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Trip to Mogok

Sunday, December 4, 2016 3:00:11 PM Asia/Bangkok

Mogok has always been an important source for gems, probably the finest in the world. However, the people of Mogok, miners, dealers are fascinating just as much. Enjoy the following snaps of Mogok everyday life. These are the people who discover the most marvelous nature’s creations. No doubt that the beauty they find daily is reflecting on their own. 

 

 

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Spinels in Medicine Harbor

Saturday, September 10, 2016 8:37:52 AM Asia/Bangkok

Sometimes it’s good to remember the old days. Back in 2001, even though it was the dawn of the new, modern century, Burma was still relatively isolated. There were few tourists, mining was mostly done by traditional methods, and transportation was crude. Here’s an account of our first trip to Namya…

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Five Majestic Spinels Jewels - From Mongol to Modern

Wednesday, June 29, 2016 9:22:51 AM Asia/Bangkok

 

Exploring Badakhshan the ancient part of the Timurid Empire, Marco Polo mentioned “fine and valuable Balas Rubies” he could not stop admiring.  Most probably named after the Barlas tribe who were remnants of the original Mongol army of Genghis Khan. These colossal rubies were actually spinels, stones that had already been capturing the hearts, imaginations - and treasuries - of kings and queens for thousands of years...

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