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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.


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

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