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PGJDC organises Gemstone Identification Training.

KARACHI, June 02, 2009 (Balochistan Times) -- Pakistan Gems and Jewellery Development Company (PGJDC) organised a training course on Gemstone Identification. An announcement to this effect was made in a statement issued here on Tuesday. It said that the course was conducted at its Gem Exchange at Namak Mandi, Peshawar. Ilyas Ali Shah, a PGJDC gemmologist, is conducting this training course. As many as 12 participants from gems and Jewellery industry are participating in this Gemstone Identification course. The statement pointed out that the prime objective of this course is to enhance the understanding of Gemmology and the techniques and skills used in identifying synthetic, treated and real gemstones. This course, it added, is aimed to enable the participants to get basic knowledge of Gems Identification, enabling them to apply this knowledge and skills in their professional endeavours. The availability of Gemstone Identification Laboratory at Gem Exchange Peshawar will be helpful for the participants as they will be able to look at the Gemstone Identification Instruments firsthand. The statement informed that the PGJDC recently conducted a similar training course on Gemstone Identification at Gem Exchange Peshawar in April. These two training courses on Gemstone Identification at Gem Exchange Peshawar in quick succession reflect the interest of participants in acquiring gemstone knowledge and PGJDCs commitment to impart high-class training for the sector. PGJDC official said that organising such training programmes is integral to the development of Gems and Jewellery sector as it enhances the skills of the Gems and Jewellery craftsmen and keeps their knowledge up-to-date with latest technology, techniques and trends. Following its trait of industry facilitation at the fullest, PGJDC has organised this course free of charge for the participants.

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Publication:Balochistan Times (Baluchistan Province, Pakistan)
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Date:Jun 2, 2009
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