Sunday, November 9, 2008

Gemstones Seller



This man and his gemstones are from the Indonesian province of East Kalimantan, one of Indonesia's richest provinces and main producers of gemstrones.

Bandung is not much of a gemstone producer. However, gemstones from other Indonesian provinces are quite easy to find in this city. Aside from jewellery shops, gemstones are aslo offered at small counters that can be found at almost all of Bandung's supermarkets and malls, and even at street markets, such as Alun-Alun Bandung (Bandung City Square) and Pasar Kaget Minggu Lapangan Gasibu (Gasibu Square Sunday makeshift market), where I took this photo, etc.

Indonesia, by the way, produces quite a variety of gemstones such as onyx, ruby, opal, hematite, amethyst, zircon, and even more precious stones such as jade, diamond, and emerald.

11 comments:

uncleawang said...

I meet a few gemstone seller during my recent trip to our Sarikin border market that is about 45 mins drive from Kuching City.They have a lots of legendry story about the stone.
I will post about this market soon.
Anyway Thanks for sharing and have a nice day.

Layrayski said...

I like this photo! very nice people composition. the gems looked like its pretty popular.

Laurie said...

This is a beautiful street shot, Eki. I'm glad this one is in color so we can enjoy the shades of those pretty stones. Gemstones are a weakness of mine, I must admit!

Hilda said...

Ohhh… Dangerous place for me! How are the prices?

Love the perspective! I feel like I'm actually going to shop.

Share my point of view... said...

Thanks for the info! I never knew Indonesia produces a wide range of gemstones. Another great information that I learnt today. ;)

JM said...

Very good information to go with a great street scene photo!

Mo said...

Everyone looks as thought they know so much about the gems. But how do you tell if these are genuine stones or not.

the donG said...

it means that bandung is the trading center.

Photo Cache said...

I love going to outdoor markets/fairs/festival and just gawk at the beautiful hand made jewelry.

Dina said...

Precious!

Rambling Woods said...

Eki..I am catching up and so thrilled to see that people are coming and commenting on your great work. It's fun to read all the comments too...