Jewelry with Burmese Gemstones

Even a glancing look at this regal Burmese gemstones inspires thoughts of grandeur and awe. The ruby was called Ratna Raj in Sanskrit which means the king of all gems. It has been worshipped for its incredible beauty, and sheer strength throughout the ages. Most people are of the opinion that the diamond has always been the most sought after gemstone ever; this is wrong, diamonds.
Even a glancing look at this regal gemstone inspires thoughts of grandeur and awe. The ruby was called Ratna Raj in Sanskrit which means the king of all gems. It has been worshipped for its incredible beauty, and sheer strength throughout the ages. Most people are of the opinion that the diamond has always been the most sought after gemstone ever; this is wrong, diamonds gained popularity only from the 1950s onwards, before them gem such as rubies, emeralds and sapphires had captivated the thought of man.They get the name from the Latin word Ruber, meaning red.

They occur mostly in hues of the color red and ranges from bright to reddish brown and dark. The most sought after is known as “Pigeon’s Blood” and is primarily found as a Burmese gemstone. The

country is famous for its gems although they are also mined in Vietnam, Thailand, Kenya and Madagascar.Apart from its color, certain varieties have also gained prominence because of crystalline oddities within themselves. For instance, the cat’s eye exhibits a peculiar oblong line running on its surface after being polished which distinctly resembles a line’s eye. The stone has crystalline fractures within it which gives birth to a natural star like formation on the top of it. These kind are a lot harder to find then regular ones and only very few exhibit a good balance between color, hue and prominence of the eye or star effect; these are the most expensive which can be found.

Some basics about Burmese gemstones.

will no doubt prepare you to make a smooth and affordable purchase exacting to your requirements. Here are most of the things you will need to know before buying them or jewelry for yourself.

Know that all have inclusions, this is the technical term for any unwanted properties that the stone might have. Know that if one has next to no inclusions then it will be very expensive. However these are very rare and are more often found in auctions where they sell for hundreds of thousands rather than your ordinary jewelry shop.

Burmese rubies at Bogyoke Market Yangon
Burmese rubies at Bogyoke Market Yangon
country is famous for its gems although they are also mined in Vietnam, Thailand, Kenya and Madagascar.Apart from its color, certain varieties have also gained prominence because of crystalline oddities within themselves. For instance, the cat’s eye exhibits a peculiar oblong line running on its surface after being polished which distinctly resembles a line’s eye. The stone has crystalline fractures within it which gives birth to a natural star like formation on the top of it. These kind are a lot harder to find then regular ones and only very few exhibit a good balance between color, hue and prominence of the eye or star effect; these are the most expensive which can be found.

Most these days are heat treated to enhance its appearance and color. Besides the natural properties, the stone’s cut and shape also plays a vital role in its price. A well crafted one will hide its natural inclusions while giving it a beautiful fire which will be radiate out of it, more info is here at ruby jewelry.

Here is a typical Myanmar gem and jewelry producer

Founded in 1995 by U Tin Htut and Daw Minn Minn whose grand parents operated the premier Loke Khet sapphire mine at Mogok for over 30 years until 1963. The company is presently run by the 3rd generation of the family and also has business branches in manufacturing and retailing of fine jewelry. This is Manawmaya, they have the finest Burmese gemstones available including rare “pigeon blood” rubies and royal blue sapphire. Another product are calibrated spinels and multi colored sapphires and peridot plus other gemstones of various sizes. This quality gems have a excellent value, this is the right source to buy a gemstone or jewelry.

Royal Blue Sapphire
Royal Blue Sapphire
Sapphire cut and facetted, various colors, size 2mm and up, calibrated. Pink Sapphire
Pink Sapphire
Spinel
Red gemstones
Spinels cut and facetted colors pink to red, size 1 carat and up Gemstones
Multicolored gemstones

Spinel

usually ranges in color from dark green to brown or black, but transparent red, blue, and green are used as gemstones; Myanmar and Sri Lanka are the main producing countries. Much gem-quality is now produced synthetically. More on ruby and other gemstone is here

Peridot / Olivine

is yellow-green to olive-green. Transparent olivine are used as precious stones. gemstones; Sources are St. John’s Island in the Red Sea, Myanmar or Burma and Arizona. This gem, also known as chrysolite has a high melting point.

Myanmar jade

is another famous gems it is used for various purposes bat mainly for jewelry such as earrings, pendants, necklaces, bangles and more.