Myanmar (Burma) has been an important gemstone source for hundreds of years. The best known gems from Burma are high quality rubies and sapphires from Mogok in the Mandalay region. In fact, this area has been called "The Valley of Rubies" due to its glittering treasures of exceptional purity and hue, such as the famed "pigeon's blood" deep bluish-red rubies.
In addition to rubies, Burma has fine spinel. Some of these have a rich red hue and high level of fluorescence that has caused them to be mistaken for top grade rubies in the past. One such gemstone is known as the "Black Prince's Ruby". It is a 170-carat red spinel that has been set into the British state crown. Another example is the 325.5-carat Timur Ruby, which is another item in the British Crown Jewel collection.
Other gems from Burma include apatite, scapolite, moonstone, zircon, garnet, iolite, amethyst, maw-sit-sit, lapis lazuli and peridot gemstones, as well as jadeite. The most valuable form of jadeite known as 'imperial jadeite' also comes from Burma.
From this page, you can filter the results further by using the left-hand menu. By using the top menu, you can search by variety, carat weight, size, price and other factors, to enable you to find the exact Burmese gemstone that you are looking for. All items are in stock and ready to be shipped.
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Many beautiful gems on the site. Love that you are actually shipped the gem that is shown in the photos. Also cool that they give a write up of each gem detailing hardness, characteristics, and best uses for mounting. Great site! Looking forward to seeing these gems in person.