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  1. Burmesedaze
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    by Burmesedaze » Nov 23, 2018
    Roughly 8x6mm.
     
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    by mellowyellowgirl » Nov 23, 2018
    Dang that's huge!
     
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    by Burmesedaze » Nov 23, 2018
    I think that's tiny hence the massive halos!
     
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    by Burmesedaze » Nov 24, 2018
    Playing around with the rings at home.

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    by Burmesedaze » Nov 24, 2018
    Moonstone dangles didn't turn out quite like the ring. Sigh. They are soft so I won't ask for a remake. They are also a good size to wear as a pendant.

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    Omg I love them, even though they didn't turn out exactly as you wanted. They look great!
     
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    by Bluegemz » Nov 24, 2018
    Turned out beautifully! Congratulations!:razz:
     
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    It's a look I can live with as they didn't deviate too much though are now much bigger :) thanks!

     
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    This pear cuprian will go into this stock pendant setting for the next batch. I like the elegant flow of the pendant. The basket for the pear is also modifiable for slightly larger/smaller so doesn't have to be a perfect match.

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    by Burmesedaze » Nov 24, 2018
    Other stuff my jewellers had set/made/customised for other clients.

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    by Burmesedaze » Nov 24, 2018
    I love love love this bamboo pendant design and will be on a hunt to find nicer green jade to customise one too.

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    by Burmesedaze » Nov 25, 2018
    Collected my 1.3ct hot pink spinel today. Photos taken under a white LED lamp and also at the shop.

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    by Burmesedaze » Nov 28, 2018
    I was shown these small spinels today. 0.95ct, 1.07ct and 1.135ct. They are orangey red, maybe "flame" spinels? Pretty steep around US320 each even in the local market.
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    by Stone Hunter » Nov 28, 2018
    LOVE the color shown in this set of photos! Congrats!! :mrgreen2:
     
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    by Burmesedaze » Nov 30, 2018
    Could not resist and just bought this 2ct chrysoberyl from Caratzone. I've been after one with a green tinge for sometime.

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    by Keeliamira » Nov 30, 2018
    Everything is beautiful as always, but Oh my goodness I’m drooling over your moonstones and your cuprian!!! :love::love::love: Have you seen any gem quality pear moonstones there? I have been on the hunt for some since settling on my moon stone pendant so I can make earrings to go with it. I can’t seem to find anything through our normal recommended vendors’ websites.
     
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    On the way to Mogok, start of the uphill route.

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    Even with a permit, "tradition" must be adhered.

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    Did you say Mogok? :eek2:
     
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    Start of the 999 bends uphill to Mogok. Passing by Lissu and Shan villages along the way. The scenery is amazing but we don't have time to stop and take photos. No street lights so making our way up asap before sun sets at 5 ish.

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    20181201_155540.jpg 20181201_155613.jpg 20181201_155532.jpg 20181201_155535.jpg 20181201_155521.jpg Stopping midway up for some food. This is only about US$2 for everything.

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    Kin Chaung mine, alluvial deposits of good rubies and sapphires. All exported.
     
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    Almost there...and reaching at dusk.
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    Almost there...and reaching at dusk.


     
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    Few more photos that didn't load in the last post.

    My host's lovely teak chalet built atop a ruby mine. Hence the marble extrusions.

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    Dinner and the awesome view from their balcony.

    Kingbridge hotel. Foreigners are only allowed to stay in hotels and motels here. No homestay.

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    Morning view from the hotel in glorious 16 degree Celsius weather.

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