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“Gem of a store”
Review of Lihiniya Gems

Lihiniya Gems
Ranked #1 of 44 Shopping in Galle
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
Reviewed February 18, 2014

We visited Lihiniya Gems after a month of correspondence via email. We explained what we were after, sending photos, dimensions and left the rest to Mr Lahir.

We collected the ring last week and were thrilled with the end result! The ring, a Sapphire and Diamond eternity band, is absolutely perfect. The quality of the workmanship, stones and a very competitive price, cannot be questioned.

Whilst in store we also purchased a pair of Sapphire studs and a silver and blue topaz ring, both of extremely high quality and again at a great price.

We cannot recommend Lihiniya Gems highly enough and can guarantee you will not be disappointed with any purchase made!

15  Thank Tuckers0nTour
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Lahir, Manager at Lihiniya Gems, responded to this reviewResponded February 18, 2014

Thank you for your complimentary review of our establishment Mr. Gary Tucker.

We are delighted that you are happy with our products & specially the service as you have mentioned. We appreciate your valuable feedback and compliments.

Indeed we do work hard to ensure our valued customers are given high quality products at a reasonable price.

We look forward to welcome you again.

Thank you.

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Reviewed February 8, 2014

We read of this shop on Tripadvisor and were happy to have been able to pay a visit. The shop and Mr Lahir lived up to their reputation in being friendly and informative and providing a relaxed environment to look at and learn about different gem stones. We spent a long time looking at stones and left with a few loose gems which our jeweller friend at home said were of very good quality. We felt as though we paid a fair price and have no hesitation in recommending this shop to others, whether you want to buy or not. hope to be able to visit again some day. Nice location too near the Lighthouse !

12  Thank SCK27
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Lahir, Manager at Lihiniya Gems, responded to this reviewResponded February 9, 2014

Thank you for your kind review of Lihiniya Gems. It is a pleasure to know that your happy with the purchases with us.
We do appreciate your valuable feedback as well as your recommendation on our gems & jewellery especially your words of praise on the quality of service. We do look forward to welcome you again, maybe sometime in the near future.

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Reviewed January 22, 2014 via mobile

The owner and all staffmembers were very polite and showed and explained us the gems and jewellery, they did not push us to buy anything, what made us feel very comfortable, as we were just interested and knew we couldnt buy something! Apart from that beautiful jewellery!

12  Thank Mikromania
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Lihiniya, Owner at Lihiniya Gems, responded to this reviewResponded February 11, 2014

Thank you for visiting us and thanks for your review. We were grateful to have you at our shop and look forward to seeing you again.

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Reviewed January 17, 2014

We recently visited Galle and were overwhelmed by the persistent gem sellers. We looked at tripadvisor and noticed this place was well ranked so we went in search of it. We ended up buying various items and really felt we paid a fair price. No guides or drivers access this place as they do not give anyone else commission. This is reassuring meaning the prices are not inflated. What also reassured us was the after sale service. We misplaced our receipt and were concerned about reentering Australia and whether customs would have a go at us (as to the value- duty is payable on items totaling over $900). We emailed Lihinya and they promptly provided a copy of the receipt- no problems. There are so many really beautiful gems in Galle and I would definitely recommend visitors buying something. No where else in the world is it such great value. The trouble was finding somewhere that you didn't feel was completely taking you for a ride. This place is the answer. Spend the time and get something special you will have for the rest of your life.

10  Thank Japtour2010
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Lihiniya, Owner at Lihiniya Gems, responded to this reviewResponded February 11, 2014

Hi thanks for the review :) I hope you had a safe journey back home and it was a pleasure doing business with you guys. Keep in touch and let us know if you need anything from Sri Lanka :D)

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Reviewed January 14, 2014

Returning again to the most friendly shop with such helpful, knowledgeable and friendly owners. It is so good to know that you are with people are willing to share their knowledge and who you can totally trust. Thank you. I look forward to my next visit to your lovely shop near the lighthouse.

10  Thank fimac2
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Irshad L, Owner at Lihiniya Gems, responded to this reviewResponded May 20, 2016

thank you the review and yes you are most welcome anytime to our shop. kind regards,
Lihiniya Gems

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