While Surat is now India's indisputable diamond hub, Bhavnagar was where the business started. There are 700 diamond units in Bhavnagar for cutting and polishing small diamonds which are less than a carat. These units employ nearly 1.25 lakh people. In recent times, Bhavnagar has seen a 27% increase in diamond exports. The industry is key to the city's growth. Many women earn their living working at the small diamond units thriving in Bhavnagar.
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