Ratnapura the Sinhala name means “The Gem city”. It is a gem market for all gem traders and dealers. It is a fascinating scene the traders buying and selling uncut stones, polished and cut stones.
Seventeen of the largest blue Sapphire in the world has their origins in the Gem City of Sri Lanka.
The legendary Blue Belle that lightens on the British Crown and the Star Sapphire inappropriately named Star of India on display at the Museum of Natural History in New York are from their repository.
Ratnapura is a source of endless supply of white, yellow, pink, orange, purple and blue stone sapphires.
Ratnapura is a law land surrounded by mountain ranges affected flood often. You can see the boats kept on their upstairs for easy evacuation.
A visit to a gem mine can be an exhilarating and an exciting encounter during your Sri Lanka holiday.
The Ratnapura Gemological Museum is a privately owned museum that provides you more information and some exhibits that explain the different kinds of stones available in Sri Lanka.
The Ratnapura Gem Bureau and Museum is another center for the study of precious stones in Sri Lanka. Pay a visit to the Gem City discovers more about their treasure trone.