Meet the founders

Felicity and Dhanu

Creative: Felicity & Dhanu

Professional: Felicity & Dhanu

G'day, Ayubowan, Vanakkam and welcome! 

We are Felicity and Dhanu. We founded Ceylon Stones as an extension of our love for gemstones and creative expression, and to offer our customers trusted, credible and low risk access to beautiful precious gemstones and jewels.

Our story began when we met and fell in love over our shared connection for nature, art, travel, beauty in simplicity and shared curiosity and wonder at the beauty of the natural world. We try to live and share a life of kindness, honesty, purpose, beauty and growth with our family and friends. 

Felicity is a born and bred Sydney local, while Dhanu is a proud Sri Lankan Australian who has lived in Australia since his university days. 

Felicity’s passion for precious stones started with a humble collection of crystals and semi-precious stones. Fascinated by the mystical qualities of stones, she was allured by the magnetic energy of such beautiful pieces of earth. Felicity fell in love with the beautiful, coloured gemstones she found in Sri Lanka. 

Dhanu has long been interested in the gem trade of his homeland and has a deep fascination for the beauty and marvel of precious stones and jewels. He brings his creative spirit, local connections and knowledge of the trade from the Island of Jewels to Australia, where he has relationships with jewellers and individuals who trust him to source genuine, beautiful and unique stones. 

We bring 20 years combined experience in the business and creative sphere together with our knowledge and passion for gemstones. Felicity's career has been as a lawyer and psychotherapist. Dhanu works as a venture capital investor investing in emerging technology founders, and was a top-tier strategy consultant in his past life. 

Our experience ensures that you are in trustworthy, capable and confident hands.

Our core values

Beauty and magic

Our coloured gemstones and jewellery evoke a feeling of joy, beauty, place, magic and elevation in their own individual and unique way.

If the gems and jewellery do not meet the standards for our personal use, we will not sell them.

Our core values

Trust and transparency

We are Sydney based and provide safe and trusted access to coloured gemstones for our customers.

Unfortunately, the industry has some unethical and bad operators who sell synthetic gems as natural gems, and do not disclose non-standard and temporary treatments used to enhance natural gemstones.

We certify and authenticate our gemstones and disclose all known treatments identified by labs. If known, we do not sell gemstones with non-standard treatments such as surface diffusion, fracture filling and radiation treatments.

Upon purchase and on request, we are very happy to re-authenticate our gems or jewels, with a value over $2000 and if not on offer, free of charge in Australia. We certify with Gem Studies Lab in Sydney, which Gemmological Association of Australia’s recommended gem testing lab. If the stone is found to have an undisclosed treatment, you have the option for a full refund and get a discount on your next purchase.

Our core values

Responsibility and integrity

We source gemstones responsibly from our suppliers in Sri Lanka. Most of our precious stones originate from Sri Lanka. Some of our gems originate from Africa and Asia.

In Sri Lanka, sapphire and precious stone mining is done without large scale mining equipment and has a low environment impact.