• Short Summary

    THE NEWLY-FORMED CEYLON JEWELLERS AND TOURIST TRADERS ASSOCIATION HELD A GLITTERING EXHIBITION OF RARE AND PRICELESS GEMS IN COLOMBO ON MONDAY, AIMED AT BOOSTING CEYLON'S INTERNATIONAL TOURIST YEAR.

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    THE NEWLY-FORMED CEYLON JEWELLERS AND TOURIST TRADERS ASSOCIATION HELD A GLITTERING EXHIBITION OF RARE AND PRICELESS GEMS IN COLOMBO ON MONDAY, AIMED AT BOOSTING CEYLON'S INTERNATIONAL TOURIST YEAR. THE FAMOUS KANDYAN DANCERS AND DRUMMERS WELCOMED THE CEYLONESE GOVERNOR-GENERAL, MR WILLIAM GOPALLAWA, WHO OPENED THE EXHIBITION IN THE TRADITIONAL WAY BY LIGHTING AN OIL LAMP.

    IT'S HOPED THAT THE EXHIBITION WILL HELP PAVE THE WAY TO RENEWED PROSPERITY IN CEYLON, WHICH IS NOW IN THE GRIP OF AN ECONOMIC CRISIS. THE JEWELS OF CEYLON HAVE BEEN FAMOUS FOR CENTURIES FOR THEIR COLOUR AND BRILLIANCE. THEIR IMPORTANCE AS CURRENCY EARNERS IS NOW GREATER THAN EVER, WITH FALLING PRICES IN CEYLON'S THREE CHIEF EXPORTS -- TEA, RUBBER AND COCONUTS.

    CEYLON IS ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT GEM-BEARING AREAS IN THE WORLD AND THE STONES ARE OF SUCH QUALITY THAT MANY NEIGHBOURING COUNTRIES HAVE CLAIMED CEYLON ORIGIN FOR THEIR OWN GEMS. FOR HUNDREDS OF YEARS, TRADERS HAVE COME TO CEYLON FOR HER STAR SAPPHIRES, BLUE SAPPHIRES, STAR RUBIES, RUBIES, CAT'S EYES, MOONSTONES, ZIRCONS, TOURMALINES, TOPAZES AND GARNETS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA66WMITNCFBBEBJ9NEZHHCM4LT
    Media URN:
    VLVA66WMITNCFBBEBJ9NEZHHCM4LT
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/02/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:52:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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