Both Thais and foreigners are flocking to the gem market in Mae Sod district to appraise various kinds of gems and buy them to resell and make a profit.
This famous market is called the “gem walking street”. The decade-old market is testimonial to a hundred years of the gem trade at the Thai- Myanmar border.
All gems sold here come from a gem mine about 200 kilometers north of
About 90 per cent of rubies on the world market come from the mines owned by the
Still, vividly shining gems from
Regardless of the notorious nickname of “Bloody Rubies”, the colourful precious stones will continue to attract more gem traders to this walking street as well as remain a good source of income for
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