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“A nice shop with that you could trust for luxury!”
Review of Lihiniya Gems

Lihiniya Gems
Ranked #1 of 43 Shopping in Galle
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Owner description: Established in 1983 as one of the very few Jewellers at that time inside the "Fort" of Galle city, Southern Sri Lanka, Dealers in all kinds of Precious & Semi- Precious Gemstones. We have a large collection to choose from. Makers of fine hand crafted Silver and Gold Jewellery for more than 3 decades. Visit us for a quote or write to us we deliver to anywhere in the world.
Melbourne, Australia
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“A nice shop with that you could trust for luxury!”
Reviewed October 20, 2011

If you're looking for a piece of Jewellery for that someone special in your life this is the place to step in, in Galle.

Since it is a government registered shop as well as authorized by the gem & jewellery authority of Sri Lanka, it is a trust worthy place to make an investment.
Even though it is not the biggest high street jeweler in town they make the same in your own desired design in their own hand crafted work shop. The couple who runs the shop will assist you and explaining you in choosing the right product.
Even though they do not display all the products they carry a wide range of gems and luxury jewellery too.

Visited September 2011
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4 Thank Joelle D
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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Gem Shop you can trust at Non-Rip off prices”
Reviewed October 16, 2011

The owner was very helpful, explained all the details, even will deliver to your hotel room. As a government approved company you get set rates/prices and they will discount if you buy more than one thing. they will even make custom jewellery if you ask for it. You can choose the stone(s) if you want and design and they can make up in 1-2 days.

I was very happy with the shop and the owner.

The million dollar question - would i go back tomorrow with all the knowledge i know? The answer is YES.

One last thing - mention that you saw about them from Trip Advisor. They seemed to like this and you get a free gift on the way out.

Visited October 2011
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6 Thank madaxle
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Lihiniya, Owner at Lihiniya Gems, responded to this review, March 17, 2013
Thank you very much for your kind words, you are always welcome to visit us again. best regards from everyone at Lihiniya Gems :D)
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Good quality gems for a good price!”
Reviewed September 1, 2011

We went into a number of gem shops in Sri Lanka however this one stood out by it being the only shop that didn't attempt to sell us glass as gems! The owner and his wife shall tell you about the gems you are buying and the longer you stay the more you will want to buy! The shop keeper is totally honest and will tell you whether the item your looking at is expensive or not! We went on a budget and stuck to it surprisingly! He gave us a discount because i was on Trip Advisor! So when you go please tell him that you were recommended by Zoe!

Visited August 2011
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13 Thank traveler-zee
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Watford, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Nice little shop by the lighthouse for cheap and decent jewellery & gifts”
Reviewed August 5, 2011

we were at this little shop last month, recommended by a friend to us. the shop is run by a lovely local couple. well educated and knowledgeable we also got their expert opinion on some other local attractions and what to do and not to while we were in Galle/ Srilanka.

The hospitality was great and had a very warm welcome compared to the other shops. they provided us with honest opinions and the prices were relatively cheaper compared to most of the shops we visited in Galle.

we even made it a habit to pop in and have a friendly chat when ever we returned to galle.
The hospitality was amazing+ the fine Ceylon tea they offered us :-)

Visited July 2011
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10 Thank Abbey_benette
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Lihiniya gems Galle”
Reviewed May 16, 2011

Lihiniya gems is a very nice shop where you can buy good quality gems for a good price.
There are very friendly people in the shop, opposit the lighthouse in Galle.

Visited February 2011
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6 Thank talpejohn
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