Frequently Asked Questions

Requirements for the Export Invoice Submission

  • Export Invoices should be essentially submitted in the official Original letter
  • Heads of the Exporter – Photocopies will not be accepted.
  • Export Invoices should be duly clearly typed simplifying easy reading & officer scrutiny Handwritten submissions will not be accepted.
  • Invoices should be devoid of alterations.
  • Exporters must clearly indicate the NGJA License number & NGJA file number in all
    Export Invoices submitted.
  • Export Invoices should indicate the F.O.B value of the consignment –Invoices
    indicating other values such as C.I.F / C & F etc will not be accepted.
  • The Invoices should be indicative of the per Carat rate weight for Gemstones whilst
    mentioning the number of pieces and the Caratage of the Metal inclusive of the
    Gramm weight for Jewellery & Geuda Exports.
  • The currency as well as the Current Exchange Rate applicable to the date of Exports
    (As per the Sri Lankan Customs Exchange Rate) should be clearly mentioned in the
  • The Export Consignment should be indicative of Generic Local Market values
    applicable for the items included Invoices –undervalued stocks included will not be

What are the document related to the Gem & Jewellery Export

Commercial Invoice for Gems & Jewellery

Where can we visit for Gems & Jewellery exports?

Exports, Re- exports & Imports are related to Gems, Jewelry,Diamonds, Diamond
Jewelry and Rough Geuda is handled by the Export Services Divisions of the NGJA

The main Export Services Division of the NGJA operates on the 1st Floor, National Gem and Jewelry Authority,25, Galle Face Terrace, Colombo 3. The parallel office is operated at
Air Cargo Village Katunayake

How do I need a license for gem export

Potential Exporter should obtain a valid Gem Dealer License issued by the National Gem
and Jewellery Authority

Can the average consumer make sure that the jewelry they have is of the right standard?

Any customer can inspect their jewelery at the Gold Size Determination Bureau of our Authority at No. 25, Gulface Terrace, Colombo 03 or at the Gold Size Determination Bureau at No. 50 1/1, First Floor Prins Cinema Building, Havelock Road, Galle. Can be sealed. This test takes a minimum of two days and costs a fee. Ex: – To check the gold standard of a jewelery Rs. 821.10 will be charged.

How do we buy quality jewelry?

The Bureau of Gold under the National Gem and Jewelery Authority is the only authority in our country to inspect the quality of jewelry and to place hallmarks on it. Hallmarks are placed. So if you buy hallmarked jewelry, you will have jewelry of the right quality.

Is the jewelry on the market of the right standard?

Overall, a large percentage of the jewelery in the local market is not of the right standard

What is the standard of jewelry?

The standards required for jewelery should have been published and legalized by the Extraordinary Gazette Notification No. 1436/21 dated 17th March 2006. They are 24 carat, 22 carat, 21 carat, 18 carat, 14 carat, 10 carat, 9 carat and 8 carat.

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