21st PGMS 2021


Deposits in Pakistan occur in the rugged and almost inaccessible territories of the hilly regions in the North making mining of this stone is extraordinary difficult. The most extensive ruby deposits in Pakistan are located in the Hunza valley of the Gilgit Agency. The Hunza Ruby is of a transparent deep red variety. The Gem has a gradation of colors ranging from light to deep red. It is seldom without inclusions; almost all rubies contain tiny crystals for foreign matter. Some have a glittering silver web of very fine futile needless which cabochon cut display a six pointed star. The stone being brittle is generally step-cut, whilst the 'star-rubies' are cut end cabochon. After Burma, Hunza is the only other region in the world that has produced "Blood Red ruby.


Some of the finest Emeralds in the World are being mined in the Picturesque valley of Swat. According to Dr. Edward Gubelin, the Celebrated Gemologist, these Emeralds "have become well known for their brilliant, medium to deep green color as well as for their unique transparency, comparable to the fines specimens from Muzo, Colombia. Emerald is the most beautiful of the colored stones & hard and geologically rare. They represent a major member of the classic group of Gemstones with Diamond, Ruby & Blue Sapphire. Emerald from Pakistan is fortunately able to combine freedom from the most unsightly inclusion with reasonable range of size & quite magnificent color


It occurs in the Shigar valley of Baltistan, Chitral, Kaghan and in the Neelam Valley of Azad Kashmir. The Gem is transparent and ranges from sky-blue to sea-green in color. Like the emerald, the Aquamarine belongs to the beryl group and has hexagonal crystalline structure, but is always step cut.

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Mr. Mushtaq Ahmad, Chairman

I am thankful to the Almighty ALLAH for giving me the opportunity to serve my esteemed Association in the capacity of its Chairman. Establishing a new organization is never an easy job and many obstacles have to be covered and the same was done by the great founder members of this Association and they deserve appreciation.
I have some vision, ideas and enthusiasm to make this plate-form most useful for our members as well as the Country. At this prominent occasion I desire and seek the favour, support and guidance of Hajji Mamoor Khan United Group Leader, Hajji Dost Muhammad Founder APCEA, Members of the Executive Committee and all members of APCEA.
Here I remember my predecessors with honor who did their best to develop this Association and I pray to the LORD, “guide us on the right path and give us the strength and sensation to fulfill the rights of HIS and the humanity. ALLAH Almighty may give me the courage and strength to serve all valued members of APCEA in an exemplary manner.

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