The Sri Lanka Gem and Jewellery Association (SLGJA) in collaboration with the National Gem and Jewellery Authority (NGJA) and the Export Development Board proudly announces the grand celebration of the 30th edition of FACETS, Asia’s premier gem and jewellery exhibition. Scheduled to take place at the esteemed Cinnamon Grand Colombo from January 6th to January 8th, 2024, this milestone event marks 30 years of successfully highlighting the splendour and glamour of Sri Lankan gems and jewellery in the global stage.
Altaf Iqbal, Chairman of FACETS Sri Lanka, expressed his enthusiasm for the upcoming event, stating, “FACETS has always emphasized that this show is for Sri Lanka, showcasing our rich heritage of gems and jewels to the world. We aim to bring in reputed buyers from all over the globe with participants, sharing our exquisite gems and jewellery.”
FACETS 2024 promises to be a spectacular platform, featuring several Pavilions that will capture the essence of Sri Lanka’s gem and jewellery legacy. The Gem Pavilion, Premier Jewellery Pavilion, Sustainable Pavilion, Sapphire Masterpiece Pavilion, NGJA SME Pavilion and the SLGJA Pavilion will be integral parts of this grand event.
A highlight of FACETS 2024 is the Sapphire Masterpiece Pavilion, which is a first in Sri Lanka. This pavilion is meticulously designed to exhibit the diverse range of Sri Lankan sapphires, including mesmerizing Blue, Pink, Yellow, Purple colours, alexandrite, cats eyes and many more varieties. What sets this showcase apart is the unprecedented inclusion of both rough and cut & polished stones, all sourced from various regions across Sri Lanka. This ground-breaking approach marks the first time in history that a gem and jewellery show will display stones in their raw, uncut state alongside their refined, cut, and polished forms.
In a move towards sustainable practices, FACETS 2024 will introduce the country’s first-ever Sustainability Pavilion. This ground-breaking initiative not only focuses on contemporary ethical practices but also unveils the profound 2500-year history of Sri Lankan gem trading. The Pavilion aims to enlighten global visitors on the enduring relationships within the industry, emphasizing the trust between miners, local dealers, and buyers. Through captivating exhibits, it seeks to demonstrate our island’s early participation in world gem trading via the Silk Route, showcasing the intricate dynamic of trust and trade that have shaped the rich heritage of Sri Lanka’s gem industry.
As FACETS enters its 30th year, it continues to be a beacon for the gem and jewellery industry, showcasing the beauty, diversity, and sustainability of Sri Lanka’s precious treasures to the world.
REGISTER AT https://exhibition.facetssrilanka.com/ AND VISIT FACETS 2024 FROM THE 6th TO THE 8th OF JANUARY 2024 AND EXPERINECE THE TRUE BEAUTY OF GEMS AND JEWELLERY OF SRI LANKA.
Altaf Iqbal, Chairman, FACETS Sri Lanka 2024