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Traditional Jewellery :
Gold jewellery, plain or
studded with diamonds, other gems or pearls, is usually patronized by urban
women, while silver jewellery is popular in the villages.
The styles in jewellery in vogue are Kundan, Navratna (set with nine gems),
Jarao and Minakari. The gem setting centres are Karachi and Lahore but Hyderabad
too specializes in making fine gold jewellery, particularly ornate filigree
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Sind and Bahawalpur have preserved the old technique of Minakari. Swat, Kangan
and Chitral are known for their folk jewellery.
Replenishment for Jewellery :
Pakistan has a Jewellery
Replenishment Scheme under which exporters can import gold or machinery equal
to the value of their exports.
Modernization & Development:
Since most of the
gem artisans of Pakistan originally migrated from the famous Indian colored
gemstones centre - Jaipur, they follow the same traditions and techniques:
However, lately the country has been arranging formal schooling of its artisans
with overseas help, since traditional training under skilled Ustads has not
been very successful. Wholesale Labradorite Jewellery
The Pakistan Government has been gradually removing duties and taxes to develop
Pakistan's diamond and gemstone cutting and jewellery manufacturing industries,
which have been clamouring for official support and liberalization.Wholesale moonstone Jewellery
Anti-terrorist war in Afghanistan disturbed this supply during 2002, but is
slowly returning to normalcy.
For duty-free imports, the importer must register as an exporter of gemstones
or jewellery with the Export Promotion Bureau; arrange foreign currency without
using government foreign currellcy funds, sign a declaration and furnish a
bond stating that all gemstones will be re-exported; and provide evidence
that the gemstones were re-exported within six months of import.