Jewel Qudsi
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
One of the most trusted jewellers in Colombo; Mr. Fazal Mohideen and his staff, offer the highest quality service and their personal attention to clients and their needs. His exquisite jewellery is certainly considered value for money by the large number of national and international clients who seem to be magnetically attracted to this gem mine. More of the success story lies in the homely atmosphere, superbly designed interior and the tried and tested method of retailing, where customers look first and buy later. No wonder the customers keep returning!. Fazal himself is a qualified gemmologist, his experience and knowledge gained over many years allow him to be an active and respected member of the almost exclusive gemmological association of Great Britain. The name Jewel Qudsi, through good word of mouth, has now spread around many continents creating both satisfied and loyal clients in the domestic and international markets. Besides the extensive, high quality gemstones available, there is always the possibility to design and manufacture that very special piece, according to your wishes. Whether your requirement be of a modern or a classic design, Fazal and his team will create and give that personal touch to ensure total satisfaction and pleasure.
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Charlotte K
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
An incredible experience visiting Qudsi this afternoon, Fazal was friendly, informative and made the experience delightful. The prices were incredible and pieces were stunning. I will no doubt be visiting again and would recommend a visit to anyone looking to buy jewellery in Colombo!
Written 11 February 2024
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giorgio_lucy
Javea, Spain10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
We had the pleasure of dealing with Rizvil and the owner of the shop, who is certified gemologist, Fazal. Both are very knowledgable and a pleasure to deal with.

We were only in Colombo for one and a half days and we went there specifically to purchase an item of jewellery. After doing extensive research about the different jewellers in Colombo, we asked our hotel to arrange for a Tuk Tuk to come and collect us and we went to two of the largest jewellery shops in the area. After coming away empty handed, the Tuk Tuk driver told us that he knew of a shop where "today" was the last day of its 50% sale. I warned my husband that I had read that this is a common ploy and that we were not to be duped into buying anything from wherever the Tuk Tuk driver took us to. As it turns out, we were taken to a place which actually had quite good reviews online and it was very un-pressured, however, it was a gem shop which sold loose stones, not jewellery, and we were looking for a specific item, not loose gem stones. Though there was no pressure from the sales guy, we did not give them our phone number when they asked for it.

When the tuk tuk driver dropped us off at the hotel, he wanted to arrange to collect us the next day and he wanted to defer payment until we had finished on the second day. We chose to pay him after that first day and we did not call him again.

We returned to our hotel rather disheartened and that evening I did more internet trawling and make a list of 6-8 jewellers that were on Galle Road and Sea Street which was where our hotel was too.

The next morning we decided to avoid the tuk tuk drivers and to walk. The first jewellers we came to was Jewel Qudsi where we were very politely greeted by the softly spoken Rizvil. The shop is a veritable Alladins cave with a plethora of jewellery and gems. A traditional shop with wooden framed glass cabinets and tables which were opened up for us so we could really get a proper up close look. My favourite items were placed in a tray and I was invited to try the jewellery on, all in my own time and with no pressure. We were allowed to take our time looking and asking questions.

I fell in love with one particular bracelet but was determined to still go to the other jewellers before making a decision. So we then spent the next 3 hours walking down Galle Road (admittedly, I didn't think it was going to take so long!). We were even approached on the pavement by a very well dressed man who introduced himself as an engineer working in the area and he too spun us a tale about how his wife and daughter had come across a really great gem shop the previous day and today was the last day of a 50% sale, he actually offered to take us there!

Most of the shops do not want you walking around browsing, they prefer to sit you at a desk with a designated salesperson and they then bring you selected items, so if you don't know what you specifically want, its quite hard to get to see much of a selection. Also, we noted that all of the shops have designated parking areas for the tuk tuk and taxi drivers and we realised that the drivers receive a commission on successful sales - which I am fine with really, everybody has to earn a living, but it makes the drivers very insistent and made me very uncomfortable. Incidentally, after we had purchased from Jewel Qudsi, we found out that they do not pay commissions to drivers, they prefer to give their clients the discount, hence they don't have hoards of drivers parked outside and its up to the clients to find them directly - which luckily, we did.

Anyway, after a very long and hot walk, we did get a tuk tuk back to the hotel and after lunch we went back to Jewel Qudsi where we successfully concluded our purchase on a beautiful multicoloured semi-precious gemstone bracelet with a matching sapphire necklace pendant. We have no idea about the value of semi-precious stones so I am unable to say if we made a great purchase or not, but I can say that we bought exactly what I was looking for, I absolutely love my new bracelet and pendant and I felt so comfortable with Rizvil and Fazal that I would not hesitate to purchase from them again. I'm not sure I will be visiting Sri Lanka again but I would definitely purchase online and pay the import taxes to spain upon delivery. I plan to purchase some matching earrings in the future.

Once we had purchased the jewellery, there was a technical problem with their printer and they were unable to provide us with the gem certificate card, so we gave them our home address as well as our hotel name and room number and within the hour, Rizvil bought the certificates to our hotel.

