Mogok, northeast of Mandalay in central Myanmar and a few hour drive along the windy roads crossing mountains and streams and tribal villages. The first thing you see when entering the Mogok is unique hills and mountains and Mogok ruby mining. There, in the middle of the famous Mogok lake it was originally a series of British mines. Mogok is a provincial city that has most of the amenities such as banks, stadiums, hospitals and central hospitals and public access center. These mines have been raised since the water to create a lake. Most people are Buddhist and the rest of Christianity and Hinduism. Buddhist Mogok strong people, very polite, honest and very hospitable. Jewelry trade villagers rely heavily on honesty person. The mines are around Mogok and main product is Ruby, which is world famous. The rest are sapphire, spine, garnet, citron, zircon, onyx, emerald and alexandrite.
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Gemstones are generally held to hand mine. Prospectors find an appropriate space for mine clearance and dig down into the rock layer where they believe that the gems are. They quarry stones and pass through a wired network using the water to wash the dirt. And then you can easily see the glass as gems among the stones. Generally buyers are also pieces of carved stones in the house. In Mogok gems market operates daily. This is called the market “HTRE PWE” where many people buy and sell stones. Locals believed that the best time to buy gemstones from 9: 00-11: 00 because that is when there is natural light is at its best to assess the real gems. Trading in this market is also very exciting very interesting. We can negotiate often 5 or 10 less than the price of dozens of the original application.
The lifestyles of cut stones are also very interesting. Most young people in Mogok is the best stone cut or blacksmiths. Despite the fact that they have to work a full day of cutting and polishing the stones only make about US 1 Dollar per Karat and also the most famous blacksmiths in Myanmar.
Patterns, designs and even yet very solid and crafts. Myanmar Mogok produce the best Sapphire. Momeik and also produces around sapphire but experts believe that the quality of the gems is not as good as Mogok. Buyers of Mandalay and Yangon come to Mogok and “HTRE PWE” shopping gems and export market to overseas countries.
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