My road to Mandalay

My road to Mandalay

At Mia Ruby we are always looking for ways to reflect Myanmar’s culture and heritage in our designs. One time recently in Yangon's famous Bogyoke Market I was admiring a particularly fine silk achiek longi when it occurred to me that it might be possible to reflect this beautiful pattern in our jewellery. And that is how the Mia Ruby ‘Mandalay’ collection was born.

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It’s a ruby?! It’s a sapphire?! It’s a spinel?! It’s a ………

It’s a ruby?! It’s a sapphire?! It’s a spinel?! It’s a ………

Purchasing a Burmese ruby is high on the to do list of many visitors to Myanmar. And rightly so considering that Myanmar’s Mogok valley is home to the highest quality, and most sought after, rubies in the world. Yet buying a ruby in Myanmar is not necessarily an easy task due to frequent confusion with sapphire and spinel.

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