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Lihiniya Gems

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Address: 42A Hospital Street | Fort, Galle 80000, Sri Lanka
Phone Number:
+94 91 2 224530
Today
09:30 - 19:00
Closed now
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Hours:
Fri 10:00 - 12:00
14:00 - 19:00
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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"Beautiful Blue Sapphire Ring"

Visited Lihiniya Gems whilst on holiday in Sri Lanka to celebrate my wife's birthday. After reading all the previous positive trip advisor reviews, along with a friends... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 7 August 2016
Stuart H
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

Visited Lihiniya Gems whilst on holiday in Sri Lanka to celebrate my wife's birthday. After reading all the previous positive trip advisor reviews, along with a friends recommendation, we knew there was only one Gem shop to visit. Mr Lahir, his family and staff were extremely professional, welcoming and patient as they advised my wife on her choice of ring.... More 

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9 Thank Stuart H
Lihiniya, Owner at Lihiniya Gems, responded to this review

Hi Stuart, Thank you for choosing us and it was great pleasure welcoming all of you to our little shop. Hope to hear from you again and regards to your wife From all of us at Lihiniya Gems More 

Maastricht, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016

Throughout the years I had the opportunity to obtain wise lessons from the Chairman of Lihinya Gems in Galle, opposite Lighttower. In a few words, Unique, respectful business man and professional who handed me wise advises for Investment in sapphires. I only can recommend to visit the shop and judge it by yourself . You never will get dissapointed and... More 

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10 Thank Rob M
Lihiniya, Owner at Lihiniya Gems, responded to this review

Thank you kindly and it has been a pleasure doing business with you through the years. Hope to see you soon again Rob. Kind regards More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

Visited on a referral from work colleagues. Amazing sapphires and very informative staff. Based in a historic building, you will receive a very fair market price on gems and jewelry you buy. Don't go to a gem shop recommended by you tuk tuk driver, go to Lihiniya after a walk about in Galle. You will not find a better value... More 

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8 Thank Charlton C
Lihiniya, Owner at Lihiniya Gems, responded to this review

Thanks and we are glad that you are happy with the purchases, hope to see you again sometime, good luck on your travels! More 

Manama, Bahrain
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

Very kind and nice the owner of shop and his son ,we bought nice sapphire. we hope visit them soon انصح بزيارة محل مجوهرات إنسان طيب ولديه خبرة في احجار الكريمة

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9 Thank shayma77
Lihiniya, Director of Sales at Lihiniya Gems, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting and the gifts in advance, it was so nice to meet the whole family. Take care and see you all again soon. Best wishes from all of us here @ Lihiniya Gems More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2016 via mobile

Go to Sri Lanka they said, buy your wife a Sapphire... Fine!! Our friends had recommended this place to us and told us about the excellent craftsmanship and friendly service. We were not disappointed. After a nice stroll around the fort walls at sunset we popped in and were welcomed like Long lost friends. After sifting through all of the... More 

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9 Thank David B
Irshad L, Owner at Lihiniya Gems, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting us and trusting us with making your ring. We appreciate your business and hope to see you again. Thank you also for posting a picture of the ring. Kind regards from Lihiniya Gems More 

Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2016

We visited here whilst on holiday and didn't see anything like we were looking for so we spent a while sat with the owner discussing our own designs - he was happy for us to go away and think about it and wasn't pushy at all!! We went back the next day and agreed on our own design together and... More 

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8 Thank Kerrie E
Irshad L, Owner at Lihiniya Gems, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review us and we appreciate your business. Hope to see you again in sri lanka. Kind regards Lihiniya Gems More 

Kirkland, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2016

It may not be the flashiest shop on the street, but it is a gem. Helpful and knowledgable, this family run operation is trustworthy in their assessment of the quality of stones. If we happen to be lucky enough to return to Sri Lanka, we would return . (Well, maybe not my husband!)

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8 Thank patricia k
Irshad L, Owner at Lihiniya Gems, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to review us and we appreciate your business very much. Hope to see you in Sri Lanka soon. Kind regards Lihiniya Gems More 

Baku, Azerbaijan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2016

My wife and I dropped into Lihiniya Gems based on other TA reviews. The owner and family were very nice and happy to show us a wide selection of sapphire earrings my wife was looking to purchase. Only issue was that she found a dark blue sapphire eternity ring too!!!! I do hope my fellow TA reviewers are correct in... More 

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8 Thank bobincabo
Irshad L, Owner at Lihiniya Gems, responded to this review

Thank you for reviewing us and we appreciate your business very much. We are glad that your wife liked the ring you bought from us. hope to see you gain in Sri Lanka kind regards Lihiniya Gems More 

Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2016

I choose this place based, in part, on the reviews here and was not disappointed. They were very happy for me to browse and pull out the items I liked. Ultimately they did not quite have what I wanted but that was no issues as they could custom make it for me exactly as I wanted. Not only that, they... More 

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7 Thank AFlyingKiwi2
Irshad L, Owner at Lihiniya Gems, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words and we are also happy you got exactly what you wanted. It was a pleasure doing business with you and hope to see you again Kind regards. More 

Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2016

The proprietor and his sons run this lovely shop that is chock full of beautiful jewelry at a variety of price points. Pricing was transparent. Custom work they did for me was lovely- I can't wait to wear it in New York! In addition to sapphires, they have amethyst, tourmaline, blue topaz, aquamarine, and a variety of other colored stones,... More 

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7 Thank BombayLiz
Irshad L, Owner at Lihiniya Gems, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting us and it was a pleasure doing business with you as well as learning from you about the latest designs. We are glad you liked what we made for you and please do send us some pictures when you wear it in New York. Good luck in your travels and hope to hear from you again... More 

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