Guided Gem Buying Trips in Sri Lanka

Blue Fire entered the international wholesale gem trade 35 years ago and for 20 years has assisted international gem buyers, both professional and private.  We specialize in Guided Gem Buying Trips in Sri Lanka.

Blue Fire’s main base of operations is Ratnapura, Sri Lanka, where we have been deeply involved in every aspect of the gem trade.

Besides our vast collection of Sri Lankan gems and direct, first-hand experience in gem mining, we additionally specialize in personalized, guided gem buying trips and tours within Sri Lanka.

We are equipped to assist in the handling of all of your needs and requirements including; gem testing, gem cutting, meals and accommodations, transportation, customs, banking, shipping and more. Click Here for more information on Guided Gem Buying Trips in Sri Lanka.

Ratnapura district, the historically famous gem producing capital of Sri Lanka, is located in a peaceful rolling hillside setting approximately 6½ degrees above the equator. The town of Ratnapura, on the Kalu Ganga (River), is at approximately 150 feet (~45 meters) above sea level with nearby Adam’s Peak (holy Sri Pada) at over 7,300 feet (2,200+ meters). Ratnapura gets up to 300 inches (750+ cm) of rain annually with a normal annual temperature range from 78 to 92 degrees Fahrenheit (25 to 34 degrees Centigrade).

Small scale gem mines litter the surrounding countryside of paddy fields, rivers and jungle, producing some of the world’s finest blue sapphires (cornflower blue, peacock blue, Ceylon blue, gem blue, sky blue), pink sapphires (including ruby), yellow sapphires, purple sapphires, color change sapphires (blue/purple), star sapphires, chrysoberyl, chrysoberyl cat’s eye, garnet (rhodalite, hessonite, spessartite, color change), spinel, zircon, crystals (primarily sapphire crystals) and at least 30 other varieties of exotic and rare gems.

Purveyors of fine gemstones and specimens since 1980 for the trade, collectors and research – Arranging successful gem buying trips since 1995.

Sinhalese for “Greeting, good health and long life.” (Pronounced “eye-bo-wan”)
Said any time of day or night instead of good morning or good night.