Pak goldsmith makes 71.68-kg silver ring, enters Guinness Book
Last Updated: Friday, December 24, 2010, 19:32
  
Islamabad: A goldsmith from the eastern Pakistani city of Lahore has entered the Guinness Book of World Records for crafting a 71.68-kg silver ring.

Mohammad Amin Saleem of Lahore's old quarters completed the ring with an inner diameter of 85 cm in August. It is made of 97.83 percent pure silver.

The Guinness Book of World Records has issued a certificate to Saleem, Dawn newspaper reported today.

Saleem said it took him and his 10 workers 70 days to make the ring.

"I had earlier prepared a 74.6-kg ring having the flags of 210 countries but it was not included in the Guinness Book," he said.

"Then I decided to make another ring and got exact specifications from the Guinness to ensure a place for my creation in the book," Saleem said.

He asked authorities to give him an opportunity to display the ring at exhibitions across the world to project a soft image of Pakistan.

PTI


First Published: Friday, December 24, 2010, 19:32


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