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Pakistan had huge resources of gemstones in the North West Frontier Province (NWFP), Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) and northern areas, having colors and properties on par with international standards.
Pakistani Federal Minister for Petroleum and Natural Resources Mr. Jadoon discussed with the Sri Lankan gem expert delegation on the scope of technical cooperation in the gemstone field. Pakistan has expressed willingness to work in close collaboration with Sri Lanka for the promotion of the gem industry and to enhance technical cooperation in the field of gems and jewelry.
Pakistan is keen to learn a lot and boost further relations in gemstone field with Sri Lanka.
The word jewellery is derived from the word jewel, which was anglicised from the Old French “jouel” in around the 13th century.
Jewellery making in Asia started in China 5,000 years ago and in the Indus Valley region later on. With roots set deep in religious designs, Asian jewellery was very decorative and used most often in ceremonies.
jewellery is made out of almost every material known and has been made to adorn nearly every body part, from hairpins to toe rings and many more types of jewellery. While high-quality and artistic pieces are made with gemstones and precious metals, less-costly costume jewellery is made from less-valuable materials and is mass-produced. New variations include wire sculpture (wrap) jewellery, using anything from base metal wire with rock tumbled stone to precious metals and precious gemstones
The jewellery pieces they made were crude necklaces and bracelets of bone, teeth and stone hung on pieces of string or animal sinew, or pieces of carved bone used to secure clothing together. In some cases, jewellery had shell or mother-of-pearl pieces