E.W. Balasuriya

E.W. Balasuriya, Kandy: Hours, Address, E.W. Balasuriya Reviews: 4.5/5

E.W. Balasuriya
4.5
Speciality & Gift Shops
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Monday
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Sunday
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
About
The E.W Balasuriya store is a destination in itself. Set in the picturesque hill capital of Kandy, the store takes you on a sublime journey, where you will learn everything you need to know about gems and jewellery. Having been in the business for more than 30 years, our passion and excellence towards the field of Jewellery & Design has reached new heights. Making Jewellery is only half of what we do. Here at E.W. Balasuriya we make sure that when you purchase a piece from us, that you take home your own personal trinket, a story, a heirloom, that will grow in value, beauty and artistry as the years go by.
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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Tracy T
Milton Keynes, UK4 contributions
An interesting visit
Apr 2020 • Family
I visited here a while ago but i still remember what a great experience I had there. I visited with my husband and my two daughters who all enjoyed how informative and interesting the whole visit was.
We all love stones precious and just ordinary ones and found the educational information interesting. The whole experience has been well thought out. I was lovely to see the gems being worked and also the jewellery designs. It was my birthday and I was treated to a lovely pair of earrings a great finish to the visit. Beautiful quality sapphires.
Written March 1, 2021
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Tomintown
New York City, NY11 contributions
One of the best
Feb 2020 • Couples
E.W.Balasuriya is a recomended place to buy trusted and a reliable jewelleries. Ever since my wife and i have been planning to go to Sri Lanka for our anniversary, i have been vying to go to this place to buy my wife a beautiful set of jewelleries.
So anyways, we were staying in a hotel a bit far from the town it took around an hour for us to reach this company. The climb upto this complex was handsdown breathtaking, and the building itself was elegant, we were warmly welcomed by the staff and were handled by a guide who spoke Getman since my wife doesnt speak english, it was very interesting, they had a model mine, a museum, a jewellery store all inside one building. And we got to learn a lot about this industry.
I was able to custom design a necklace and earring as a gift for my wife, which they did in 2 days and had it delivered to us.
We were very happy with our purchases. A must visit. Because even if you are not planning on buying anything, there is a lot to learn
Written August 28, 2020
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Rikz
Melbourne, Australia6 contributions
A hidden gem in the forest
Mar 2020 • Family
I have been planning on visiting Sri Lanka for a holiday retreat, but mostly because i wanted to buy some of their renowned Ceylon Blue Sapphires, which they are very famous for. A close friend of mine who visited the year before recommended E.W. Balasuriya for me as they have visited them to find some beautiful pieces of jewellery.
E.W.Balasuriya was said to be in the jewellery business for over 30 years, and is a company certified by the Sri Lankan gem Corporation, so this is a very reliable place to buy gems.
The visit was very educational, I got to learn many things regarding gem mining and the jewellery production process. The jewellery store is an immaculate, beautiful elegant place with a lot of different designs inspired by their culture, the beautiful surroundings and also includes modern designs.
I myself wanted Ceylon Blue Sapphires, so I bought a nice ring set in blue sapphires and ended up buying some rubies as well.
Kudos to the E.W.Balasuriya team for their effort and the service given to me.
Written June 29, 2020
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David M
Manukau28 contributions
Was this the Swisse Hotel?
Jul 2019
If it was the Swisse Hotel, we really enjoyed it and Kandy. Would stay again. Staff well trained and very polite.
Written June 25, 2020
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visht2015
Anaheim, CA3 contributions
Nice place to buy local jewelry
Feb 2020
Very elegant place and friendly service. Made us comfortable at all times. I am not an expert on gems but seemed like they had beautiful pieces. They had a tour that was quite informative. The only down side was the time it took for them to make the ring for my wife. It took much longer than they told us it would take. The prices seem reasonable.
Written June 24, 2020
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Madeleine D
Buchholz in der Nordheide, Germany5 contributions
Most beautiful souvenirs
Oct 2019
If you love jewellery, you have to visit this place.
To me buying a ring or something else is the best souvenir you can bring home. Moreover it´s a good money investment.
First you get to know/see how the jewels are found, what the differences are in colour and quality and how the rings etc. are designed. In the end you are brought to a big salesroom. The shop assistants were really friendly and helpful. There was no pushing and you really had the time to look around and try on the jewellery you liked.
They have silver, white gold and gold jewellery - so you can choose what you prefer and how much money you would like / are able to spend. You can also just buy a stone if you prefer to let design a ring etc. at home. And of course you get a certification!
If you are in Sri Lanka, you really should bring a sapphire!
Be careful, if you go to other places. Sometimes the jewels are not authentic! Here you can be sure.
Written June 22, 2020
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Akiko Yamakawa
Japan12 contributions
Jewellery shop in South Asia with Cartier’s designs.
Feb 2020 • Couples
So, im a huge fan of jewelry and one of my favorite places is Cartier. Since my plans to go to Sri Lanka and their reputation for gems it was a must for me to visit a gem and jewelry shop. We mentioned this to our guide and he took us to E.W Balasuriya jewelry shop.
This place is in a surprisingly scenic area away from the town. We went up-to the complex and we were welcomed warmly, loved the service. We were asked which language we prefer to speak, and we were guided through the whole process of gem mining and crafting. They had a museum and a beautiful lifelike gem mine.
The showroom was an elegant place with very beautiful jewelry designs very much like that of cartier’s. We ended up buying a set of jewelry for me. And all the jewelry were certified by qualified gemologists.
Overall i was very happy with everything. Must visit.
Written June 20, 2020
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verasimic
Velika Gorica, Croatia1 contribution
Wonderful
Feb 2020 • Family
It was very nice experience. Lovely place, interesting to see and visit. Personal, stuff was very kind and profesional. Me and my daugher think it was among top sites we visited in Sri Lanka. As well as Budha’s Tooth Temple.
Written June 13, 2020
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Nikita
Colombo, Sri Lanka2 contributions
Exquisite creation !!
Jun 2020
Every person I met and dealt with were amazing and helpful, special mention goes out to Mr Dammika and Mr chaminda ( designer ) for their knowledge and experience, in creating my exquisite ring. It surpassed my wildest expectations. Thank you and totally recommend it to everyone who s searching for that one unique and special piece of jewellery.
Written June 11, 2020
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Nikki Black
Budapest, Hungary4 contributions
A hill of gems
Jan 2020 • Friends
Sri lanka is well known for tea and gems. I was lucky enough to experience both among other things related to this tropical island. I would say this is the county with so many natural resources and top of that Gems are the number one product they have had since ancient time.
So when we were searching a best place for gems i dis find this shop top of a hill surrounding a great atmosphere of over looking far far away hills so much green sceneries.
When we were there first they gave us a good lecture about every single gems that you could find ins sri lanka. We did enjoy the replica of a gem mine, museum and cutting and polishing, handmade jewelry and gem testing. Overall it is about 2 to 3 hour tour but believe me that time was well spent.
I did buy a custom made ring for my 16 year old daughter which she likes so much. They delivered it like 300km away from the shop totally free of charge.
I would recommend E W balasuriya jewelers for everybody who seeks good quality gems.
Written June 10, 2020
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E.W. Balasuriya is open:
  • Sun - Sat 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM