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Wall hanging with Gem Shavings- Hemamali/Dhantha Kumaru
Gem and Mineral chip studded hand made pictures without any synthetic paints or dyes
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Crest Gem and Jewelry - Buttala
Crest Minerals, an initiative by Indika Waragoda, highlights the term ‘beauty in the smallest of things’ as it focuses on creating art pieces from gem shavings. These gem shavings are rejects which are generally disposed of after the gem is crafted for jewelry and such. He then takes these shavings and adds colour and glimmer to various designs like portraits, landscapes and memorabilia.
Indika has trained and employed around 15 or so female employees from his area, both with the intention of having employees but also in the hopes of helping them as best he can. He uses their ideas and skills and incorporates them into the upcoming designs, which are created by his wife, who is the backbone of the business. Covid-19 and the current economic crises has meant that he has largely been forced to reduce his staff.
He intends to remain a supportive and encouraging businessman to his employees, while expanding his business into foreign waters as an international export level enterprise.
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