We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Isini Gems & Jewellers

No 04 Deveni Rajasinghe Mawatha, Kandy 20000, Sri Lanka
+94 81 2 203066
Website
Share
Save
Review Highlights
Start haggling at 40% the list price! Also known as Gamini and Oak Ray.

This place is typical of the Oak Ray tourist traps. They are a tad more regulated so can't be as... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Abheerk
,
London, United Kingdom
Trustworthy Place

It's a trustworthy place. Expensive but of course as usual bargaining is a must. Beautiful gems... read more

Reviewed 15 May 2018
wasif871
,
Manama, Bahrain
Read all 109 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
More
Isini Gems is committed to providing our customers the best value, quality, service and selection of Sapphires, Diamonds, Emeralds, Pearls and other gemstone jewellery in the world. The store was initially started by its founder as a small scale store and since then it has grown to one of the most respected gem stone jewellery retailers in Sri Lanka and presently serve local as well as foreign clientele. Since the begining we have ensured the high quality and unique design in our jewellery collection and treat each customer as a unique individual. Our skilled and talented jewelers are dedicated to begining you the finest jewellery available using only top-quality select stones and pearls.
  • Excellent23%
  • Very good33%
  • Average7%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible30%
Travellers talk about
“showroom” (12 reviews)
“valued” (8 reviews)
Closed Now
Hours
Hours Today: 08:30 - 18:00
LOCATION
No 04 Deveni Rajasinghe Mawatha, Kandy 20000, Sri Lanka
CONTACT
Website
+94 81 2 203066
Top Selling Tours & Activities in and around Kandy
from US$168.00
More Info
from US$64.00
More Info
from US$48.00
More Info
Write a ReviewReviews (109)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages
All reviews
"interesting place"
in 2 reviews
"showroom"
in 12 reviews
"valued"
in 8 reviews
"jewelry"
in 22 reviews
"collection"
in 8 reviews
"pendant"
in 5 reviews
"mining"
in 3 reviews
"workshop"
in 3 reviews
"bargaining"
in 2 reviews
"factory"
in 3 reviews
Filter

1 - 10 of 87 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is typical of the Oak Ray tourist traps. They are a tad more regulated so can't be as dodgy. Expect a video followed by a sales person who earns 5% of the sale price. Your driver will bring you here wether you like...More

Thank Abheerk
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Manager_OakRayHotels, Customer Service Representative at Isini Gems & Jewellers, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Abheerk, usually we appreciate any form of feedback be it positive or negative however, your “review” leads us to believe that you may have been either misled or instructed by another individual to write this in an attempt to smear our company’s reputation. We would...More

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 15 May 2018

It's a trustworthy place. Expensive but of course as usual bargaining is a must. Beautiful gems, lovely and honest staff. Didn't have the need to visit any other gem outlet once stepped here. Bought beautiful gems as gifts which were worth buying. Sapphires were amazing...More

Thank wasif871
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Manager_OakRayHotels, Customer Service Representative at Isini Gems & Jewellers, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

wasif871, thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts on the experience you had at our establishment. We are very glad to know that you enjoyed your visit and that you were able to find some gems stones to your liking. We greatly...More

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 29 March 2018 via mobile

We spent 2 weeks in SriLanka finishing in Kandy- I had done my research and looked around during my trip... been into good places and bad: and Isini Gems in kandy were great. They weren’t pushy- I knew what I wanted and how much it...More

1  Thank Vicky C
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Manager_OakRayHotels, Customer Service Representative at Isini Gems & Jewellers, responded to this reviewResponded 30 March 2018

Vicky C, thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts on the experience you had at our establishment. We are very glad to know that you enjoyed your visit and that we were able to assist you in locating the gemstones and making...More

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
See more reviews
Reviewed 20 March 2018

Visit to site ,good informative staff ,very reasonable priced jewellery but as others have said you need to barter on pricing . Good showroom and trusted jeweller .More

1  Thank Mick B
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Manager_OakRayHotels, Customer Service Representative at Isini Gems & Jewellers, responded to this reviewResponded 21 March 2018

Mick B, thank you very much for taking the time to share your thoughts on the experience you had at our establishment. We are delighted to know that you enjoyed your visit and found it to be informative; we greatly appreciate your feedback and hope...More

