Lihiniya Gems
Lihiniya Gems
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9:30 AM - 12:00 PM, 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Monday
9:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
2:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
9:30 AM - 7:00 PM
About
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, Gold & Platinum Jewellery for more than 4 decades. Visit us for a quote or write to us we deliver to anywhere in the world.
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  • Ailsa B
    9 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Brilliant experience!
    I visited Lihiniya Gems in Galle Fort Sri Lanka in August and found the staff to be so welcoming and not at all pushy with sales, as we found with other stores. I ordered a Blue moonstone and white gold ring which I had made to measure. Lihiniya were fantastic and arranged for my friend who was also travelling to bring the ring home to Dubai for me. The whole process was made easy and the staff had great communication. I am thrilled with my ring, the quality is clear and the price very reasonable. Thank you so much Lihiniya!
    It was a pleasure working with you to create your own ring. We are thrilled to know that you are so happy with the ring. Customer satisfaction is high priority for us. We wish you well and welcome you once again in our store Regards from all at Lihiniya Gems
    Written 11 September 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 11 September 2023
  • Chelsie B
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    My dream ring - THANK YOU!
    I had a fantastic experience with the team here at Lihiniya Gems, they were extremely helpful and patient as I visited the store in Galle on two separate occasions and took the time to deliberate which gemstone I wanted. They provided me with expert insight and guidance into each gemstone and were very patient with me throughout the process. I had the intention of buying just the stone and having it made in the UK, however, they blew me away by designing and making just the ring into just the setting I wanted. I was blown away with Shazin as he kindly delivered it to me 45 minutes away to my location at the doorstep 3 days later. A ring I will cherish for a lifetime thank you, you made my dream ring come true.
    Thank you so much for sharing your fantastic experience with us at Lihiniya Gems! We're thrilled to hear that our team provided you with helpful and patient assistance during your visits to our store in Galle. Providing expert insight and guidance on gemstones is something we take pride in, and we're glad we could assist you throughout the process. It's heartwarming to hear that we were able to exceed your expectations by designing and making the ring exactly to your specifications. I am also delighted that my delivery service added an extra touch of convenience and made your experience even more special. We're truly honoured to have been a part of making your dream ring come true, and we're thrilled to hear that it's something you'll cherish for a lifetime. If you ever need anything else or have any questions, please don't hesitate to reach out. We look forward to serving you again in the future! Best regards, Shazin
    Written 21 March 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 4 December 2023
  • Monika S
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful rings
    Very good choice of different stones and styles in this store. We designed there together a beautiful white gold ring with yellow saphire for me. For a custom made ring like that it was a very good price, far less than I would have paid in Europe. The ring is too nice to be worn every day, but I can't separate me of it. Today is day 4. :) High recommendation!
    Thank you for your wonderful review! We're thrilled that you enjoyed the variety of stones and styles available in our store. It was our pleasure to assist you in designing your beautiful ring. We're glad to hear that you found the price to be very good for a custom-made ring, and we're honored to have provided you with exceptional value compared to what you might have paid in Europe. It's heartwarming to hear that you're so attached to your ring already, even after just four days! We hope it continues to bring you joy and admiration for many years to come. Thank you for your high recommendation, and please don't hesitate to reach out if you ever need anything else. We're here to help.
    Written 21 March 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 9 January 2024
  • Gileta D
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is a great place near the Gale lighthouse - for those looking for a beautiful jewelry gift❣️💫🎁
    Thank you again!!! We sending to yuo a warm greetings and thanks for your help and recommendations in the selection of products and stones. We sincerely recommend your store to anyone who's looking for beautiful sapphires at a great price!!! The store is in a great location, so it's easy to find. P.s.: The stones of our purchases were checked by a jeweler in oru county (LT) and their value was confirmed.
    Thank you so much for your warm greetings and kind recommendations! We're thrilled to hear that you were satisfied with our assistance in selecting products and stones, and that your purchases were confirmed to be of value by a jeweller in your country. We truly appreciate your support and recommendation. If you ever need anything else or have any questions, please don't hesitate to reach out. Warm regards from all of us at Lihiniya Gems!
    Written 21 March 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 21 January 2024
  • Mobile39191215063
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fantastic jewelers in Galle Fort
    These guys are fabulous -- we bought a sapphire and diamond ring in January 2024, with full certificate etc, and could not be happier. They are knowledgeable, friendly, helpful, easy to deal with, no pressure at all, honest and have an excellent selection of high quality pieces. And good prices! We cannot recommend them highly enough.
