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Cara Jewellers

Cara Jewellers
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Cara Jewellers are a family business located in the heart of Galle Fort in Sri Lanka. We make bespoke jewellery. We believe the level of service we provide to our new and existing client's means we are fortunate to rely on at least 89% repeat business. On behalf of Cara Jewellers we would welcome the opportunity to considered on your next purchase. If you are in Sri Lanka - Why don't you pop in and see us. We believe our prices are extremely competitive, where design, quality and workmanship is key.
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  • Will H
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great service, great rings
    I'm really really pleased with Cara and the rings I have purchased from them. Originally in 2021 I was browsing several jewellers in Galle Fort looking for an engagement ring and ended up being so impressed by the level of service, quality and pricing at Cara that I bought one. Thankfully my now-wife said yes when I returned to the UK and she loved the ring. We were both so impressed that we ended up ordering our wedding rings from Cara too, this time over whatsapp, and had them delivered to the UK. All in all I'm most impressed by the levels of service. At not point in the process was there ever a hint of 'pushiness'. They are very attentive to what you want and happy to take you through the different options given your budget and desires. Plus the rings are great quality and well priced. I'd recommend going into the shop yourself because it's quite an experience, but I can also vouch for ordering from another country.
    Hello again, So welcoming to read your joyful words compiled in your words, to tell us how you felt when dealing with us, it's this joy that keeps us on our toes, every day to further do things to keep getting right. While we humbly enjoy reading this, it certainly serves as a guide to all reading your organic true story and follows you here to our store. Thankfully we are ever so grateful, first that you made the time to highlight the positives, and then gave us a sound recommendation to further validate your awesome account of your visit and preparation for the same. We thank you very much and look on to seeing you again in Sri Lanka soon. kind regards Rishi & Safri Cara Jewellers
    Written 18 January 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 28 November 2023
  • A B
    Sydney, Australia14 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Exceptional service & quality.
    Had a beautiful ring made with Cara Jewellers. Fantastic experience, quality craftsmanship and very happy with the final product. The Team were exceptionally helpful and professional, and even took the extra effort in service to deliver me the final product, when I had moved on with my travels to another town in Sri Lanka. I will definitely be purchasing from Cara again in the future. So happy.
    Hello There, Thank you and so happy to read about the good experience and draw positivity from your recommendations with very sincere thanks, keep learning from all of this, certainly helps us to improve our products and service towards our new visitors. First thank god and then it is your words of engouement, that motivate new readers looking at making a special piece, we would like to partner with them on that mission, so it is important to earn the credentials, that you have helped us to maintain and build on. Warm regards and thanks again so much for your time and effort Safri & Rishi Cara Jewellers
    Written 18 January 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 10 January 2024
  • Olivia D
    Singapore, Singapore17 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    You need to go! Great place
    Thanks to Rishi for his kindness and help to choose these beautiful diamonds and sapphires. If there is one place to go to in Galle it’s here. He’s honest and upfront about the different prices Thanks for everything I have yet to get them checked out by local jewelers in Ireland .
    Hello Olivia, So welcoming to read your joyful words compiled in your words, to tell us how you felt when dealing with us, it's this joy that keeps us on our toes, every day to further do things to keep getting right. While we humbly enjoy reading this, We thank you very much and look forward to seeing you again in Sri Lanka soon. kind regards, Rishi
    Written 8 March 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 29 January 2024
  • Pauline R
    Perth, Australia59 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great service and knowledgeable
    My husband bought a green sapphire and got it set in white gold, he was absolutely speechless when he seen it. Cara Jewelers absolutely listened to what he wanted and made exactly how it was described. They also have fantastic knowledge on what they sell. Thank you
    Hi Pauline, So happy to read that all was well, and we were able to deliver the fine level of personalized service that you expected, and more over the pieces that you purchased by your own design, were made to the same level of perfection that you were seeking. Ever so grateful that you took the time to mention this in your own words, and to provide us with your genuine and organic recommendation, to be seen and read by all our readers and future clients. We humbly accept your kind words of praise and continue to keep practicing and fine-tune our work to attain a better level of service to receive our future clients visiting us. Thank you and warm regards Safri & Rishi Cara Jewellers
    Written 8 March 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 3 March 2024
  • Ольга П
    Moscow, Russia2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A picture is worth a thousand words))
    When you get a ring of your dream and then you receive earrings to match it after you leave the country and they arrive just in time for a special occassion. These guys are real magicians. The right stones, the right service and the right timing. Thank you, it was a really great experience to be continued. A picture is worth a thousand words))
    Hello There, Thank you so very much, as you have said it, we humbly take pride in treasuring reading your words and appreciate your kindness in highlighting, our effort to keep practicing as a team to deliver consistent service. We could not have done it alone, and we are truly grateful for your recommendation, this speaks volumes to our readers and helps us move forward. Thank you again sincerely and all the best for the season warm regards Rishi & Safri CARA JEWELLERS
    Written 8 March 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 5 March 2024
  • GeoffreyJulianna
    Guelph, Canada7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    It's Blue in Galle!
