Richard W. Hughes
Fracture Healing / Filling of Möng Hsu ruby
Foreign affairs - A well-known European dealer sells a 2.5-carat Möng Hsu ruby to a major jeweler in Europe. This...
Death of the Thai Ruby
This article discusses the decline of Thailand’s ruby mining industry. The author warns that Thailand faces future problems is the...
Burma’s Jade Mines – An Annotated Occidental History
The history of Burma’s jade mines in the West is a brief one. While hundreds of different reports, articles and...
Diamond Grading System
One of the important reasons for the dominance of diamond in the gem market is the existence of a comprehensive...
Vietnam’s Quy Chau Ruby Mine
Vietnam produces rubies as good as anything from Burma. But the machinations and intrigue surrounding the gem business in that...
Afghanistan’s Ruby and Spinel Mines
Afghanistan's ruby/spinel mines are one of the great mysteries of gemology. Historically, rubies and red spinels have been produced from...
Burma Drug and Gem Smuggling
Author Richard W. Hughes discusses Gem and drug smuggling in Burma, along with the CIA and British involvement in the...
Introduction to Burmese Sapphires
Although it is rubies for which Burma (Myanmar) is famous, some of the world's finest blue sapphires are also mined...
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