GEM 💎 INDUSTRY-SRI LANKA
Sri Lanka's gem industry has a very long and colorful history. Sri Lanka was affectionately known as Ratna-Dweepa which means Gem Island. The name is a reflection of its natural wealth. Marco Polo wrote that the island had the best sapphires, topazes, amethysts, and other gems in the world.
The gem is priced according the percentage of colour change found in the stone. Although most alexandrite can be faceted, occasionally there is unusual colour changing alexandrite cat's eye too. Spinel is a gemstone found in greater abundance in Sri Lanka than either corundum or chrysoberyl.