of the reviews on TripAdvisor and I was not disappointed. I walked away knowing a lot more about gems and got some really great pieces without a lot of haggling. I feel like the price was fair for everyone involved so you can't ask for more than that! Definitely a beginner friendly shop.... More 

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10 Thank Ani913
Lihiniya, Owner at Lihiniya Gems, responded to this review

Thank you for your honest comments about our establishment. We strive to improve our service everyday and quality of goods. Kind regards, Lihiniya Gems More 

Mona Vale, Australia
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

If you are thinking of buying gemstone jewelry in Sri Lanka I can recommend Lihiniya Gems in Galle. The staff are very friendly and helpful, the prices are very reasonable and the quality is excellent. I ordered a sapphire ring, it was ready in a couple of days and is beautiful.

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10 Thank Kim S
Lihiniya, Owner at Lihiniya Gems, responded to this review

Thank you Kim and it was a pleasure having you all at our shop. It is very genourous of you to reccommend us on here. Please do call again. Kindest regards from everyone at Lihiniya Gems More 

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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

I bought a beautiful moonstone silver ring from here whilst staying in Galle. It was very reasonable at $30 and looks gorgeous. The shop looks clean, well organised and was air conditioned which is always nice! Irshad served us, he was very helpful, not pushy at all and we had a lovely chat with him.

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11 Thank Ellie C
Lihiniya, Owner at Lihiniya Gems, responded to this review

Thank you for reviewing us here on tripadvisor it was a great pleasure chatting to you both and thank you for visiting, I hope you liked the ring and remember us for years to come. would like to see you both again in the future. best regards from Lihiniya Gems More 

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