    The owners were wonderful to deal with. They were attentive to my questions about blue sapphires with no pressure to purchase. After going to several jewellers across Sri Lanka, I ended up walking away with a beautiful blue sapphire from Cara! They were able to set my stone in a white gold ring within 24 hours in time for our departure from Galle.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 30 March 2024
  • Aokamoto
    Melbourne, Australia5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful jewellery, excellent service!!
    We met Safri and Rishi 6 years ago when we first visited Galle. We were so pleased with their knowledge and service that we came back again this year! I appreciate their service to cater for my needs at very short notice, their patience and willingness to share their knowledge about gems which made for a great experience. Most importantly, we were happy to purchase from someone we can trust. I am already looking forward to making another visit soon!!!
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 20 May 2024
  • Victoria G
    Cheltenham, United Kingdom48 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The best Sri Lankan sapphires & exceptional service
    I had the most fantastic experience buying a beautiful blue Sri Lankan sapphire from Cara Jewellers in Galle Fort. I work in the jewellery industry in the UK, have fairly good knowledge of gemstones and knew what I was looking for. I did some research before our trip to Sri Lanka and found Cara through excellent reviews on Google and Trip advisor. I made contact via Facebook Messenger and one of the Partners, Rishi responded immediately. Rishi was able to send me photos and videos via WhatsApp of available stones, and said they could supply a loose stone to my specifications and even create a bespoke ring of my chosen design while I was in Sri Lanka. I was excited to visit in real life! Rishi was friendly, professional and helpful, and I could tell the stones were of high quality (and I was assured they were all certified), so I didn't feel the need to widen my search. My husband and I visited Cara on the first evening of a 2 night stay in Galle. Safri and Rishi were both excellent and showed us a beautiful assortment of stones in different cuts, carat weights and shades of blue. I saw a 3.10ct oval cut vivid blue sapphire which I loved, and we were shown an assortment of diamonds which would complement the sapphire in a 3 stone ring. We were quoted what seemed to be fair a price (certainly by UK standards) and told the ring could be made to any design within a few days and hand delivered to us on our tour of Sri Lanka, maybe even by the next night! I needed to go away and have a think as this was a significant investment for me, and Safri and Rishi were more than happy for me to do that, with no pressure whatsoever. This gave me confidence in their integrity and the price offered. I'm so glad that we decided to go back and order the ring that evening. Unbelievably, just 24 hours later we were collecting my bespoke, handmade platinum, sapphire and diamond ring! The jeweller had worked on the piece until 3am that morning especially so we could have it before leaving Galle. When the ring was lovingly and proudly presented to us back in the shop, I was blown away and quite emotional. It is so beautiful and absolutely perfect for me, a very special souvenir of our honeymoon in Sri Lanka. I couldn't stop staring at my finger the whole trip! Even better news, I have just had the ring professionally valued in the UK, (including testing at a specialist laboratory to verify the origin as Sri Lankan). I was delighted when the ring was valued at over 3 times what I'd paid. Amazing value for money and more importantly, exceptional service and a special memory to treasure of our time in beautiful Sri Lanka. Thank you so much Rishi and Safri, i'd highly recommended them and Cara Jewellers to all.
