Frequently Asked Questions

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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