Gemfields UK calls EOIs for Sri Lankan gem supply chain


Aug 15, 2016 (LBO) – Gemfields, a United Kingdom based supplier of coloured gemstones, through its subsidiary Ratnapura Lanka Gemstones is inviting expressions of interest with a view to setting up a supply chain in the Sri Lankan gemstone industry.

“We will call for expressions of interest from local mining companies with a view to establishing an organized supply chain in the Sri Lankan gemstone industry,” Gemfeilds said in a statement.

“Once the supply chain is established, the gems will be offered to international buyers via Gemfields’ proven auction platforms, thereby adding value to Sri Lankan gemstone production, growing the sector and contributing to economic development.”

The company said EOI’s are called from the interested licensed mining companies/ persons and registered gem dealers with regard to supply of gemstones.

Gemfields will offer support to the Sri Lankan gemstone industry through its technical capabilities, proprietary grading systems and marketing methodologies.

“We are optimistic we will be able to bring our proven-expertise to this already-established market for the benefit of local mining communities and the Sri Lankan gemstone industry,” Ian Harebottle, chief executive, Gemfields said.

Interested parties can submit, name of organization, address and their company profile to Ratnapura Lanka Gemstones PVT LTD, before 24th of August (011 2 33 94 51, 77 30 46 207)