Sunday, November 9, 2008
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.