Our Company History & Heritage
Our Company History & Heritage
Thaha Cassim born in 1899, ventures out to Colombo to float an enterprise that will one day be a flagship brand in high-end jewellery.
Colombo Jewellery Stores, established at Queens Street, sells gems, jewellery, antiques and curios to tourists that grace the shores of Ceylon.
York Street store 1927 an image depicting the founding foot prints of an era gone by Colombo Jewellery Stores show room at York Street.
CJS opens at Mt Lavinia Hotel Sri Lanka’s Premier Colonial Hotel founded in 1806.
The world's rarest 12 Ray Star Ruby owned by CJS is displayed at the American Museum Of Natural History.
Thaha Cassim’s favourite Horse, Golden Buckles wins 3 races in one week.
M C T Cassim, son of the founder joins the firm, further strengthening the longevity of the brand.
Colombo Jewellery Stores displays its awe inspiring collection at the governors' house for the first visit of Queen Elizabeth II.
Colombo Jewellery Stores displays a stunning collection of precious stones during month long exhibition in Japan.
CJS outshines other leading jewellery brands at the 1st ever Jewellery Fashion Show held in Colombo. /p>
Founder of CJS, Thaha Cassim was laid to rest after 54 years of dedicated service, leaving the legacy of his creation.
Smiling through trials; CJS was unhampered by the destruction of the store.
Left to right – Nizam, Rauff, Faleel, M C T Cassim, Ismeth, Nuzrath and Weerasinghe – July 1983
Grand opening of the CJS main store located at No.1 Alfred House Gardens, soon to become the centre focus of all exclusivity and glamour.
Akram Cassim, son of M C T Cassim joins his father at Colombo Jewellery Stores.
Agents of prestige.... CJS appointed as agents and distributors for exclusive watch brands - Tag Heuer.
CJS opens at ODEL.
CJS joins the glitzy Colombo Fashion Week to celebrate the timeless union between fashion and jewellery.
Colombo Jewellery Stores ties up with fashion icon Otara to launch her exclusive range of jewellery.
Akram Cassim is appointed Chairman of Colombo Jewellery Stores.
Jacqueline Fernandez – former Miss Sri Lanka and Bollywood star is the new face for CJS.
CJS opens at Dutch Hospital Shopping Precinct.
CJS launches the Roaring Twenties Campaign …A legacy of 90 years
CJS celebrates A Timeless Legacy Of 90 Years, unveiling their campaign inspired by the golden era the store was founded in.
TCJS pageant’s the Roaring Twenties collection at CFW from their 90th anniversary campaign.
CJS was proud to be a part of Danielle De Niese's Asian Debut concert at the Cinnamon Grand. Danielle dazzled on stage wearing Diamond and White Gold jewellery from Colombo Jewellery Stores.
CJS launches Perpetual Grace campaign in tribute to Golden Buckles.
CJS returns back home to the Heritage Site of Galle Fort with Hometown.
CJS ties up with Sri Lankan Airlines Flysmiles as first Jewellery Retailer.
CJS appointed as agents and distributors for exclusive watch brand HUBLOT.
CJS opens in Galle Fort at Dutch Hospital Shopping Precinct.
UNFORGETTABLE –– CJS
campaigns to Protect the Elephant in the Wild…..
A first in Sri Lanka where an international celebrity with a local corporate supports an environmental cause.
CJS appointed as agents and distributors for exclusive watch brand Bvlgari
Collaborating with the Sri Lanka Wildlife Conservation Society, Colombo Jewellery Stores used the backdrop of the remote Weheragalagama village in Wasgamuwa, which is home to about 500 elephants,to place its Unforgettable campaign upon, committing to seek sustainable solutions for the villagers to live unitedly with the elephant in the wild, encouraging a cohesive tolerance and a habitat that would encourage co-existence rather than conflict."
CJS partners with CFW to reinstate the Human Elephant conflict and showcase “Unforgettable” Collection.