The Original Blue Gem
Fine Sapphires and Gemstones from Sri Lanka and Beyond
Blue Ceylon offers fine quality gemstones from Sri Lanka, Africa and Asia. Specializing in Sapphires of all colors, we also sell a range of other high-quality and exceptional gems including Chrysoberyls, Garnets, Tourmalines, Zircons, Spinels, and Amethysts to name a few.
We do not sell synthetic or unacceptably-enhanced stones. (Please see the explanation of gemstone enhancements by clicking on the words What's This? at the bottom of the Home Page.)
Blue Ceylon was created by Gaia Designs (Pvt) Ltd., my gem and jewelry export company based in Sri Lanka, with the primary purpose of keeping my customers in the USA updated on stones currently in inventory. The site aims to give clear and succinct information about my gemstone inventory without undo sales promotion. The high quality of the individually-selected gemstones which I consider worthy of adding to inventory is what has assured the long-lasting relationships with my professional goldsmith and gem-wholesaler customers and friends. I stress fine cutting, clarity and color in the gemstones I offer.
Buying from Blue Ceylon
I would be pleased to meet new customers through my website. My inventory is kept in the USA so stones requested by my customers can be securely and inexpensively shipped by registered, insured post through the US post office. I request pre-payment for stones ordered from Blue Ceylon and that payment can be made (in US dollars only) by money order, bank draft, personal or business check, or by bank-to-bank wire-transfer into my USA or Sri Lanka accounts. Wire-transfers incur a small bank-acceptance-fee. At this time I cannot accept payment by credit card or through third-party agencies such as PayPal. Relevant shipping and banking addresses and information will be supplied upon request or at the time of purchase.
7-Day-Approval Policy - All gemstones purchased from Blue Ceylon are guaranteed under my 7-Day-Approval Policy. This policy gives my customers seven days to examine the gemstone(s) to decide whether they wish to keep them or not. If they decide to return one or all stones (to a USA address to be supplied at the time of the return) they will receive by US dollar check a full-refund of the cost of the gemstone(s) less shipping/insurance costs. I do not charge a restocking fee. The gemstones must be posted within ten days of initial receipt of them and must be received back by Blue Ceylon in unchanged, undamaged condition. If my customers decide to return stones to me I ask that they advise me in advance of the return so that the proper return-address can be supplied. Please do not return-ship stones without prior approval from Blue Ceylon.
To learn more about the gemstones displayed on Blue Ceylon (or to enquire about stones from my extensive inventory not currently listed on the site) simply contact me via the website. I will reply promptly to your enquiry, usually within less than 24 hours. My aim is to establish long-lasting and friendly business relationships with my customers whether they buy from me once or a hundred times so please do not hesitate to enquire if you have any questions about Blue Ceylon.
About the Managing Director
The managing director and founder of Gaia Designs (Pvt) Ltd. is Jeffrey P. Meier. A graduate of the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) gemologist program (1989), he is a native Californian who has been dealing in gemstones from Sri Lanka for nearly two decades. Before coming to live in Sri Lanka he worked nearly two years as a staff gemologist for a well-known gem-export and jewelry-manufacturing company in Bangkok, Thailand. He travels widely in the South and Southeast Asia region sourcing stones not only from Sri Lanka but also from Africa, Pakistan, Burma, India and Thailand.
Gaia Designs (Pvt) Ltd.
Jeffrey P. Meier, G.G.