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The ups and downs of gemstones

  • Various gemstones are on display. JP/Boy T. Harjanto

    Various gemstones are on display. JP/Boy T. Harjanto

  • Traders play chess to pass the time while waiting for customers. JP/Boy T. Harjanto

    Traders play chess to pass the time while waiting for customers. JP/Boy T. Harjanto

  • A trader waits for buyers on a hot afternoon. JP/Boy T. Harjanto

    A trader waits for buyers on a hot afternoon. JP/Boy T. Harjanto

  • A trader and buyer bargain to reach an agreed upon price. JP/Boy T. Harjanto

    A trader and buyer bargain to reach an agreed upon price. JP/Boy T. Harjanto

  • A woman trader waits for buyers. JP/Boy T. Harjanto

    A woman trader waits for buyers. JP/Boy T. Harjanto

  • Doyok has been selling gemstones since the 1990s. JP/Boy T. Harjanto

    Doyok has been selling gemstones since the 1990s. JP/Boy T. Harjanto

  • A potential buyer chooses two gemstones. JP/Boy T. Harjanto

    A potential buyer chooses two gemstones. JP/Boy T. Harjanto

  • A row of kiosks are open until 6 p.m. JP/Boy T. Harjanto

    A row of kiosks are open until 6 p.m. JP/Boy T. Harjanto

  • The gemstones are sold between Rp 100,000 (US$7.26) and Rp 500,000 each. JP/Boy T. Harjanto

    The gemstones are sold between Rp 100,000 (US$7.26) and Rp 500,000 each. JP/Boy T. Harjanto

  • A trader’s child sleeps on the sidewalk. JP/Boy T. Harjanto

    A trader’s child sleeps on the sidewalk. JP/Boy T. Harjanto

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