56th Myanmar Gems Emporium starts

11 March 2019
56th Myanmar Gems Emporium starts
(File) Buyers examine jade stones on sale displayed prior to an auction during the November Gems Emporium in Naypyitaw, Myanmar, 13 November 2018. Photo: Hein Htet/EPA

The 56th Myanmar Gems Emporium is due to start in the capital city of Nay Pyi Taw today, expecting to attract over 2,600 gems merchants from China, Thailand, Australia and the United States, Xinhua reported.

The emporium, which is also expected to draw over 900 local gems merchants, will put a total of 274 pearl lots, 500 jewellery lots and 6,974 jade lots on sale at the 10-day event which will ends on March 20.

Arrangements will also be made to produce and sell finished gemstones and jewellery besides selling raw gems, according to the report.