The new ‘Crest Gem’ – ‘Chooda Manikya’ – with its golden base was enshrined on the pinnacle of the Ruwanweli Maha Seya, yesterday.
The Crest Gem-enshrined-pinnacle will be unveiled by the Chief Prelate of the Malwathu Chapter Venerable Thibbotuwawe Sri Sumangala Thero, today.
The crystal part of the Crest Gem is composed of rock crystals, which are second in value only to diamonds.
In addition, 5,320 precious stones, including blue sapphires and red sapphires are included in the composition.
The base has been moulded from over 28 kilograms of pure gold.