    Thank you so much for your fantastic feedback! We're thrilled that you had such a positive experience with us and that you're delighted with your sapphire and diamond ring. Providing excellent customer service and high-quality pieces is our priority, and we're glad to hear that you found us knowledgeable, friendly, and easy to deal with. Your recommendation means a lot to us, and we're grateful for your support. If you ever need anything else, please don't hesitate to reach out. We look forward to serving you again in the future!
    Written 21 March 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 22 January 2024
  • Cruiser53287666373
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    So happy to have found Lihiniya Gems
    With the sheer number of jewellery stores available within the fort it can be extremely difficult to know which one to go to. Looking for reviews, I stumbled across Lihiniya Gems and I’m so glad that I did. From the moment we stepped into the shop, we felt very looked after, but never pressured in any way. There is a beautiful selection of gems and jewellery available at the store and you are provided with printed certificates to certify your gems. I was lucky enough to purchase two rings, one pink sapphire ring and a 3/4 Ruby eternity ring. Lihiniya were able to provide me with both rings (which were made to measure) within 1.5 days and the quality is exceptional, I absolutely love them! I have already recommended them to my friends and family!
    Thank you for your kind words and recommendation! We're delighted that you had a great experience at Lihiniya Gems and found the perfect rings. If you ever need anything else, don't hesitate to reach out. We look forward to serving you again in the future!
    Written 21 March 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 11 February 2024
  • Malcolm R
    Providenciales29 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful jewellery at competitive prices
    My wife and I were delighted with our purchases of ruby earrings and a gold band ruby ring from this very friendly and professional company. They were attentive, informative and we found their prices to be very competitive. They also have an excellent location by the famous Lighthouse, so were very easy to find. Would highly recommend them.
    Thank you so much for your kind words! We're delighted that both you and your wife were pleased with your purchases of ruby earrings and a gold band ruby ring from our store. Providing friendly and professional service is important to us, and we're glad to hear that you found our team attentive and informative. We strive to offer competitive prices and are thrilled that you found them to be so. Our location by the famous Lighthouse is indeed convenient, and we're happy to hear that you found us easily. Your high recommendation means a lot to us, and we truly appreciate your support. If you ever need anything else or if there's anything we can assist you with in the future, please don't hesitate to reach out. We look forward to welcoming you back to our store again!
    Written 21 March 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 9 March 2024
  • Ami P
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    For the Princess that lives in us!
    I was peering through the glass and didn't expect to be inside. I chatted with the jeweller and wasn't pressured into buying at all. I was so mesmerised by the gleaming colours and found myself 2 little pieces that was safe for my pocket. I also learned something or two about gems and took delight in knowing that Princess Diana's goldsmith is from Galle. Be sure to glide in to this store and at least have a look at the rings that look like Princess Di's! For myself a blue to commemorate my first time in Sri Lanka for the blue sea which I love and have a calling for..and for a friend for 'something blue'.. And maybe someday another nice time, Princess Di's little ring..for the Princess that lives in us! ~*°*°♡°*°*~
    It sounds like you had a truly enchanting experience at our store! We're thrilled that you felt comfortable and welcomed while browsing through our collection of gleaming gems. We take pride in offering a pressure-free environment where customers can explore at their own pace. It's wonderful to hear that you found two special pieces that were perfect for you and your friend, and we're glad you enjoyed learning about gems and the connection to Princess Diana's goldsmith from Galle. Thank you for your delightful description of your experience, and we're honored that you chose to commemorate your first time in Sri Lanka with a piece that holds such personal significance. Whenever you're ready to add a little piece of Princess Di's charm to your collection, we'll be here to assist you. Until then, may your blue gemstones serve as beautiful reminders of the sea and the adventures that await you. We look forward to welcoming you back to our store in the future!
    Written 21 March 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 9 March 2024
  • Steven S
    Pattaya, Thailand779 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Professional with no hard sell
    Having very little knowledge of gem stones I searched and read numerous reviews online. I shortlisted to three gem shops withing Galle Fort. Walking around Galle Fort I'm glad I did some research as there are gem shops everywhere. On visiting this shop I explained what I wad looking for and that I had a budget. The gentleman who served me was very friendly and professional. He answered all my questions. At no time during my time there was I pressured by any hard sell tactics. I ended up having to decide between a pendant here or one I had looked at from another shop with positive reviews which was way over my budget. I was satisfied with my purchase from this shop. Happy to recommend like so many others.
    Thank you for sharing your experience with us! We're thrilled that you found us amidst the many gem shops in Galle Fort and that you felt comfortable and well-served during your visit. Providing a friendly and professional atmosphere where customers can ask questions without feeling pressured is something we strive for. We're delighted that you found a pendant within your budget that satisfied you and that you're happy with your purchase. Your recommendation means a lot to us, and we hope to have the pleasure of serving you again in the future!