    Visited May 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 25 June 2024
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Victoria G
Cheltenham, UK48 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
I had the most fantastic experience buying a beautiful blue Sri Lankan sapphire from Cara Jewellers in Galle Fort.
I work in the jewellery industry in the UK, have fairly good knowledge of gemstones and knew what I was looking for.
I did some research before our trip to Sri Lanka and found Cara through excellent reviews on Google and Trip advisor. I made contact via Facebook Messenger and one of the Partners, Rishi responded immediately. Rishi was able to send me photos and videos via WhatsApp of available stones, and said they could supply a loose stone to my specifications and even create a bespoke ring of my chosen design while I was in Sri Lanka. I was excited to visit in real life! Rishi was friendly, professional and helpful, and I could tell the stones were of high quality (and I was assured they were all certified), so I didn't feel the need to widen my search.
My husband and I visited Cara on the first evening of a 2 night stay in Galle. Safri and Rishi were both excellent and showed us a beautiful assortment of stones in different cuts, carat weights and shades of blue.
I saw a 3.10ct oval cut vivid blue sapphire which I loved, and we were shown an assortment of diamonds which would complement the sapphire in a 3 stone ring. We were quoted what seemed to be fair a price (certainly by UK standards) and told the ring could be made to any design within a few days and hand delivered to us on our tour of Sri Lanka, maybe even by the next night!
I needed to go away and have a think as this was a significant investment for me, and Safri and Rishi were more than happy for me to do that, with no pressure whatsoever. This gave me confidence in their integrity and the price offered.
I'm so glad that we decided to go back and order the ring that evening. Unbelievably, just 24 hours later we were collecting my bespoke, handmade platinum, sapphire and diamond ring! The jeweller had worked on the piece until 3am that morning especially so we could have it before leaving Galle. When the ring was lovingly and proudly presented to us back in the shop, I was blown away and quite emotional. It is so beautiful and absolutely perfect for me, a very special souvenir of our honeymoon in Sri Lanka. I couldn't stop staring at my finger the whole trip!
Even better news, I have just had the ring professionally valued in the UK, (including testing at a specialist laboratory to verify the origin as Sri Lankan). I was delighted when the ring was valued at over 3 times what I'd paid.
Amazing value for money and more importantly, exceptional service and a special memory to treasure of our time in beautiful Sri Lanka.
Thank you so much Rishi and Safri, i'd highly recommended them and Cara Jewellers to all.
Written 25 June 2024
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Aokamoto
Melbourne, Australia5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
We met Safri and Rishi 6 years ago when we first visited Galle. We were so pleased with their knowledge and service that we came back again this year!
I appreciate their service to cater for my needs at very short notice, their patience and willingness to share their knowledge about gems which made for a great experience. Most importantly, we were happy to purchase from someone we can trust.
I am already looking forward to making another visit soon!!!
Written 21 May 2024
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Guide33981427871
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
Can't recommend the service provided enough, our family have been coming to Cara for a few years now and the quality is always amazing! Thank you Safri!!
Written 15 May 2024
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GeoffreyJulianna
Guelph, Canada7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
The owners were wonderful to deal with. They were attentive to my questions about blue sapphires with no pressure to purchase. After going to several jewellers across Sri Lanka, I ended up walking away with a beautiful blue sapphire from Cara! They were able to set my stone in a white gold ring within 24 hours in time for our departure from Galle.
Written 30 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.

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Hampshire57 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
I know Rishi and Safri from Dubai and can confirm they are good guys who are committed to finding or making your perfect piece of jewellery with genuine materials at a reasonable price.
