Burma, for many centuries, is considered as the most prominent hub of gem industry in the world. In Mogok, which is globally the home to finest emerald green gems and rubies, about 20,000 people earn their living from mining and carving gemstones. If numbers are to be believed, nearly 85% of sapphires and rubies are mined in Burma, followed by Kashmir in India.
With the presence of hidden gems in the land of wealth, let’s take a trip down the Burmese land and discover gem deposits mined in the region.
Sapphire Gemstones: Today, the industry gets the best sapphires from 3 major locations, viz., Burma, Madagascar, and Sri Lanka. Amongst these primary locations, Burmese sapphires are widely considered as the unique and rarest. The untreated blue sapphire gems from Burmese land are known to display a vivid and remarkable hue of royal blue with fine rutile silk inclusions. Explore our online gallery to check out an exclusive collection of natural, transparent, and non-heated Sapphire Precious Gemstone available in micro cut, Rondelle shape.
Tourmaline: It is composed of the crystalline boron-silicate mineral that is compounded with exclusive elements like iron, aluminum, magnesium, lithium, sodium, and/or potassium. The gemstone, commonly found in Burma, are classified as - semi-precious stones. They are found in a wide range of colors, such as yellow-green brown, light to dark pink-green, deep black color, hot-pink color, and green color. As the gemstone is found in multi colors, tourmaline fondly is named from the Singhalese phrase, ‘tura mali’ meaning ‘stone integrated with pulsating colors’. Often regarded as a gem for teachers and poets, discover our AAA grade tourmaline gems in Tear Drop, Faceted Rondelle, Flat Pear Briolette, Heart Briolette, and Oval Faceted shapes.
Ruby Gemstones: Ruby is the most famous and valuable gemstone and belongs to the range of Corundum. Its color varies from bright violet red to lightning/fiery vermilion. Burmese rubies are the finest gems with a magical appeal attached to them. The enigmatic color of Burmese rubies predominately comes from, (i) a blend of red fluorescent and bluish-red color intensity found in the rubies mined from Burma, and (ii) a tinge of tiny silk inclusions seen in these rubies scattering light onto facets. Besides, Burmese rubies, as viewed by gemstone lovers, are much newer than ones originated from East Africa. Get your collection of Burmese Ruby from Ratna Sagar Jewels, view our gallery now!
Burma Red Spinel Gemstone: Burmese Red Spinel is one of the special gemstones for varied reasons. For eras, it was erroneously considered as ruby and earned incredible fame. As of today, a red spinel of fine quality is deliberated as the rarest gemstone and has an unbeatable spark in hues of stunning pastel shades, including purple, blue, pink, and orange. Mined in Burma (Myanmar), it is used by artisans for creating finest jewelry collection. Buy a spectacular collection of Red Spinel at wholesale prices from Ratna Sagar Jewels!
Apatite Gemstone: Originated from the mines of Burma, these gems possess transparent property with vitreous luster. They are commonly available in deep Swiss-blue color with micro-cut Heart Shape. Blue Brazilian Apatite gemstones found in neon blue-green color are known to command the highest prices in the market. See our wide collection of natural blue apatite gemstones, perfect to team-up with rings, bracelets, and other ornaments.
Scapolite Gemstones: Lustrous Scapolite Gemstone from the soil of Burma is known to possess the property of gemmy transparent. These gems belong to a group of rock-forming silicate minerals, which are composed of sodium silicate, aluminum, and calcium. Scapolite derives its name from the Greek word, Skopos, implying a stem or stick owing to its resemblance to a long columnar formation of crystals. The gemstone is found in striking colors of honey yellow, violet, pink, orange, gray and brown colors. Browse through our gallery to find these rare and desirable gemstones.
Jade Gemstones: Jade is a popular ornamental mineral, which is widely known for its exquisite green varieties featuring prominently in the work of ancient Asian art. The gem immaculately bears its cultural roots from the smoke-dimmed huts and caves of medieval era sheltered in the pre-historic humans. As witnessed by the Stone Age workers, Jade gemstone was carved in the shapes of toughest war weapons ritual objects, tools, and ornaments. It was also believed that these carvings invoked the mystical powers from the earth and heaven and bonded forces of death and life together. Modern gemologists are known to use these gems to a number of jewelry and ornamental materials to create an ingenious and intriguing effect on them. To explore a perfect collection of classic Jade gemstones from Burma in eye-catching shapes and color, visit our online gallery.
Zircon from Burma: Zircon is a prized natural Gemstone, which is known to possess transparent property with adamantine luster and sheen. The brilliant range of colors and luster of Zircon exemplifies fire when integrated with its good hardness makes it the most sought-after gemstone amongst the gem lovers. Zircon traditionally is connoted as the birthstone for December born babies. Ratna Sagar jewels have an elaborate range of Burma Zircons, now available in micro cut, Flat Pear shape. Check our gallery today!
Cordierite: An Iolite or Cordierite is an aluminum-iron-magnesium cyclosilicate. The gemstone was first discovered in the year 1813. It is named after a renowned French geologist –Louis Cordier. Cordierite gemstones are found in the mines of Burma and are valued for their remarkable trichroism, i.e. deep bluish purple color when viewed from the length of the prism and yellowish-brown color when seen through its sides. Find an attractive and versatile collection of Cordierite, cut into striking colors of deep blue and violet faceted gems at Ratna Sagar Jewels.
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