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Tiesh by Lakmini Jewelry

676 Peradeniya Road, Kandy 20000, Sri Lanka
+94 81 2 387045
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“gem mining” (2 reviews)
“sri lanka” (5 reviews)
“gemstones” (6 reviews)
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676 Peradeniya Road, Kandy 20000, Sri Lanka
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+94 81 2 387045
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lakmini, is for those who doesnt do their homework, doesn't spend time on research. Quality is okay, the place is nice, but the price is ludicrous. Very very very expensive. Blue topaz is normally 2x-3x USD per carat. Tiesh price is 48 USD per carat....More

Thank JJtw
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Reviewed 28 October 2017

Really loved this place..so informative and our staff guide Hiranda Threemannehettige was just fantastic giving us a brilliant informative talk on all types of gemstones, their mining and preparation and then enabling us to buy without pressure and in fact putting extraordinary effort into understanding...More

2  Thank Ian C
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Reviewed 17 April 2017

They start with a small documentary screening about gem mining in Sri Lanka and how they make precious ornaments out of the gems. Then they take you to a mock gem minewell to get a feel of the real thing. They still use a lot...More

2  Thank GomathiShankar
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Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

Absolutely loved this place! Great presentation Great staff Tea and coffee (for free!!!) Beautiful jewelry and gemstones that are not unaffordable 😍

2  Thank RobsQM
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Reviewed 21 August 2016

I had my heart set for buying a Ceylon sapphire whilst in Sri Lanka, and our tour guide recommended this place. The shop is very respectable. You start your visit by watching a film on the mining of gemstones in Sri Lanka, then the manager...More

3  Thank Sarah A
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Reviewed 2 May 2016 via mobile

Nice little museum part and a educational area to it and of course a great area to buy your sapphire too. Not to pushy staff too

1  Thank Michael P
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Reviewed 19 February 2016

As part of our tour to the Kandy area we visited this attraction. We watched the film of how gemstones are still mined in Sri Lanka and looked at the mock up of the mine in the showroom. Really quite interesting and informative, especially when...More

4  Thank MRMAGPIE
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Reviewed 6 February 2016

Firstly let me say I am very ignorant when it comes to gems, I know what I like when it comes to jewellery however I do not have the knowledge to discuss quality. Enjoyed the introductory film showing how the gems were mined, then looked...More

2  Thank NswAustraliaDidi
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Reviewed 14 January 2016 via mobile

We highly recommend a visit to the Lakmini showroom, to see quality gemstones, designs and excellent workmanship. Tiesh is the brand name Lakmini use for their European market. For this reason you will see quite a broad range of designs in the showroom from traditional...More

6  Thank Dingo_dude
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Reviewed 22 October 2015

An interesting and informative store with the movie of the history of gem mining and getting a feel for working in their mines. The shop is lovely and it is great to see all the different gems on display, the colours are dazzling and you...More

5  Thank nzfoodlover
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yollandat
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Response from BANDIVENKATASUBBARAO | Reviewed this property |
This is the one showroom we visited as a tourist Kandy is about 105 Kms from Colombo Airport . ( Journey Time around 2hrs 30mts).
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