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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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Fri 10:00 - 12:00
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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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A nice little shop with friendly people

We went in just to have a look. I bought a beautiful and simple pair of earrings with a bleu moonstine in it. We had a lovely conversation, of the gemstones. And my own little... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 26 September 2016
Davina B
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Etten-Leur, The Netherlands
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Etten-Leur, The Netherlands
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20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

We went in just to have a look. I bought a beautiful and simple pair of earrings with a bleu moonstine in it. We had a lovely conversation, of the gemstones. And my own little business.

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10 Thank Davina B
Lihiniya, Owner at Lihiniya Gems, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting us. It was nice to meet you both and we hope you visit us again in the future. More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Me and my husband were planning to visit 2 shops in Galle for the purchase of gemstones. Once we sat down and stared looking at the gem stones of Lihiniya, my husband said "Let's buy from this shop, there's no need to go to the other place." It is a great pleasure to do business with Mr. Lahir. And I... More 

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9 Thank Dilyana V
Lihiniya, Owner at Lihiniya Gems, responded to this review

Thank you and very nice of you to remember us. It was a pleasure doing business with you two and hope to see you again in Sri Lanka. More 

Lovettsville, Virginia, United States
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

It has been quite some time since we lived in Sri Lanka and were regular customers of Lihiniya Gems, but we have kept in touch with the Lahir family over the years and we can recommend their shop and their gems and jewelry without reservation.

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9 Thank Pamela B
Lihiniya, Owner at Lihiniya Gems, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your comments and compliments Pamela. We hope you and your family are doing well. Hope to see you again in Sri Lanka. More 

Doncaster, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

Having purchased some beautiful jewelry already whilst in Sri Lanka at Lihiniya Gems I decided I needed (well not exactly needed!!) more! I messaged Irshad and he sent some photos of some Ceylon sapphire earrings. I chose what I wanted and in 2 weeks they arrived safely in the UK! Exactly what I wanted and the whole process was so... More 

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11 Thank 104nick
Lihiniya, Owner at Lihiniya Gems, responded to this review

Thank you again and hope to see you again in Sri Lanka on your next trip. More 

Centennial
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

I purchased sapphires in Sri Lanka with little experience/knowledge. Our guide recommended Sifani Gems in Kandy – you never know with this type of recommendation because the guides get a commission. I preferred Lihiniya Gems in Galle which was recommended here. I had a great time looking at gemstones. I bargained at both places, Sifani started at almost double what... More 

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8 Thank DebL605
Lihiniya, Owner at Lihiniya Gems, responded to this review

Thank you so much for visiting us and we are glad that you are happy with what you got from us. Best wishes from Everyone at Lihiniya Gems More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 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
2 reviews
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 29 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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5 reviews
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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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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 

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