Jewels 2023

This year, the excitement reaches new heights as the theme "Traditional Jewellery" takes center stage, honouring the timeless artistry that defines generations. Not only that this year Jewels 2023 will be organized as a collaborative project with National Gem " Jewelry Authority (NGJA) of Sri Lanka" Gemmologists’ Association of Sri Lanka (GASL) which will lead to a magnificent magnitude never before.


The primary objectives of the "Jewels 2023" project are to promote the Sri Lankan gem and Jewellery trade and to expand the local trade into the international market, thereby increasing foreign income for the country. In line with this years’ theme of "Traditional Jewellery" , special attention will be dedicated to showcasing Sri Lankan traditional Jewellery and their re- creations, which will be launched during the exhibition.

Target participants

  • Local & International Gem Dealers / Buyers
  • Foreign Delegations
  • Ambassadors & locally resident foreign officials
  • Consumers
  • Tourists
  • Jewellers
  • Tool Suppliers
  • Other Service Suppliers
  • Scholars


Advanced Analytical Instruments for Gemmology
27 th 28 th of May 2023 at Gem & Jewellery Research Training Institute, Kaduwela

Assaying & Hallmarking Jewellery Manufacturing & Techniques
October 2023, Colombo


The Gemmological Research Symposium-2023 with the collaboration of NGJA, scheduled for 2nd of December in Colombo, presents a platform for academics, postgraduate students, and researchers from government and private organizations to showcase their research findings across diverse multidisciplinary fields.

Jewels Field Visit

Embark on an exclusive field visit is, a captivating journey tailored for both local and international gemmologists, traders, gem enthusiasts, and scholars. This expedition promises an immersive encounter with the heart of Sri Lanka's gem trade, offering an unparalleled opportunity to explore a mosaic of gemological wonders.

Jewels Talk

Jewels Talk, an exclusive lecture series featuring distinguished local and international gemmologists. Delve into the forefront of innovation and recent discoveries shaping the gem and Jewellery trade. The objective of the programme is to enlighten the participants on the industry's latest advancements and have a live discussion regarding the trends.

A display of Traditional jewellery to modern Jewellery

After having gather evidence and record by visiting the sites in Anuradhapura, Pollonnaruwa, Seegiriya and Colombo National Museum, photograph those above on subject matter. Unique paintings of those jewellery will display and after scrutinizing them, the suitable specimens, will be cast and recreate by gold/ gold plated/silver/copper accordingly.

Jewels Fashion Show

The fashion show is specially designed to showcase fantastic modern Jewellery collection as well as traditionally recreated Jewellery that will be launched at the Jewels 2023 exhibition.

Jewels Tour Package

Introducing an innovative concept that marries exploration with elegance – the Jewels Tour Package. Created in collaboration with the Sri Lanka Tourist Board, this package unveils the country's finest destinations. Travelers with a penchant for gems and Jewellery can make December memorable by selecting this unique tour. It includes not only a visit to the Jewels exhibition but also an opportunity to discover Sri Lanka's wonders.

Envisioned as an inaugural project attracting plenty of tourists, this package is tailored for those seeking an experience beyond the ordinary.

Jewels 2023 Gem & Jewellery Exhibition and Competition

The Jewels exhibition is scheduled to take place at the prestigious Taj Samudra Hotel, from the 15th to the 17th of December 2023. This captivating showcase will comprise a total of 36 stalls, with 14 designated as premium stalls, thoughtfully designed for a two-sided open presentation. Additionally, a dedicated SME Pavilion will be a focal point of the exhibition.

Jewels Awards & Gem & Jewellery Competition

GASL presents a captivating competition that brings together traders and enthusiasts in the realm of Gems and the Science of Gemmology.

  • Fine Crystal of high Gemmological interest
  • Best Fashioned Gem (Facetted, Cabochon or Carved)
  • Lapidary Art (Facetted or Carved)
  • Gem Studded professional Jewellery
  • Photographs related to Gemmology or Gem Industry (minimum size 10 x 12 inches)
  • Best Recreation of a traditional Jewellery