Facets Sri Lanka adds international flavour
Facets Sri Lanka is tipped to have increased international flavour at this year’s exhibition with improved service for stall holders.
By Sherwani Synon
This was stated at a press briefing held on Tuesday by the Sri Lanka Gem and Jewellery Association regarding the 17th consecutive Sri Lankan international Gem and Jewellery Show- Facets Sri Lanka.
The exhibition which will be held from the August 30 till the September 2 is an opportunity given to the Gem merchants and Jewellers in the country to exhibit their exquisite gems and jewellery to the local and the foreign market.
Speaking at the media briefing Sri Lanka Gem and Jewellery Association Chairman Chanaka Ellawala said, “Sri Lanka is known for quality gem cutting, the field has improved vastly with the years.”
Giving the Facets Sri Lanka show an international flavour, rare gems from countries such as Madagascar, Burma, Thailand, India, Hong Kong, Dubai, and Australia will be exhibited at the show.
The committee also agreed to solve issues that were raised by the stall holders present at the press briefing in a bid to provide a good service to all stall holders and help them at the show, Facets Sri Lanka.
The committee is expecting a large number of visitors from the local and foreign market to grace this massive occasion which has been mostly focused on the international market till recent years.
Amana Takaful for the 3rd consecutive year will be the Official Insurer for the event and the exhibits.
When Daily Financial Times spoke to the Director of Finance- Facets who is also the treasurer of the Sri Lanka Gem & Jewellery Association Mr. Akram Mansoor, it was pointed out that “the largest buyers of our industry is USA, Japan, Europe, India and since of recent China and Russia has also showed interest towards this trade.”
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