Pakistan-A land of Sparkling GemStones

About 30% of the world gem’s deposits are in Pakistan.

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Pakistan is endowed with abundant natural resources. The natural resources of Pakistan contribute significantly to the country’s overall economy. It’s for commercial consumption or manufacturing. However, to enhance the country’s economy and boost growth, appropriate use of natural resources is essential. Along with other minerals, Pakistan is a land of sparkling gemstones.

Gemstones have been used mostly for aesthetic purposes for millennia. However, societies all around the world have long thought that stones had healing abilities, both ancient and contemporary.

The three world-famous mountains known as the Hindukush, Himalaya, and Karakorum surround the northern and northwest areas of Pakistan. Almost all of the minerals that Pakistan now exports to the international market have been discovered in these mountains, including aquamarine, topaz, peridot, ruby, emerald, amethyst, morganite, zoisite, spinel, sphene, and tourmaline.

Pakistan is the land of Sparkling Gemstones. Pakistan is home to a wide range of minerals, including peridot, aquamarine, topaz (different colours: violet and pink, golden and champagne), ruby, emerald, rare-earth minerals bastnaesite and xenotime, sphene, tourmaline, and several kinds and types of quartz.

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Gemstones have been used mostly for aesthetic purposes for millennia. However, societies all around the world have long thought that stones had healing abilities, both ancient and contemporary.

Of course, in the industrial minerals sector, the government-owned mining company is effective and has been of considerable assistance to local investors. Pakistan has long sought international investment in precious and semi-precious stone mining via its single authority, the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Resources. However, the ministry’s rhetoric is so insufficient and inefficient that no influential mining endeavour has taken place by any foreign institutions or people. One important cause is the inaccuracy of survey/analysis results produced by any government-sponsored agency in Pakistan.

Pakistan must take this issue seriously. Any reputable/foreign-based institutions may conduct similar surveys to attract international investment in this industry. Locals who have attempted such an adventure, on the other hand, only have failure tales to relate.

It is important to stress here that the non-professional residents of mining areas are actually the ones who mine these jewels of the earth in their hazardous, traditional way of mining. They usually form groups that initiate diggings and blastings, distributing the costs that may incur during the mining period. This process is something that the Government of Pakistan has failed to control or investigate. The resulting product is compromised in terms of quality and quantity. Mining ventures in precious and semi-precious stones are uncontrollable in Pakistan because they are undertaken by its people without any permission, support, or guidance from the government.

Some of the gemstones that are mined in Pakistan are:


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Lapis Lazuli*

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*Al Noor Gems is a specialist in Gold, Silver (Turkish and Thai Silver) and deals in some of the rarest and AAA Quality gems in Pakistan. Furthermore, they provide a large selection of classic to modern rings in all precious metals such as silver, gold, and palladium.
Their items are ideal as presents. They also sell Turkish rings for men, silver tasbih, Thai silver jewellery, pearl jewellery, beads, bracelets, necklaces, rings, earrings, and cufflinks.


Pakistan, based on its potential in mineral wealth, can become a great hub of the gemstone industry, on a scale comparable to that of Brazil, provided it takes a few essential, locally effective steps that can enhance the exploration of resources and growth of the business. The most useful step: full and supportive involvement of the government with its own people as well as the foreigners involved in this industry. The establishment by Pakistan of the Gems and Gemmological Institute, in Peshawar in 2001, is an investment that ultimately will bear fruit.





Written by Shaheer Ahmed


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