It felt like the right thing to do and I was glad that we purchased from an independant shop and not from a dazzling large store with lots of staff trying to meet targets. So if you are looking to purchase jewellery or gem stones from Sri Lanka, I would highly recommend you visit Jewell Qudsi.
Written 11 January 2024
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Hello Lucy, Thank you so much for such a lovely review! We work so hard to keep our customers happy and pleased with the experience of purchasing our jewellery and with the jewellery pieces themselves! To hear such a wonderful and detailed description of your trust with us means so much. Thank you so much, we are more than grateful. (P.S you will find out soon, if you happen to visit a jewellery store in Spain that you really did get a good deal!) Sincerely, The Team at Qudsi
Written 19 January 2024
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Lizzie4777
Melbourne, Australia17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
Excellent gemstone business with broad selection of sapphires, tourmalines and other stones. We did our due diligence at other stores but returned to Qudsi as the range of stones met our criteria in quality and price. We ended up buying five stones, two sapphires, two tourmalines and one aquamarine. The quality of the stones we looked at was excellent. Staff were very patient (we were in there for at least two hours), knowledgeable and professional. We used their loupe to examine the stones closely and found the cut, clarity and colour to be of a high standard.
This business had been recommended by a friend and I’m so glad I paid two visits, but after visiting others it was clear why they have such consistently high reviews. Definitely worth a visit, you’ll end up returning! Also, good to know they do online shopping too.
Written 12 November 2023
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Hello Lizzie! Thank you so much for your kind review.
Written 19 January 2024
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KelMac494
Brisbane, Australia4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
It is hard to not be completely captivated by the equisite jewellery and gems at Jewel Qudsi!
From the moment you descend the stairs and enter the store you are welcomed as a valued guest. Fazal and his lovely team really listened to what we were looking for and came up with so many sumptuous pieces to look over. We bought three stunning pieces, each unique and perfectly gorgeous.
It can be a bit concerning when buying jewellery far from home; who to trust, who to avoid, so reading the reviews on TripAdvisor helped the decision making process to visit Jewel Qudsi and we could not be happier. On return to home the pieces we purchased have been valued at over double what we paid for them. The valuer said we got a really great buy.
You won't go wrong visiting Fasal and his team!
Written 9 May 2023
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Hi Kelly! Thank you for your wonderful review. We always charge reasonable rates as we believe in fair and ethical pricing. We know for a fact that the mixed sapphire set and the blue sapphire bracelet you purchased have found a great home! It truly was a pleasure doing business with you. Cheers, The Team at Qudsi
Written 18 May 2023
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Faisal K
18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
It was a wonderful experience visiting Jewel Qudsi.We were very short of time, however,we still spent a considerable amount of time there as Fazal,Khadija and others were very welcoming and chill and implored upon us take our time,imbibe the atmosphere and check what we liked.Khadija helped my wife in selecting a few items and Fazal gave us all the information about the items selected.They charged us reasonable prices for our purchases.We had good tea and very informative conversation.They don't force you to buy anything,rather help you in your selection.Next time will definitely go for a detailed visit.The items my wife selected are the most beautiful and are liked by all.
Written 5 May 2023
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Hello Faisal! We love our jewelry and gems, among all of us there is a shared enthusiasm for our pieces. And when we meet with customers who are interested in a wide breadth of products, it is always a delight! Spice tea is a Qudsi staple! We absolutely love the home-y vibe of tea over conversation and so we always try to garner that environment with all our customers! We know with a certainty that the pearl necklace and the citrine ring you purchased have found a lovely home! All of us would love to see you two again :) Thank you, The Team at Qudsi
Written 18 May 2023
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Caroline D
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Business
Great staff, service, selection and prices. So many gems/stones it initially felt overwhelming but the staff are experienced and very chilled. They encouraged us to relax, have a chai ( which was delicious ) while we gave them a vague idea of what we were after. Fazal, Yasir and Khadija laid out some options and we had fun choosing ready made pieces and designing our own. We were really happy with the end product.
Written 16 January 2023
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Hello Caroline, We have an extensive collection-- we really do love our gems and jewelry and hence, we keep in mind the necessity to not overwhelm our customers! We are always concerned with the satisfaction and happiness of our clientele. Spice Tea is a staple at Qudsi, we love to garner a cozy, chill and laid-back environment here when collaborating on a piece you would like to make. We are so glad you enjoyed your time! Cheers, The Team at Qudsi
Written 18 May 2023
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Sophia S
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 • Couples
We were very welcomed in the store given time and space to look around and see what we liked. The stuff was very helpful and didn't put any pressure trying to oversell anything. Took the order and in less than 10 days i had my ring ready just the way I wanted it to be! Amazing place where you can find any jewel to your taste.
Written 1 June 2022
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Hi Sofia! Thank you for taking the time to write up a review! Our team works toward educating and charging fair prices to our clientele as we believe in ethical business practices. Gems and jewelry are our passion and we love sharing it with our clientele! We are so pleased that you have had such a happy experience at Qudsi. Cheers, The Team at Qudsi.
Written 18 May 2023
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snss106
London, UK23 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021 • Solo
I saw a beautiful evil eye bracelet in a picture and wanted something similar with different stones so asked Fazal via email if he could make it. He made it in record time so that my mother could bring it back to the UK with her and it is so beautiful! I love it. Great service as always and one of the many reasons I always go back!
Written 21 March 2021
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Lisa G
New York City, NY19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Couples
My husband and I bought a beautiful blue sapphire bracelet here. It was a bit big for my wrist so Fazal, the shop owner, kindly (and creatively) offered to remove a portion off from the end and make it into a necklace pendant. In the end I had a beautiful bracelet and a necklace! Fazal is also very knowledgeable about his gems, my husband studied geography/geology and can attest to Fazals knowledge and passions for his gems. Fazal has even been so kind to follow up with us a year after we purchased the bracelet to help with any issues. I hope to return back to Colombo to shop more at Fazal’s Jewel Qudsi!
Written 9 August 2020
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DERtravels
Pomona, CA1,453 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Couples
While on a cruise last year we had time after our tour to visits the port shops. Rizvil helped us look at the sapphires and other gems. He was most helpful and easy to work with. Although we didn’t buy, he gave us his card and told us to keep in touch in case we changed our minds. Very helpful to know we were able to contact him easily.
Written 25 April 2020
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