• Short Summary

    ZAMBIA IS FINDING AN EXPANDING EXPORT MARKET FOR AN UNUSUAL RANGE OF PRODUCTS -- JEWELLERY MADE OF SEMI-PRECIOUS STONES FOUND AND POLISHED BY LOCAL CRAFTSMEN.

  • Description

    ZAMBIA IS FINDING AN EXPANDING EXPORT MARKET FOR AN UNUSUAL RANGE OF PRODUCTS -- JEWELLERY MADE OF SEMI-PRECIOUS STONES FOUND AND POLISHED BY LOCAL CRAFTSMEN.

    THE LAPIDARY INDUSTRY IN ZAMBIA HAS ONLY BEEN ESTABLISHED IN RECENT YEARS, BUT ALREADY ITS CRAFTSMEN HAVE GAINED AN INTERNATIONAL REPUTATION.

    AMONG THE SEMI-PRECIOUS STONES USED BY ZAMBIAN LAPIDARISTS ARE AMETHYST, AQUAMARINE AND MALAKITE -- A GREEN QUARTZ STONE FOUND NEAR COPPER DEPOSITS.

    LOCALLY MINED AMETHYST IS THE MOST DEMANDED STONE. IT IS MINED, CUT AND POLISHED BY LOCAL EXPERTS. THE PROCESS IS INTRICATE -- THE CUT STONE MUST BE POLISHED TO BRING OUT THE BEST CHARACTERISTICS OF THE QUARTZ.

    ZAMBIAN AMETHYST IS IN GREAT DEMAND THROUGHOUT THE WORLD BECAUSE OF ITS RICH COLOURING AND SYMMETRICAL FORMATION.

    THE LOCALLY PRODUCED JEWELLERY IS EXPERTLY MOUNTED IN SILVER OR GOLD, AND RANGES FROM NECKLACES AND ARM BANDS TO DELICATELY CONSTRUCTED DRESS RINGS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVABF94261V6ZM4K4A3HZUBGJ3AY
    Media URN:
    VLVABF94261V6ZM4K4A3HZUBGJ3AY
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/03/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:39:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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