INDIAN JEWELRY - DIAMONDS AND PRECIOUS STONES (83 images)

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More than 70% of the world diamonds are cut and polished in Surat, in the eastern state of of Gujarat, India. It is a $17 billion industry and cuts and polishes around $11 billion worth of diamonds every year. Eight out of ten diamonds in the world are processed in India. About 90% of these diamonds are exported to Europe and North America while the rest are purchased by Indian jewellery retailers.

More than 700,000 people earn their livelihood from the diamond industry of Surat...
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