Myanmar has been famous for the colored gemstones for hundreds of years from the early days of Kings of Burma and British colonial times. The fame is the result of natural color and the quality of the gemstones, which still remain.
Myanmar has deposits of different types of gems all over the country, but Mogok region is the best known. Many traded gems still come from this area.
It is still possible to purchase untreated gemstone in Myanmar which increases the value of gemstones substantially.