The 27th edition of the FACETS International Gem & Jewellery Exhibition began on August 31, 2017 with a grand inauguration ceremony at the BMICH.

Gracing the event as chief guest was the Prime Minister, Ranil Wickremesinghe, along with a number of members of parliament, representatives of the Diplomatic Co, members of the National Gem & Jewelry Authority and the Export Development Board as well as buyers and other special invitees.

Among the invitees were many international delegates from all over the world, all of whom were extremely impressed by the range and versatility of the exhibition.