The second edition of the English version of the Tourmaline Lanka magazine was launched at the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (BMICH) 03rd September 2015 during the 25th Facets 2015 exhibition organized by the Sri Lanka Gem & Jewelry Association (SLGJA). The first edition of the magazine was ceremonially launched last year.
FACETS 2015 promises better overseas participation and wider cosmopolitan exposure, to both product and company. Steady consistent growth and gradually diversify from the inception, has been the impetus to both seasoned trader and novice to put forth quality, from the Pearl of the Indian Ocean. Please click here to read more.
Indika – Co-Editor (Left), Mr. Richard W. Hughes (Middle), Kasun – Chief Editor (Right) Richard W. Hughes is an American gemologist and award winning author, known as an authority on Corundum: rubies and sapphires.
A.G. graduate of Bangkok’s AIGS (1980), and a Fellow of the Gemological Association of Great Britain (F.G.A.) (1982). He was the director of the Asian Institute of Gemological Sciences in Bangkok, Thailand during the 1980s, and also served at the American Gem Trade Association’s gemological laboratories in California and New York from 2005 to 2008. In 1997 he authored Ruby & Sapphire, which is considered by many in the gem and jewelry industry to be the most authoritative treatise on the subject.
Hughes has authored or co-authored a number of books on gems as well as numerous articles on gemology over the past 34 years. In recognition of his contributions Hughes has received the American Gem Society’s Richard T. Liddicoat Journalism Award in both 2004 and 2005.In 2010 Hughes received The Antonio Bonanno Award for Excellence in Gemology.
In 2010, Richard was awarded the prestigious Antonio C. Bonanno Award for Excellence in Gemology by the Accredited Gemologists Association. This award recognizes Richard’s efforts in successfully advancing the profile of many gems and the countries that produce them through his travelogues, as well as more scientific writings and the generous sharing of this information through trade journals and his website. The award underscores the responsibility of the international gemological community to encourage and reward ongoing research, education and dissemination of information. Please click here to read more.
Mr Salahudeen’s cordial relationships with the best gem miners in Sri Lanka, his reputation in the global gem-trading world, and his attention to detail have been the driving forces behind Mushan’s success. Today, Mushan is a globally well-respected name and is admired for its uncompromising quality standards, professionalism and integrity.
The Asian Institute of Gemological Sciences was founded in 1978 as South East Asia’s first International Gem School. The first educational facility devoted exclusively to the study of gemology. Its major aim is two-fold: to provide professional training for those planning to become, or already involved in the gem and jewelry trade, as well as to expand the knowledge and appreciation of gemstones among member of the general public.
Indika – Co-Editor, Kasun – Chief Editor, Mr. Juzar Adamaly (Chairman Facets Organising Committee) – SRI LANKA GEM & JEWELLERY ASSOCIATION, Mr. Armil Sammoon Deputy Chairman- SRI LANKA GEM & JEWELLERY ASSOCIATION
Zam Gems is one of the country’s largest and most respected gems and jewellery manufacturers. Since its inception in 1976 and headquartered in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Zam Gems employs over 500 people worldwide.