In Damascus silver jewelry craft has flourished

Since ancient times, Damascus has been  famous for making jewelry silver. Syrian craftsmen have excelled at producing varied beautiful forms of silver that attract the attention of tourists and visitors of the old city of Damascus.

Silver production widely spread after the price of gold hiked. Shops selling silver have been decorated with precious stones such as rubies and agate, which are available in various places, including the handcraft markets in the old city.

Joseph Farah learnt silver craft from his grandfathers and said to SANA: “We are keen to produce the most beautiful silver pieces using all the basic components such, fire as melted glass beside precious stones like red agate, turquoise, topaz, amber and pearl.”

Farah referred that most people demand silver chains, rings and beads.