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The Perfect Gem in Myanmar

By Linda Tancs

Ninety percent of the world’s sapphires and rubies are sourced from Myanmar (Burma), Mogok being one of the country’s most prolific gem areas.   A good bauble will cost you plenty, but you can admire the nation’s precious natural resource at the Myanmar Gems Museum in Yangon.  On display are rubies, sapphires, jade (prevalent in Mandalay) and pearls.

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