A Guide to Ceylon Gem Stones

A Gemologist’s Guide to Ceylon Gemstones

At Aviyanka, we hold a deep appreciation for the natural world’s exquisite creations. Ceylon gemstones, sourced from the resplendent island of Sri Lanka, are a prime example. Renowned for their unparalleled beauty and rich history, these gems have captivated royalty and jewelry connoisseurs for centuries.

Today, we embark on a journey to explore the captivating world of Ceylon gemstones. This guide will unveil their unique characteristics, dazzling varieties, and the reasons why they grace Aviyanka’s one-of-a-kind handcrafted jewelry.

The Allure of Ceylon

Sri Lanka, formerly known as Ceylon, boasts a rich heritage of gem mining. Its geological makeup, abundance of minerals, and tropical climate have fostered a treasure trove of precious and semi-precious stones.

Ceylon gemstones are famed for their exceptional:

  • Vibrancy: Ceylon sapphires, for instance, are celebrated for their intense cornflower blue hues, while Ceylon rubies radiate a fiery red unmatched by any other source.
  • Clarity: Due to their formation process, Ceylon gemstones are often characterized by exceptional clarity, with minimal inclusions visible to the naked eye.
  • Durability: Ranking 9 on Mohs scale of mineral hardness, these gems are incredibly resilient, ensuring they become cherished heirlooms for generations to come.

A Spectrum of Gems

Beyond the iconic blue sapphire and fiery ruby, Ceylon offers a dazzling array of other precious and semi-precious stones:

  • Ceylon sapphires are legendary for their captivating cornflower blue, a color that has graced some of the world’s most famous crown jewels. But Ceylon’s bounty extends far beyond this iconic hue. These gems come in a breathtaking spectrum, from the coveted padparadscha (a rare pinkish orange) and sunny yellows to mesmerizing parti sapphires that showcase multiple colors within a single stone. This remarkable versatility makes Ceylon sapphires not only a timeless choice for royalty, but also a top favorite for contemporary engagement rings, symbolizing enduring love and commitment.
  • Rubies: Ranging from deep reds to delicate pinks, Ceylon rubies are known for their exceptional brilliance and depth of color.
  • Alexandrite: This captivating chameleon gemstone exhibits a color-change phenomenon, appearing emerald, green in daylight and transforming into a reddish-purple under incandescent light.
  • Spinel: Often mistaken for rubies due to their fiery hues, spinel comes in a captivating range of colors, including vivid blues and pinks.
  • Moonstone: Coveted for its adularescence, a mesmerizing play of light that creates a moonlit glow within the stone.

Ceylon Gems at Aviyanka

At Aviyanka, we source only the finest Ceylon gemstones, each meticulously handpicked for its unique beauty and ethical origin. Our master artisans then craft these gems into exquisite pieces of jewelry, transforming them into wearable works of art.

From captivating cocktail rings adorned with Ceylon sapphires to delicate pendant necklaces featuring Ceylon Aquarmarines, each piece embodies the essence of Sri Lanka’s timeless treasures.

Explore our collection and discover the magic of Ceylon gemstones. With their brilliance, enduring beauty, and rich heritage, they are an investment that transcends fleeting trends, becoming treasured possessions to be cherished for a lifetime.

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