    Written 21 March 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written 18 March 2024
  • Jackie h
    8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wonderful personal service and earrings
    Having researched online the various shops in Sri Lanka for gemstones, the one store which impressed me most was Lihiniya Gems. As I visited Galle on Saturday 16 March, I easily found the shop and on entering was met by the very friendly staff who welcomed me and asked what I was interested in. I was asked to take a seat and shown some of the aquamarine gems I was looking for. My partner and I was offered water with no obligation to purchase. I was advised and informed without feeling obliged or pushed to purchase. I chose the gems I liked for earrings but when told the price they were rather more than I had anticipated. Irshad (I think it was) was very helpful and patient and made a suggestion which suited my budget. The earrings have been delivered personally to me today after a 2.1/2 hour journey and to say I’m thrilled is an understatement. I fully recommend Lihiniya Gems - a lovely store and very lovely people to deal with.
    Hello Jackie, We're delighted that we could assist you in finding the aquamarine gems you were looking for to be made into earrings! Providing personalized service and helping our customers find their desired gemstones is always our top priority. If you have any more questions or if there's anything else we can assist you with, please feel free to reach out. We look forward to serving you again in the future!
    Written 21 March 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 19 March 2024
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Friends
Lovely gentleman who were only too patient with my friends and I while we looked through the store and decided what to buy. They took good care of us and had a lot of lovely choices.
Written 1 June 2024
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Sven L
Hockenheim, Germany
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
I can definitely highly recommend this gem/ jewellery store. The team provides superb service and is open and patient to show their jewellery pieces without putting pressure on buying anything. The quality is really good which and the pieces they sell are quite unique.
I bought a very lovely & special pendant in this place and also when I had an enquiry about the pendant after being back home, the owners handled the case very professionally and it eventually turned out that they were right. This gives me even more confidence in this and I would definitely buy again at Lihiniya Gems.
Written 30 April 2024
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I rosy126
Sydney, Australia
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Excellent and genuine customer service, a lovely family business. Exquisite jewellery and gems with a variety of unique styles, beautifully presented.
My husband and i visited quite a few Jewellery stores and Gem warehouses while visiting Sri Lanka, however this store ticked all the boxes, and it was a pleasure to do business with them.
Excellent, & genuine customer service, exquisite and beautifully presented jewellery and gems. Thank you to the team at Lihiniya Gems for your dedication, knowledge, outstanding customer service and exquisite genuine jewellery.
Written 30 April 2024
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
I can't rate this place more highly. Shazin was extremely knowledgeable and also very patient. He took the time to walk us newbies through all the different types of stones and cuts with zero pressure to buy and, once it was clear we were going to pick a stone, no attempt to upsell or blow the budget. This made for a relaxed, pleasurable (and educational) shopping experience. My cousin and I both left feeling looked after and confident we had brought beautiful jewellery at a very fair price. Shazin had the necklace made overnight and as we were leaving the next day he even hand delivered the piece to our hotel up by the lakes. 10:10 service and a stunning keepsake to treasure forever.
Written 4 April 2024
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Having researched online the various shops in Sri Lanka for gemstones, the one store which impressed me most was Lihiniya Gems.
As I visited Galle on Saturday 16 March, I easily found the shop and on entering was met by the very friendly staff who welcomed me and asked what I was interested in. I was asked to take a seat and shown some of the aquamarine gems I was looking for.
My partner and I was offered water with no obligation to purchase. I was advised and informed without feeling obliged or pushed to purchase. I chose the gems I liked for earrings but when told the price they were rather more than I had anticipated. Irshad (I think it was) was very helpful and patient and made a suggestion which suited my budget.
The earrings have been delivered personally to me today after a 2.1/2 hour journey and to say I’m thrilled is an understatement.
I fully recommend Lihiniya Gems - a lovely store and very lovely people to deal with.
Written 19 March 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Hello Jackie, We're delighted that we could assist you in finding the aquamarine gems you were looking for to be made into earrings! Providing personalized service and helping our customers find their desired gemstones is always our top priority. If you have any more questions or if there's anything else we can assist you with, please feel free to reach out. We look forward to serving you again in the future!
Written 22 March 2024
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Steven S
Pattaya, Thailand
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Solo
Having very little knowledge of gem stones I searched and read numerous reviews online. I shortlisted to three gem shops withing Galle Fort.
Walking around Galle Fort I'm glad I did some research as there are gem shops everywhere.
On visiting this shop I explained what I wad looking for and that I had a budget. The gentleman who served me was very friendly and professional. He answered all my questions. At no time during my time there was I pressured by any hard sell tactics.
