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Gem emporium kicks off in Myanmar capital


Shimmering stones: Gems being displayedat the gem market in Mogok, north of Mandalay. — AFP

Shimmering stones: Gems being displayedat the gem market in Mogok, north of Mandalay. — AFP

YANGON: The 56th Myanmar Gem Emporium kicks off in the capital city of Naypyidaw and is expected to attract over 2,600 gems merchants from China, Thailand, Australia and the United States, according to the nation’s ministry of natural resources and environmental conservation.

The massive bazaar, which is also expected to draw over 900 local gem merchants, will put a total of 274 pearl lots, 500 jewellery lots and 6,974 jade lots up for sale at the 10-day event, and will be held from today till March 20.

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