Tiesh unveils Sri Lanka’s largest Gem and Jewellery Emporium

Sep 17 2018. views 1194

Leading jewellers Tiesh with a presence in Kandy and Colombo recently unveiled its new showroom. At 27,000 square feet in size the Tiesh showroom in Kandy goes on record as having Sri Lanka’s largest gem and jewellery emporium under one roof.



Conveniently located  at 676 Peradeniya Road, this new massive showroom is a veritable treasure trove filled with dazzling gems and jewellery. In addition to the showroom, the space also includes a theatre which screens an informative film on the history and the arduous mining process of gems in Sri Lanka. There is a also a replica mineshaft which is a great attraction to the tourists as they get to see firsthand what a gem mine looks like. Additionally there is also an interactive workshop where guests are encouraged to walk through the workshop and see firsthand the process of making jewellery.


The piece de resistance is however the gem and jewellery showroom which is situated on the first floor of the building.



Famously known as Lakmini (Pvt) Ltd since its launch in 1997, the Kandy showroom is now rebranded as Tiesh. Over the years Tiesh has burgeoned into a brand of great repute. The 27,000sq foot Emporium features an exquisite array of authentic gems and handcrafted pieces ofjewellery set in both precious and semi-precious gem stones, highlighting the world famed Sri Lankan Blue Sapphires and more. All items are intricately designed with precious metals ranging from gold (yellow, white and rose in 22k, 18k and 14k) to sterling silver. With a keen eye for detail, the one-of-a-kind jewellery is crafted to international standards and designed to mesmerize.


This family-owned establishment which began on 05 September 1997, has, over the past three decades acquired great celebrity status in the local and international sphere. Spearheaded by its Founder / Managing Director Lasantha De Fonseka and his wife Bryony, Tiesh is joined by the equally hands-on next generation, with daughter Thiyasha and son Ayesh who are committed to providing an unparalleled expertise and a personal interest in each customer who steps into a world of brilliance.


“This resplendent outlet lays claim toTiesh’s commitment towards enhancing the customer experience and feel of being part of something more than the mere purchase of a dazzling piece of jewellery. The success of Tiesh as Sri Lanka’s leading gems and jewellery provider, is also due to the dedication and passion of my family, staff, tour operators and loyal customers”

said its visionary Founder and Managing Director, Lasantha de Fonseka.


Photos by: Kithsiri De Mel


Tina Edward Gunawardhana

Tina Edward Gunawardhana is a journalist specialising in travel, fashion, lifestyle, cuisine and personalities. She is also the Features Editor for Hi!! Magazine. An intrepid traveller, she likes to show readers the world through her eyes and experiences. Follow her on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram - tinajourno tinajourno@gmail.com


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