Moonstone Mines, Ambalangoda

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#3 of 7 in Nature in Galle District
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  • Being a crystal and minerals collector I have been wanting to visit a mine for a few years now. There is something very intimate about seeing the mining process and being the first person to see and t...  more »
  • Our driver has forced us to drive (depending on the purchase amount, driver/tour operators collect pretty much Commission!) to the mine Actually it not so interests us, but then went. Our guide looked pretty frivolous, what it was though. In English, he told US how they win there the moonstones. It was very obscure. The lead lasted no 10 min. Then it went in the showroom, where beautiful jewellery was presented. The "sellers" were very unfriendly and unkempt, what did not fit at all to such a business. After a long superior I chose a beautiful ring that cost 194 euros. Of course way too overpriced, but that you realize later. The ring was too big, so he was made smaller. The first stone was missing after 2 days! We were mad as hell and went again. Of course the ring they said it fell down, what was wrong. They no longer had the same stone, so I chose a different me. It was not apologized. It took about 1 hour. We waited in the workshop, where the seller a smoked all the time with any herbs. Very unprofessional! Not to be recommended, jewellery beautiful, but far too expensive!
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  • Drivers take their customers here because they get commission if you buy something. The process if the mining was minimally interesting. The process in which they make cinnamon oil is interesting. At ...  more »
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  • The mine was fine very interesting but then the guy took us into his show room. My wife picked out the earings she wanted and he gave us a price and said he would deliver to Negombo in 2 days time he also said if we didn't like it then he would give us our money back no trouble Well he dilvered but it wasn't what we had ordered. Because he was so pushy it got my wife's back up so she said she wanted her money back. He said ok and would bring it the next day at 19.00/19.30. He came early knowing we wouldnt be there with the jewellery and not the money and left it with a friend. As we were going home the next day we had no choice but to accept it. DO NOT BUY FROM THIS MAN, first he got the order wrong then asked why we changed the order we didnt he did, then forced us to have the jewellery by dropping off early. Go to the mine BUT DO NOT BUY.
  • It is very interesting to walk around and look.

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