Written 6 March 2024
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Hello Liz, We greatly appreciate your review & it will definitely help to improve our business. Also, we are glad you are happy with what you got from us. Warmest regards Safri & Rishi CARA JEWELLERS
Written 8 March 2024
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Ольга П
Moscow, Russia2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
When you get a ring of your dream and then you receive earrings to match it after you leave the country and they arrive just in time for a special occassion. These guys are real magicians. The right stones, the right service and the right timing. Thank you, it was a really great experience to be continued. A picture is worth a thousand words))
Written 5 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 There, Thank you so very much, as you have said it, we humbly take pride in treasuring reading your words and appreciate your kindness in highlighting, our effort to keep practicing as a team to deliver consistent service. We could not have done it alone, and we are truly grateful for your recommendation, this speaks volumes to our readers and helps us move forward. Thank you again sincerely and all the best for the season warm regards Rishi & Safri CARA JEWELLERS
Written 8 March 2024
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Pauline R
Perth, Australia59 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
My husband bought a green sapphire and got it set in white gold, he was absolutely speechless when he seen it. Cara Jewelers absolutely listened to what he wanted and made exactly how it was described. They also have fantastic knowledge on what they sell. Thank you
Written 3 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.
Hi Pauline, So happy to read that all was well, and we were able to deliver the fine level of personalized service that you expected, and more over the pieces that you purchased by your own design, were made to the same level of perfection that you were seeking. Ever so grateful that you took the time to mention this in your own words, and to provide us with your genuine and organic recommendation, to be seen and read by all our readers and future clients. We humbly accept your kind words of praise and continue to keep practicing and fine-tune our work to attain a better level of service to receive our future clients visiting us. Thank you and warm regards Safri & Rishi Cara Jewellers
Written 8 March 2024
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

arina s
Mytishchi, Russia2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
me and my husband were impressed with the range of beautiful jewels and gems 😍 as the collectors and big fans of jewelry we know things about it and how to define the quality. so Cara place is the one. all genuine and luxury. Of course I didn’t leave without a purchase from my husband 😅😊😍
Written 8 February 2024
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Hello Arina, Thank you and so happy to read about the good experience, and draw positivity from your recommendations with very sincere thanks, and keep learning from all of this, certainly helps us to improve our products and service towards our new visitors. First, thank god and then it is your words of engouement, that motivate new readers looking at making a special piece, we would like to partner with them on that mission, so it's important to earn the credentials, that you have helped us to maintain and build on. Warm regards and thanks again so much for your time and effort. Safri & Rishi Cara Jewellers
Written 8 March 2024
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Olivia D
Singapore, Singapore17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
Thanks to Rishi for his kindness and help to choose these beautiful diamonds and sapphires.
If there is one place to go to in Galle it’s here. He’s honest and upfront about the different prices
Thanks for everything
I have yet to get them checked out by local jewelers in Ireland .
Written 29 January 2024
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Hello Olivia, So welcoming to read your joyful words compiled in your words, to tell us how you felt when dealing with us, it's this joy that keeps us on our toes, every day to further do things to keep getting right. While we humbly enjoy reading this, We thank you very much and look forward to seeing you again in Sri Lanka soon. kind regards, Rishi
Written 8 March 2024
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Kathrin A
New South Wales, Australia1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Couples
We bought a few things and the service and delivery were awesome. Everything was fine until one of the stones fell out of a ring accidentally. We got it fixed by our local jeweler, but then we found out that some of the other stones were mossanite. The sapphires were real, but the rest turned out to be mossanites, not diamonds. We're not sure if they switched the diamonds on purpose or not. Just make sure you ask for real diamonds, because we were focused on the sapphires and didn't pay much attention to the other stones.
Written 24 January 2024
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We at Cara Jewellers are alarmed to read this review, we have never used masonite in any of our jewellery and wouldn’t. We don’t even stock it. All our diamonds are directly imported from South African mines. We pride ourselves on providing top-quality, loupe-clean gemstones and F/G color VVS clarity diamonds. We have been in business since 2014 and built a reputation over the years. We wouldn’t want to destroy our reputation by using mossanite, that would be a silly thing to do by us with so much business experience. All our Blue sapphires/Pink sapphires/Yellow sapphires and Diamonds are certified by Sri Lanka's best gemological laboratory. (GIC/GIA/EGL/RGL/LGL) We always offer an official certificate of authenticity for all our gemstones and a complete jewelry certificate for our finished products if a purchase takes place. We know that this is NOT A GENUINE REVIEW and is just some competitors trying to tarnish our reputation because CARA's products are superior and at the same time offered at competitive prices.
Written 26 January 2024
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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