I ended up having to decide between a pendant here or one I had looked at from another shop with positive reviews which was way over my budget. I was satisfied with my purchase from this shop. Happy to recommend like so many others.
Written 18 March 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Thank you for sharing your experience with us! We're thrilled that you found us amidst the many gem shops in Galle Fort and that you felt comfortable and well-served during your visit. Providing a friendly and professional atmosphere where customers can ask questions without feeling pressured is something we strive for. We're delighted that you found a pendant within your budget that satisfied you and that you're happy with your purchase. Your recommendation means a lot to us, and we hope to have the pleasure of serving you again in the future!
Written 22 March 2024
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
I was peering through the glass and didn't expect to be inside. I chatted with the jeweller and wasn't pressured into buying at all. I was so mesmerised by the gleaming colours and found myself 2 little pieces that was safe for my pocket.
I also learned something or two about gems and took delight in knowing that Princess Diana's goldsmith is from Galle.
Be sure to glide in to this store and at least have a look at the rings that look like Princess Di's!
For myself a blue to commemorate my first time in Sri Lanka for the blue sea which I love and have a calling for..and for a friend for 'something blue'..
And maybe someday another nice time, Princess Di's little ring..for the Princess that lives in us!
~*°*°♡°*°*~
Written 9 March 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
It sounds like you had a truly enchanting experience at our store! We're thrilled that you felt comfortable and welcomed while browsing through our collection of gleaming gems. We take pride in offering a pressure-free environment where customers can explore at their own pace. It's wonderful to hear that you found two special pieces that were perfect for you and your friend, and we're glad you enjoyed learning about gems and the connection to Princess Diana's goldsmith from Galle. Thank you for your delightful description of your experience, and we're honored that you chose to commemorate your first time in Sri Lanka with a piece that holds such personal significance. Whenever you're ready to add a little piece of Princess Di's charm to your collection, we'll be here to assist you. Until then, may your blue gemstones serve as beautiful reminders of the sea and the adventures that await you. We look forward to welcoming you back to our store in the future!
Written 22 March 2024
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Malcolm R
Providenciales
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
My wife and I were delighted with our purchases of ruby earrings and a gold band ruby ring from this very friendly and professional company. They were attentive, informative and we found their prices to be very competitive. They also have an excellent location by the famous Lighthouse, so were very easy to find. Would highly recommend them.
Written 9 March 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Thank you so much for your kind words! We're delighted that both you and your wife were pleased with your purchases of ruby earrings and a gold band ruby ring from our store. Providing friendly and professional service is important to us, and we're glad to hear that you found our team attentive and informative. We strive to offer competitive prices and are thrilled that you found them to be so. Our location by the famous Lighthouse is indeed convenient, and we're happy to hear that you found us easily. Your high recommendation means a lot to us, and we truly appreciate your support. If you ever need anything else or if there's anything we can assist you with in the future, please don't hesitate to reach out. We look forward to welcoming you back to our store again!
Written 22 March 2024
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
With the sheer number of jewellery stores available within the fort it can be extremely difficult to know which one to go to. Looking for reviews, I stumbled across Lihiniya Gems and I’m so glad that I did. From the moment we stepped into the shop, we felt very looked after, but never pressured in any way. There is a beautiful selection of gems and jewellery available at the store and you are provided with printed certificates to certify your gems. I was lucky enough to purchase two rings, one pink sapphire ring and a 3/4 Ruby eternity ring. Lihiniya were able to provide me with both rings (which were made to measure) within 1.5 days and the quality is exceptional, I absolutely love them! I have already recommended them to my friends and family!
Written 11 February 2024
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Thank you for your kind words and recommendation! We're delighted that you had a great experience at Lihiniya Gems and found the perfect rings. If you ever need anything else, don't hesitate to reach out. We look forward to serving you again in the future!
Written 22 March 2024
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
These guys are fabulous -- we bought a sapphire and diamond ring in January 2024, with full certificate etc, and could not be happier. They are knowledgeable, friendly, helpful, easy to deal with, no pressure at all, honest and have an excellent selection of high quality pieces. And good prices! We cannot recommend them highly enough.
Written 23 January 2024
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Thank you so much for your fantastic feedback! We're thrilled that you had such a positive experience with us and that you're delighted with your sapphire and diamond ring. Providing excellent customer service and high-quality pieces is our priority, and we're glad to hear that you found us knowledgeable, friendly, and easy to deal with. Your recommendation means a lot to us, and we're grateful for your support. If you ever need anything else, please don't hesitate to reach out. We look forward to serving you again in the future!
Written 22 March 2024
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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