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Address: Mitiyagoda, Ambalangoda, Sri Lanka
Phone Number: 717575840
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Prices high but replaced stone!

I bought 2 sapphire rings and 2 moonstone rings. After I returned home, the sapphire of one ring fell out the first time I wore it! I was very upset, but I contacted the company... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
vickirc
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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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Denmark
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26 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I bought 2 sapphire rings and 2 moonstone rings. After I returned home, the sapphire of one ring fell out the first time I wore it! I was very upset, but I contacted the company and they mailed me another stone! For this reason, I was impressed with this place.

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cowfold
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

DO NOT GO THERE. We bought three rings. Two Ruby rings (one was a gift from my husband for our silver wedding anniversary) and one Peridot ring. We paid £500 by credit card. I've since taken them to be valued at home to discover they are GLASS! I've been on to the credit card company to raise a dispute. However... More 

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2 Thank Jenny B
San Francisco, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016 via mobile

The Moonstone Mine was one of the stops on a day trip we had planned while staying in Bentota, Sri Lanka. I wasn't expecting much based on the reviews I read prior to our trip. The actual tour is short and not very interesting. At the end, there's a large shop that is decked out like a proper jewelry store... More 

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1 Thank KWinSFCA
Colombo, Sri Lanka
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2016

This kind of Blue shine gemstones now bit difficult to find in sri lanka.but still we can find in some places like yours in meetiyagoda.

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Thank SajaGems
Colombo, Sri Lanka
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2016

Visited the moonstone mines on the 18th April 2016. Yes, the moonstone are lovely, but the prices at the store are very expensive. The visit composes of a 7 minute walk, quick look down a mine shift, view of a stone being grinder and into the shop. The joke is that the stones are at factory prices, Tourist beware!

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1 Thank assgparker
Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016

They quickly showed us the way the moonstones are extract and processed. The small tour leads through a small cinnamon plantation. But unfortunately they don't show how the trees become the end product. The main coal of this place is to sell cinnamon, moonstone and other gem jewelry.

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Thank Lea P
Hampshire, UK
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64 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2016 via mobile

The whole purpose of this is to get you to buy their stuff. The tour is very short and the whole focus is to get you in the shop and not let you out until you have bought something. Then finally I was quizzed by the guide as to how good he had been etc. Why he just didn't say... More 

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1 Thank RichardD
Luling, Louisiana
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98 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2016

The mine was interesting. If you want to buy moonstones afterward, be prepared to bargain. The prices are high and there is A LOT of room there. I looked at a pendant and they came down to half the original price before I left.

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Gateshead, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2016 via mobile

As other reviews have stated you get a short tour which is mildly interesting but as expected the hard sell follows in shop. Not sure if mine was real or just hole in ground and whole 'tour' rushed so you can spend time in shop. Guess is tuk tuk drivers do get payment for any sales made but struggle to... More 

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