The Sri Lanka Gem and Jewellery Association (SLGJA), in collaboration with the National Gem and Jewellery Authority (NGJA) and the Export Development Board, is thrilled to announce the inauguration of the 30th edition of FACETS Sri Lanka, Asia’s premier gem and jewellery exhibition. The grand inauguration ceremony took place on the 6th of January 2024 at the Atrium Lobby of the Cinnamon Grand Hotel, Colombo.
The event was attended by distinguished guests, industry leaders, and enthusiasts. Hon. Ramesh Pathirana, Minister of Industries and Health, served as the Chief Guest for the inauguration. He was joined by Hon. Chamara Sampath Dasanayake, State Minister of Primary Industries, Mr. Viraj De Silva, Chairman of National Gem and Jewellery Authority (NGJA), and Dr. Kingsley Bernard, Chairman of Export Development Board (EDB).
The FACETS exhibitions have always been a celebration of Sri Lanka’s rich heritage in gems and jewels, and this year is no exception. The exhibition aims to showcase the country’s extraordinary collection to the world, drawing in reputed buyers from across the globe.
The 30th edition of FACETS Sri Lanka, features several Pavilions that encapsulate the essence of Sri Lanka’s gem and jewellery legacy. Attendees can explore the Gem Pavilion, Premier Jewellery Pavilion, Sustainable Pavilion, Sapphire Masterpiece Pavilion, NGJA SME Pavilion, and the SLGJA Pavilion, each offering a unique perspective on the exquisite gems and jewellery that Sri Lanka has to offer.
The Sustainability Pavilion will exhibit Sri Lanka’s 2500-year-old gem industry’s fascinating journey, spanning from its inception to the present day. Meanwhile, the Masterpiece Pavilion will display unprecedentedly large gemstones and unique pieces, never before displayed elsewhere in the world.
FACETS Sri Lanka 2024 promises an unforgettable experience, blending tradition with innovation, and offering a comprehensive view of Sri Lanka’s vibrant gem and jewellery sector. Going forward, FACETS Sri Lanka will continue 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.