The rough stone especially corundum from the mine or from around the world are brought to Thailand's factory to enhance quality, cut and polished followed by sorting by the expertise.
Trat is the home of renowned Siamese Ruby. Borai, Trat Province, near the Cambodian border, on the Eastern Seaboard of Thailand. It had been a land of plentiful gemstone resources, begun to do gems mining since 1973. Locals refer to rubies as "tabtim", which means "pomegranate", because the red gems closely resemble the bright red seed pods of pomegranate fruit. The ruby in Borai are in residual of basaltic or lateritic soils and alluvial gravels in the streams which developed in or near the basaltic terrains.
However, due to large number of gem miner is Borai, the local authorities has held concession for allocating the mining areas. The gems mining finally been greatly reduced since 1997. In 2014, the local people have started gem panning near the streams. Today, the area is heavily controlled where the roads at several border checkpoints-heavily guarded.
Whilst there is less gem mining these days, Chanthaburi and Bangkok remain international trade centers for ruby. This began with governmental control of the Burmese ruby mines along with an ever-increasing global demand for red ruby, which caused Thailand to become an important source for the red jewel. Subsequently, when large-scale mining in Trat ceased, Thais developed ingenious methods for enhancing cut, color and clarity.
Citrine, comes from the Greek word meaning "citron", as many early Citrine found had a color similar to the citrus fruit of that name. Today, primarily the color can range from light yellow to bright or dark orange. Citrine is appropriately appointed the national birthstone of November. Citrine is well known for success and prosperity to the point that it is called the "Success Stone”. It is particularly used to promote success in business if used in the cash box of a shop, carried or worn, earning it another nickname, "Merchant's Stone".
Fresh Water Pearl Necklace
Cultured freshwater pearls come from freshwater mussels called “Hyriopsis cumingii” or “Triangle mussel” and are primarily produced by China. It was named over a nineteenth-century British naturalist Hugh Cuming. It is cultivated from the lake, river and pond which away from the red-tide, storm and toxin. Cultured freshwater pearls come in various pastel shades of white, black, pink, peach, lavender, plum, purple, and tangerine, depending on the type of mussel. The typical size of freshwater pearls is 2mm - 16mm with 7mm - 8mm being the most common.
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