Sri Lanka is known for its sapphires and apparently, if you go to the correct places- you can walk away with a great deal.
We arrived to open doors, literally and then welcomed to a quick tour on how they cut, clean, and create the jewelry onsite.
Then we moved inside to look at and become educated on all that they had to offer in terms of gems and pre-made jewelry.
In the end, Maureen had purchased a necklace that would be hand created and delivered directly to our resort. I had them create a ring for me, bring it to the resort and only after I agreed to the creation pay and enjoy it. I haggled them down to $30 USD.
Even if you have no intentions of purchasing these items- it is fun to be “pampered” for a bit.