Glorious Treasures of Pakistan
“These gems have light in them: their colors speak, say what words fall of.”
(English novelist George Eliot)
Fabulous Gems and Magnificent Jewellery
The terrain of Pakistan spreads from the world top of Karakorum, down south to the Arabian Sea. The Country is blessed with enormous natural resources of precious and semi-precious colored gemstones, including ruby, emerald, tourmaline, garnet, topaz, peridot, aquamarine, spinel, pargasite, diopside, moonstone, serpentine, epidote, pink beryl (morganite), sphene, agate, lapis lazuli, turquoise, and almost all known varieties of quartz. Pakistan is a cultural crucible where Greek, Aryan, Buddhist, Hindu, Persian, Islamic arts and cultures merge as it is evident from the curious pre-historic and fabulous present-day jewellery designs. Historically speaking, Pakistan’s Gem and Jewellery industry dates back to ancient Indus Valley and Gandhara civilizations which are known to be the cradles of art and culture. Artifacts of those eras can be witnessed in the museums in Pakistan as well as abroad. The existing Pakistani jewellery is a mix of traditional and modern-day designs.