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Address: Mitiyagoda, Ambalangoda 80300, Sri Lanka
Phone Number: +94 71 757 5840
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I enjoyed watching the process of getting the stones, it's only a small place so it doesn't take long to pay a visit. I found the guide to be very inappropriate. I was with my... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Zoe k
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Dublin, Ireland
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Dublin, Ireland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I enjoyed watching the process of getting the stones, it's only a small place so it doesn't take long to pay a visit. I found the guide to be very inappropriate. I was with my partner and he kept touching me and kinda flirting. He also started a very uncomfortable conversation about intimate stuff which I found hard to escape.... More 

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Muscat, Oman
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I would not advise to visit this factory only treatment by staff if they do not buy will be evicted way uncivilized. The prices are very high and reliable source of Wayne.

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Immingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place could have real potential and could be very interesting. Unfortunately, they made both me and my boyfriend feel very forced into purchasing something and followed us around whilst we browsed the shop. The man showing us around told us that we got a special discount with it being a special poya day (which seemed a load of rubbish)... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

1). Not much to see of the mine, but a quick 15min tour. 2). They do not charge for the tour but basically expect you to buy cinnamon and gem stones.. The tour guide is a bit pushy, almost desperate.. That said, I would still recommend one to take the tour - it is informative and feast for your eyes!... More 

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Thank Pri K
Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There are lots of these small mines and the one I visited had flooded so they were repairing. Very small scale and shows the manual side of the whole process. The aim is to take you to the shop to buy something before you leave

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited as part of a day tour on route to Galle and after hard sells at Spice Garden before, i was pretty tuned in to what to expect. Yes, the process was interesting and informative seeing from mining to filtering/washing out the stones, to cutting, polishing and then final making into jewellery. The final process was the "buying" or... More 

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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

Went here on a group trip for essentially something to do, was interesting to see not something to specifically plan to do especially if on a tight time frame. Judging from the other reviews a lot of people have been ripped off. The sales ladies are very pushy and make up prices as the go along. I bought some moonstone... More 

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Thank Sarah W
Halifax, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016

Not sure how this tiny mine can produce all these different stones for the huge display of jewellery in the shop. There are only a couple of men making the jewellery, one man at a time in the mine (for two hours each) so either they work 24 hours or the jewellery is coming from elsewhere. The guides who take... More 

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Haywards Heath, England, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2016

Do not go here. My daughter went to Sri Lanka and bought two sapphire rings set in gold bands - or so she thought. The gold chipped off and suspicious we took them to a jeweller back in the UK to find that they are fakes. DO NOT BE CONNED. It's better to just pay more and buy from a... More 

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Denmark
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2016

We bought four rings at our visit to the Moonstone Mine. Three with moonstones and topas and one with amethyst and topas. After returning to Denmark we have shown the 4 rings we bought at the place (25.000 RS) to a professional jeweler here in Denmark. He informed us that the small stones next to the moonstone /amethyst was glass... More 

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