History

Our story in brief

  • 1935

    Sadakathulla Hajiar takes the long voyage from Srilanka to America to sell fine gemstones to the American market.

  • 1942

    Sadakathulla Hajiar opened the first gem shop at Camp Studio at Diyatalawa Air Force Camp,Base of the British air force in srilanka.

  • 1952

    M.S.M. KAMIL entered the business of gemstones and further expanded the business.

  • 1963

    M.S.M. kamil exported the largest star sapphire weighing 527 cts

  • 1964

    Messrs Ruppental from Idar Obestein Germany start their long term relationship to source natural gemstones from srilanka.

  • 1970

    Biggest Gem Exporter awarded to M.S.M.Kamil according to srilanka customs.

  • 1977

    World renowned jewellery designer Michael Della valle visits M.S.M. kamil and still visits him to date to buy gemstones from Sri Lanka.

  • 1980

    World renowned jeweller, Bvlgari visit srilanka and start their relationship with M.S.M. kamil. Nichola Bvlgari and M.S.M. kamil become best friend and M.S.M. kamil start supplying to their Bvlgari brand fine gemstones from Sri Lanka.

  • 1981

    The company buys over mines in Sri Lanka.

  • 1998

    Ruzwan kamil was sent to gem A to study gemology and diamonds and become the third generation merchant in their company.

  • 2000

    Ruzwan kamil returns to Sri Lanka after successfully completing gem A course.

  • 2001

    Ruzwan kamil joins the family business.

  • 2006

    The company opens their showroom in Colombo - Eternity by Kamil Jewellers.

  • 2009

    Presented the sapphire award in JEWELS 2009 Gem competition.

  • 2010

    Appointed adviser to Ministry of Enterprise and Development on Gems and Diamonds cluster.

  • 2011

    Ruzwan Kamil becomes president of Gemologists Association of Sri Lanka.

  • 2013

    Received the sapphire award in JEWELS 2013 Gem jewellery competition.

  • 2014

    Won the Ruby Merit award.

  • 2016

    International coloured gemstone - ICA member recognition.

  • 2017

    Winner of the Best Gemstone for 2017 at the competition held by Gemmologist's Association of Srilanka at Jewels 2017.