gifted Pakistan with high-grade colorful gemstones. The most popular gemstones
found are Emerald, Ruby, Sapphire, Aquamarine, Topaz (Pink, golden and
colorless) Morganite, Garnet, Peridot, Diopside, Spinel, Quartz, Tourmaline, Fluorite,
Lapis Lazuli, and Kunzite.
Realized the potential of the gem industry and the importance of an educational Institute that could act as a nucleus for the development of the profession and trade. The Board of administration of the Export Development Fund approved the funds and work on the establishment of the Gems and Gemological Institute of Pakistan (GGIP) started. The Institute became functional in October 2001.
To provide technical education in Gemology and practical training in Gem cutting & polishing (Faceting & Carving).
To bring value addition to the gem sector and impart training in compliance with international best practices of the industry.
Survey has been conducted by GGIP to collect data about the passing out Gemology and Gems Cutting Students and after compilation, it was concluded that 80 % of the GGIP students have been absorbed in the market; they have either established their own lapidary or working with some lapidary at NamakMandi, Peshawar & other parts of the country. Rests of 20 % are professionals, students, doctors, engineers, etc who completed the course as vocational training.