- Title: INDIA: Craftsman exhibits ceramic jewellery
- Date: 24th May 2010
- Summary: SURAT, GUJARAT, INDIA (MAY 22, 2010) (ANI) GIRL LOOKING AT JEWELLERY GIRL WEARING A NECKLACE CLOSE OF NECKLACE MORE OF NECKLACE AND EARRING GIRL LOOKING AT THE MIRROR (SOUNDBITE) (HINDI) HIMALI, CUSTOMER, SAYING: "All the ornaments are made of clay that look attractive on wearing. It looks extraordinary. It makes them look good also because it cannot be found in any stores." PEOPLE LOOKING AT THE JEWELLERY CLOSE OF JEWELLERY MORE CLOSE OF JEWELLERY MORE JEWELLERY SHOTS GIRLS LOOKING AT NECKLACES MORE NECKLACES SHOTS (SOUNDBITE) (GUJARATI) PRAVEEN PRAJAPATI, A JEWELLERY CRAFTSMAN, SAYING: "Taiwan is known for making the best jewellery using ceramic. My aim is to compete with Taiwan and to bring India at the top in ceramic jewellery." PAINTING OF INDIAN WOMAN FLOWER VASES GVS OF WOMEN LOOKING AT ITEMS MORE SHOTS OF JEWELLERY
- Embargoed: 8th June 2010 04:19
- Location: India
- Country: India
- Topics: Crime / Law Enforcement
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- Story Text: A craftsman from Bhavnagar's Botad taluka in Surat of India's western Gujarat state has created a new kind of jewellery using ceramic.
Praveen Prajapati, a jewellery craftsman, does not use the expensive pearls, gems or diamonds to design, but all the articles are made using white earthenware clay. He is the sole distributor of ceramic jewellery to one of the leading fashion malls in the country.
"Taiwan is known for making the best jewellery using ceramic. My aim is to compete with Taiwan and to bring India at the top in ceramic jewellery," said Prajapati.
At a time when the price of gold is soaring high, middle-class family can now opt for cheaper but attractive jewellery made of ceramic. Prajapati has given jewellery lovers varied and affordable designs. He added that the ornaments might not shine like gold but it is very popular among the youth.
"All the ornaments are made of clay that look attractive on wearing. It looks extraordinary. It makes them look good also because it cannot be found in any stores," said Himali, a customer.
The price of the jewellery ranges from Rs. 10 to Rs. 200 (0.21 U.S dollars to 4.2 U.S dollars). Bracelet, necklace, earrings and other such ornaments are displayed in the exhibition.
WEE-2010, a four-day exhibition, which concluded on Saturday (May 22) was organised by the ladies wing of Southern Gujarat Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SGCCI). It saw many customers opting for such ornaments.
Prajapati has been making jewelleries, using earthenware clay, for many years now. He has incorporated the traditional designs of his native place in the ornaments
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