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Careems Heritage

Since its founding in 1890, Careem Jewellers based in Sri Lanka has established itself as a premier destination for fine quality gemstones and exquisite hand crafted jewellery. Presently, Careems operates six exclusive retail boutiques throughout Sri Lanka with its flagship store based at Cambridge Place Colombo 7. 

The firm which was founded by Mr. A.M.A. Careem in the port city of Galle in southern Sri Lanka continues to be owned and managed by the third and fourth generations of the Careem family. An unrelenting commitment by all our personnel towards achieving the highest standards of excellence in every aspect of the jewellery business and the desire to constantly exceed our customer’s expectations continues to be the success story of Careems.

Vision

To be the undisputed leading retailer in Sri Lanka for fine quality gemstones and gem studded jewellery and establish a significant retail presence in the Asian region.

Mission

To provide our clientele with the finest gemstones available in the contemporary market and jewellery which is superior in design, quality and value coupled with exceptional service standards and a memorable shopping experience.

Timeline

1890
1932
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2018
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1890

Mr A.M.A Careem, a businessman residing within the Dutch Fort in the port city of Galle in Southern Sri Lanka commences a gem and jewellery business to cater to European OceanLine travelers.

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1932

As Colombo emerges as the new commercial capital of Sri Lanka, the firm moves its operations to the fort business district in Colombo and establishes a showroom at No 10, Victoria Arcade Building close to the Colombo harbor. Tragically, the part of the building where the company’s offices were located was engulfed by fire and destroyed in 1980.

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1970

To cater to the increased numbers of tourists visiting the island, the company opens its first hotel showroom at the new Browns Beach Hotel located in the spectacular beach resort town of Negombo.

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1978

As tourism arrivals continue to grow another showroom is commissioned at the Club Oceanic Hotel in the beach town of Trincomalee, on the eastern shores of Sri Lanka.

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1980

Careem Jewellers second store in the beach resort of Negombo is opened at the Royal Oceanic Hotel. In 2006 the hotel is subsequently renovated and upgraded to a 5-star property and renamed as The Jetwing Beach Hotel, Negombo.

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1987

An exclusive showroom is opened at the new Colombo Hilton, which soon becomes the main retail outlet of the company catering to a widespread local and overseas clientele.

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1993

To consolidate its existing Japanese client base, the company commences participation at the International Jewellery Tokyo show, the largest gem & jewellery show in Japan.

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1999

In recognition of its significant performance in the export of gems and jewellery, the National Chamber of Exporters awards the coveted Most Outstanding Company in the Gem and Jewellery Sector award to A.M.A Careem Jewellers.

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2000

A.M.A Careem Jewellers ventures into the world’s leading gem & jewellery market and the largest jewellery trade show by participating at the JCK Las Vegas show in the USA. After much initial success the company continues to participate at the show annually.

The company is selected by the Export Development Board to be a part of the inaugural Sri Lanka Pavilion at the prestigious Basel World Watch, Clock and Jewellery Show in Switzerland.

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2002

In recognition of its significant performance in the export of gems & jewellery, the National Chamber of Exporters awards the coveted Most Outstanding Company in the Gem & Jewellery Sector award to A.M.A. Careem Jewellers.

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2004

'Careems Couture' a high-end quarterly newsletter is launched by our company with the objective of enabling our customers to be well informed on quality gemstones and jewellery fashion trends.

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2008

Careems Jewellers returns to its roots by establishing a jewellery boutique at the Jetwing Lighthouse Hotel in Galle, southern Sri Lanka.

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2009

Careems enters the promising Chinese luxury market and participates at the Shanghai International Gem & Jewellery Show.

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2010

Our second exclusive showroom opens at the newly launched Jetwing Sea Resort in Negombo Sri Lanka.

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2010

"Careems Couture" becomes the first Sri Lankan jewellery publication to be available on-line on the company's newly upgraded website www.careems.com

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2011

Careems launches its new ‘Celebration’ Jewellery Collection – a new line of Jewellery using Swarovski Gemstones, all of which are genuine gemstones.

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2012

Careems iphone Application launched. Discover its collection of exceptional engagement rings and wedding bands on your iphone.

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2013

In August 2013 Careems opened its new showroom at the World Trade Center (WTC) the premier business address in Colombo.

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2017

New boutique store opened at the Jie Jie Beach by Jetwing” in Panadura, Sri Lanka.

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2018

Careems opens its new spacious Flagship Store at Cambridge Place Colombo 7.

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2019

Our first mall-based boutique opens at the exclusive One Galle Face Mall operated by the Shangri-La group.

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