Burma is famed for producing some of the finest rubies and sapphires in the world. The unmistakable colour of a defined ‘pigeon blood’ red ruby is a natural phenomenon. But, equally astonishing, is the rich saturated pure blue, and vivid pink, colour of a Burmese sapphire. The fine rutile silk-like inclusions are what produce the captivating lucent colour of a true Burmese gemstone.
Myanmar (formerly Burma), in Southeast Asian, has several important locations that produce sapphires and rubies. The most pre-eminent is the Mogok Stone Tract (Upper Burma), which has a proclaimed history of production dating back several hundred years. However, as mining in these parts of the world become severely restricted; sapphires from Myanmar are becoming even more scares.