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Asian Jewellery

Hindu and Muslim creations in gold inject bright new styles into Birmingham's jewellery making industry.

News 1978 6 mins

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Peter Plant looks at two contrasting jewellery workshops in the Midlands. At Sparkhill in Birmingham a family business is working with 22 carat gold to hand make intricate Hindu creations after generations of producing jewellery in India. A few miles away in Smethwick Mrs Rama is the only female Asian goldsmith in the country and produces a very different but also intricate and beautiful product in gold and jewels for the Muslim community.