Why Sri Lankan Gemstones are like no other
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Sri Lanka’s history as a nation of fine jewellers and unparalleled natural gemstones dates back over 3000 years. This long, proud history of artisanal craftsmanship means that Sri Lanka is home to some of the most enchanting rubies, sapphires, tsavorites and other gemstones and produces some of the most beautifully crafted pieces in the world.
The island’s unique geological makeup and tropical climate have contributed to the formation of these exquisite gemstones. Over the years, the land has been blessed with a rich tapestry of minerals, giving birth to gems of unparalleled beauty and rarity. The gem mines of Sri Lanka have yielded treasures that have adorned the crowns and jewellery of ancient kings and queens, making them a symbol of luxury and opulence.
Expertly cut to enhance their shine and clarity, our Sri Lankan gemstones are brought to life in modern designs that honour this history through a rainbow of timeless hues you’ll treasure for years.
The geographical marvel behind the gems
Sri Lanka, often referred to as the ‘Pearl of the Indian Ocean’, boasts a unique geographical setting that has made it a fertile ground for gemstone formation. The island’s diverse landscapes, ranging from lush rainforests to arid plains, have played a pivotal role in the creation of its precious stones.
The mineral-rich soils, combined with the specific climatic conditions, have fostered the growth of gemstones that are distinct in colour, clarity and brilliance. This geographical marvel ensures that each gemstone from Sri Lanka carries with it a touch of the island’s natural splendour.
Craftsmanship passed down generations
The tradition of gemstone crafting in Sri Lanka has deep roots, handed down over many generations. Ancient techniques, honed over millennia, are still employed today. As a trusted jewellery shop in Australia, we want to ensure that the gems retain their natural beauty while being shaped to fit contemporary designs.
This age-old knowledge, combined with modern innovations, results in pieces that are both timeless and trendy. At Sovereign Stones, we take pride in collaborating with artisans who have inherited this legacy of craftsmanship, ensuring that every piece we offer is a testament to both tradition and innovation.
A timeless accessory for every occasion
Jewellery, especially when sourced from an online jewellery shop in Australia like Sovereign Stones and embedded with precious Sri Lankan gemstones, has the unique ability to elevate even the simplest of outfits. Whether it’s a pair of elegant sapphire earrings worn with a white blouse for a business meeting or a statement ruby necklace paired with a black evening gown, the right piece can transform an ensemble.
Sri Lankan gemstones, with their vibrant hues and unmatched clarity, offer that perfect touch of sophistication and elegance, making them a versatile accessory for any occasion.
In the world of fashion, an accessory is an important part of the whole personal expression. The gems one chooses to wear often reflect their personality, mood or even aspirations. A bold tsavorite ring might signify confidence and ambition, while a delicate opal pendant could represent serenity and introspection.
By incorporating Sovereign Stones into one’s jewellery collection, individuals can showcase a piece of the island’s rich heritage while also making a statement about their unique style and identity.
Order Custom Jewellery from our Online Jewellery Shop in Australia
At Sovereign Stones, we strive to connect you to the beautiful traditions of Sri Lankan gemstones through our jewellery shop in Australia. We painstakingly source all of our precious stones and jewellery to guarantee truly unique and ethically crafted pieces. Our bespoke service allows you to choose every element of your fine jewellery piece, so you can create one that you’ll enjoy every day.
Our commitment to quality and authenticity ensures that when you wear a piece from Sovereign Stones, you’re wearing not just a piece of jewellery but a fragment of history, a tale of a land steeped in mystique and allure.
Explore our range of custom jewellery or peruse The Rainbow Collection and discover dazzling pieces to fall in love with from our online jewellery shop in Australia. Shop today to enjoy fast dispatch and complimentary shipping.
The Rainbow Collection™
With our The Rainbow Rainbow Collection, you have access to a range of glorious sapphire rings, bangles and earrings – all as vivid and colourful as you are. Our fine jewelry reflects your lifestyle and your dreams, and perfectly complements spring florals, bold geometric prints, and potent paisleys. The Rainbow Collection™ delivers that radiant pop of colour to any classic monochrome palette, showcasing the beauty of Ceylon’s exquisite coloured sapphires who in their natural glory manage to encapsulate every hue of the colour wheel.
The Sovereign Stones Family
Sovereign Stones was conceived from the musings of an Australian with a lifelong love of luxury, beauty and versatility. Sri Lanka – the capital of the world’s finest gems – provided the inspiration to catapult the dream into a spirited reality in the luxury jewellery market.
Sri Lanka has a strong artisanal tradition; the art of lapidary passed down from generation to generation. By partnering with these master artisans we have gained access to their beautiful precious stones, derived from three generations of lapidary expertise and resulting in a catalogue which bridges the divide between adaptability and luxury.
Ceylon, Sri Lanka’s former name, was said to have ‘rivers flowing with gemstones’. This gift from the heavens is where precious stones have been mined and traded for centuries. Modern day Sri Lanka presents an opportunity for Sovereign Stones to maintain the integrity of Sri Lanka’s traditional craftsmanship, engaging the best gemologists, gem cutters, and goldsmiths.
Sovereign Stones’ relationship with the artisanal heart of Sri Lanka has given birth to a truly modern classic, revolutionising the previously antiquated realm of luxury jewellery. As purveyors of contemporary fine jewelry, we explicitly design our pieces to keep up with the lifestyle and aspirations of the modern woman.
The Journey Collection
Time After Time™
With our Journey Collection, you have the choice between Your Grace and The Three Graces. Your Grace gives you a single magnificent piece of fine jewelry, whether it be a pendant, ring, a set of earrings, or a bangle with the metal and gemstone of your choice. For the precious stones, you can choose between sapphires, rubies, or tsavorites – all brilliantly cut and selected by our personal gemologist. Of course, you always have the option of selecting another stone to customise your ring in the future. The Three Graces gives you your choice of metal along with all three precious stone choices – sapphire, ruby, and tsavorite. This immediately gives you access to the full range of customisation, ensuring you can always coordinate your outfit properly with your fine jewellery.
When it comes to your piece’s precious metal, you can choose between:
Sovereign Stones® is dedicated to providing ethically sourced precious metals and precious stones from the most reliable suppliers. It’s important to us that our customers feel peace of mind when acquiring our pieces, and we have stringent policies and procedures in place to safeguard against unethical practices. We trace all of our supplies back to their places of origin, and work closely with local suppliers to ensure ethical sourcing and quality of materials.