• Pearl auction
underway in Myanmar
A three-day pearl
auction, sponsored by the state-run
Myanmar Pearl Enterprise
(MPE), is underway, attracting dozens of foreign pearl
A total of 515 pearl lots and 94,319 pearls weighing
56,188.55 mommis are being sold through tender system at the
Myanmar Pearl Auction-2007 which began on Thursday, said
sources with the MPE under the Ministry of Mines.
Gems Emporium “Biggest Ever”
On March 20, the 44th
Myanma Gems Emporium wrapped up. As reported by the official
New Light of Myanmar (NLM)
website, a total of 3,652 lots of jade, gems, and pearls
were sold, both through bidding and tender. NLM kept a
running total of lots sold throughout the sale, March 8–20.
Sale and Pearl Production Stats
Xinhua General News Service
reported on a three-day pearl sale in Yangon, Burma. The
article contains some updates on pearl production
• Production: 200,000 mommes produced in 2006 (up 30% from
• Production Area: 25,600 square km.
• Pearl Producers Nationwide: 6
• Investment of Burma–Japan Partnership: $8.47 million
• Year Production Began: 1956
Gems Emporium selling quality jade, gem, pearl lots
YANGON, 30 March — The
42nd Myanma Gems Emporium will sell a large number of
quality jade, gem and pearl lots through tender and auction
systems, said Deputy Minister for Mines U Myint Thein today.
Deputy Minister U Myint Thein, Chairman of Myanma Gems
Emporium Central Committee, was speaking to local and
foreign journalist led by Deputy Minister for Information
Brig-Gen Aung Thein, member of Information Committee of the
State Peace and Development Council, at the auction hall of
Myanma Gems Mart in Yangon.
• The 43rd Myanma
produced from Myanmar to be displayed at the emporium.
YANGON, 15 March — Gems and jade products, ornaments, jade
figurines, private shops, and mosaics to be sold at fixed
price on the ground floor, imperial jade, commercial jade,
utility jade, and uncut jade stones at the environs of the
hall, and gems lots and pearl lots to be sold through
competitive bidding system, as per the press release from
the organizers. According to the Deputy Minister Myint Thein,
the quality jade, gems and pearl lots will be sold through
tender and auction systems at the 43rd Myanma Gems Emporium
this year. . .
• Myanmar Gems and Jade
21st Myanmar Gems and Jade Auction will be held from 28th
August to September 1st at Myanmar Convention Center.
Inspections will start from 28th
to 30th August and Bargain
and Auction will commence on 31st August to 1st September.
Buyers can register from 26th August and private sector
sellers can send their gems, jewelry, raw and finished jade
from 1st August 2006.
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