Discovering Moonstones: Gem Mines
Another exciting experience was visiting a real gem mine. Sri Lanka is famous for its abundance of gems such as sapphires, rubies, moonstones, aquamarines, topazes and garnets plus much more.
It was amazing to see the miners go deep into the mines which are supposed to be 80 feet deep.
It seemed like a challenging process but for something so beautiful I suppose it is worth it. It was truly wonderful to see how these gems are mined, cleaned, cut and polished.