Pailin, Cambodia

Blue sapphire from Pailin, Cambodia

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Basaltic deposit around the town of Pailin in western Cambodia that produces sapphire, ruby and zircon.  

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Luc Yen, Vietnam

Spinels from the Luc Yen area, Vietnam

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Marble deposit producing spinel, rubies, and pink sapphire in northern Vietnam. Especially the vivid blue cobalt-spinels are highly appreciated in the gem trade.  

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Mong Hsu, Burma

Rough rubies from Mong Hsu, Burma

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Important source of (treatable) rubies.

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Mogok gemstone tract, Burma

Fancy sapphire series from Mogok, Burma

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Mogok is a classical source of rubies of finest quality (pigeon blood ruby). Also famous for sapphire, spinel, peridot and other gemstones.

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Hpakan jadeite-jade mines, Burma

Jadeite jade necklace from northern Burma

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Major jadeite-jade producing region around the town of Hpakan in northern Burma.  

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Bo Phloi, Thailand

Basaltic sapphire from Bo Phloi, Thailand

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Thai deposit producing dark-coloured sapphire in the past.

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Chanthaburi, Thailand

Sapphire from Bang Kha Cha, Thailand

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Sapphire mining area around Bang Kha Cha and Chanthaburi with little activity at present.  

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Golconda diamonds

Polished diamond

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Historic source and trading place ofdiamonds in southern India.  

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Kashmir sapphire

Kashmir sapphire from classical source

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Classical source of the famous Kashmir sapphire, characterised by a subtle velvety blue colour. Mining site nowadays nearly exhausted.

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Gulf of Mannar natural pearls

natural pearls

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Historic pearl fishing centre by the Gulf of Mannar.

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