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  1. prs
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    by prs » Dec 4, 2018
    Thanks for all the wonderful photos Burmesedaze.

    It just amazes me the advances in technology that allow us to share your fabulous adventure in real time from thousands of miles away. When I was a kid a trip of less than fifty miles to the seaside took most of the day, and the visit was shared with Granny and Grandad via picture postcards that took days to be delivered!
     
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    by Burmesedaze » Dec 4, 2018
    We think they are not sure if it's really jadeite or other minerals. But it's unique alright! Not seen this yellow before.

    I am amazed i managed to wake up early for work today.
     
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    by Burmesedaze » Dec 4, 2018
    I am equally at the access the traders have to the outside world and realtime buyers now because of technology too. It has changed the manner and tradition of trade alright.

    Possibly jacked up prices too!
     
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    by Burmesedaze » Dec 8, 2018
    My jewellers had me buy these rutiles in topaz in Mandalay :)

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    by Burmesedaze » Dec 16, 2018
    Sapphire mine auntie opened a small new shop at Gem Museum today. Basket of flowers from me and we had fun with gems on it.

    Sapphires are from their mines and cut by their cutters.

    They have also collected old stones and old goldsmith work over the years. The quality shows.

    They have cute owls too. Pretty modern and better workmanship with moulds.

    I purchased a lavender jadeite necklace. Beads are big at 12-13mm.

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    by clumberlove » Dec 16, 2018
    I love the owls! What a gorgeous shop, I could get lost for hours just looking at the sapphires :kiss2:
     
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    by Burmesedaze » Dec 16, 2018
    I think the owls make awesome souvenirs. They invested in the mould so the workmanship is VERY GOOD. Small shop space, just 3 display cases :)
     
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    by Burmesedaze » Dec 16, 2018
    My new megamama lavender beads. So hard to photo lavender!

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    by Burmesedaze » Dec 16, 2018
    Daylight photos still show closest to true colour.

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    by mellowyellowgirl » Dec 16, 2018
    That photo of the beads on your neck with your outfit looks AMAZING!!!!!!
     
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    by ChaiK » Dec 16, 2018
    What gem is that ring? So lovely. :kiss2::kiss2::kiss2::kiss2::kiss2:

    Love the lavender necklace. So big and lovely.
     
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    by Burmesedaze » Dec 16, 2018
    That's a very light lavender Mogok sapphire. Got it my first year here :) 3 something carats but faces up much bigger.
     
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    by Burmesedaze » Dec 20, 2018
    Quick scuttle to my jewellers and came away with this small strand of blue green jadeite beads. Pretty unusual colour with good water. Some cracks to be expected.

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    by Burmesedaze » Dec 20, 2018
    Under white LED. Shows the water and lovely colour veins better.

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    by Burmesedaze » Dec 21, 2018
    Stuff from the livestream. I have done the torch test on them to check for cracks or nasty surprises. Happy to report this first batch despatched is fine. 20181221_235041.jpg 20181221_235029.jpg

    I am VERY HAPPY with the red jade. Will send it in to test if it's A.

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    by Burmesedaze » Dec 22, 2018
    Indoors in the day by the window.

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    I can just stare at the landscapes forever!
     
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    by Seaglow » Dec 22, 2018
    The landscapes are really something! It’s really like appreciating a painting in an exhibit.
     
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    by Burmesedaze » Dec 27, 2018
    Had 2 of the pendants threaded with brown knotted cords today. As gifts.

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    by Burmesedaze » Jan 27, 2019
    I found these 2 strands of darker blue jadeite beads at my jeweller's today. It's probably the same mine as the blue hulu and flowers from livestream.

    Getting a strand for a bracelet.

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    by Bluegemz » Jan 27, 2019
    Love this kind of interesting blue. That’s the color range I got in my darker blue bangle, though mine is not as toned. It’s so nice that you got a set. I didn’t think I’d ever find a set to go with the bangle but now I know that when the time comes, it is possible:) I especially like the carved earrings. So mysterious.
     
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    by Burmesedaze » Jan 27, 2019
    This material is scarce compared to other colours, not sure if the mine is still producing or just old rough being sold and cut right now :)
     
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    by Bluegemz » Jan 27, 2019
    I hope I can find some eventually, as much as I love the color. You got some great pieces:) With that, I’m grateful to have one piece in this in This range.
     
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    by Burmesedaze » Jan 29, 2019
    Photos of the mould for my green cab. The cab looks similar to my pair from livestream.

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    by Burmesedaze » Feb 2, 2019
    Back to learning from viewing in person. Hpakant jadeite and Mogok gemstones.

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