Our Team

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Gary Senavirathne

Gary founded Nineteen48 and crown Gems in order to develop a commercial enterprise between the UK and his family’s home country of Sri Lanka. His long-time interest in gemstones made them the natural choice for the basis of the business. Using his connections with the industry in Sri Lanka, Gary has built Nineteen48 and Crown gems into one of the leading suppliers of fully traceable and responsibly sourced gemstones.

Janaka Abayawickrama

Janaka runs the company, Crown Gems, which operates most of trading our mines and cutting workshop in Sri Lanka. He is also responsible for our local sales operations in Sri Lanka, as well as dealing with our international customers.

Anarkalie Palliyaguruge

Ana is the Director of sales and business development in crown Gems.She is responsible for developing the international client net work and get client requirement.She also handling the gem cutting sector in our company and also local sales operation .

Stuart Pool

Stuart is a specialist in responsibly-mined and fully-traceable coloured gemstones, mainly sourced directly from mines in Sri Lanka and Tanzania. He runs gem trading companies Nineteen48 (www.nineteen48.com), Rubyfair (www.rubyfair.com) and Crown Gems, as well as being a co-founder of Fair Luxury (www.fairluxury.co.uk), a group focused on positive change in the jewellery industry through the promotion of responsible sourcing.

Stuart works very closely with local mine owners to provide a “mine-to- market” service, from extracting the rough gem material and the cutting and polishing of gemstones, right up to the sale of gems to the end customer, both wholesale and retail.

Stuart supports charitable projects in both Sri Lanka and the UK and he is also committed to educating the widest possible audience about the issues within the jewellery sector. He is supportive of many initiatives and programmes within the industry which are trying to improve conditions and benefits for those involved in all stages of the supply chains for diamonds, precious metals and coloured gemstones.