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 28 February 2018

It seems like almost anyone who comes to Srilanka through travel agents will land up here. The place has pretty good collections of gems but they are very costly. However it is claimed that the gems are authentic.More

Thank Traveloney
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Manager_OakRayHotels, Customer Service Representative at Isini Gems & Jewellers, responded to this reviewResponded 28 February 2018

Traveloney, thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts on the experience you had at our establishment, we welcome feedback of any kind. We are glad to hear that you found our collection alluring, however, as we have stated on many occasions the...More

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 15 February 2018

We were concerned about buying jewelry in Sri Lanka and visited several stores before deciding on this one. The service was excellent and helpful. We did have to do some real brgaining but it was worth it. My wife ended up buying a star saphire...More

1  Thank Wilma S
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Manager_OakRayHotels, Customer Service Representative at Isini Gems & Jewellers, responded to this reviewResponded 15 February 2018

Dennis S, thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts on the experience you had at our establishment. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit and that we were able to assist you and your wife in selecting an item...More

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 6 February 2018

I would highly recommend Isini Gems & Jewellers for a lot of reasons, but one that meant most to me is that they made everything seem so effortless and reassuring. They helped me with every aspect of the ring I was looking for to propose...More

1  Thank JauferMohamed
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Manager_OakRayHotels, Customer Service Representative at Isini Gems & Jewellers, responded to this reviewResponded 8 February 2018

JauferMohamed, thank you very much for taking the time to share your thoughts on the experience you had at our establishment. We are extremely pleased to know that you enjoyed your visit and that we were able to contribute to you and your girlfriend’s special...More

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 17 January 2018 via mobile

This is an interesting place to visit . Firstly you watch a film on gems and how they are mined . Then you see the gems being made upstairs ie rings and jewellery being finished in the factory . Finally it’s the showroom and the...More

1  Thank JGFIELD
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Manager_OakRayHotels, Customer Service Representative at Isini Gems & Jewellers, responded to this reviewResponded 17 January 2018

JGFIELD, we would like to thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts on the experience you had at our establishment. We are so glad to hear you enjoyed the tour of our store and that you found your visit insightful. We always...More

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

We visited the place after visiting several ones in Kandy. Isini has a modern collection with very friendly staff and good prices, of course you can bargain. No need to visit other shops just visit Isini.More

1  Thank Dana A
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Manager_OakRayHotels, Customer Service Representative at Isini Gems & Jewellers, responded to this reviewResponded 4 January 2018

Dana A, we would like to thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts on the experience you had at our establishment. We are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit and that our staff was able to help you in...More

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 21 November 2017 via mobile

We bought few stones and the price was reasonable. Good collocation. Isini gems happens to be a whole seller of gems in kandy , colombo and galleMore

Thank Mohamed S
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Manager_OakRayHotels, Customer Service Representative at Isini Gems & Jewellers, responded to this reviewResponded 21 November 2017

Mohamed S, thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts on the experience you had at our establishment. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit and that you were able to find something in our collection to your liking. We...More

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 63 hotels in Kandy
Hotel Casamara
248 reviews
.17 miles away
Queens Hotel Kandy
1,214 reviews
.19 miles away
Castle Hill
105 reviews
.19 miles away
Kandy City Hotel
371 reviews
.20 miles away
Nearby Restaurants
Cafe Secret Alley
164 reviews
.16 miles away
Worldspice
163 reviews
.09 miles away
Natural Coffee
654 reviews
.21 miles away
Cafe Banana Chill
52 reviews
.19 miles away
Nearby Attractions
Kandy View Point
669 reviews
.00 miles away
Royal Palace of Kandy
188 reviews
.28 miles away
Kandy Lake
3,346 reviews
.27 miles away
Esala Perahera Festival
106 reviews
.22 miles away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
AlRewesh
27 October 2015|
AnswerShow all 6 answers
Response from Manager_OakRayHotels | Property representative |
Dear AlRewesh, We are glad to hear that from your recent visit to our establishment, you were really impressed by our gem gallery, and how nice it was to learn from your comment that it was of great interest for you to have... More
0
Votes
Helen194
18 February 2015|
Answer
Response from Brian L | Reviewed this property |
Yes............................ask for the Sales Assistant named Sandarenu we found her to be knowledgable and helpful.
0
Votes
;