Bianmao Jie / Jade and Gem Market

Dehong, China

If you are in the town of Ruili, Dehong County, Yunnan Province, China, you must definitely visit the Bianmao Jie / Jade and Gem Market. It boasts of having more than 4,000 processors of gems who employ around 10,000 jewelry designers and artisans from inland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan of China, Myanmar, Pakistan, India, and Nepal. You can see the artisans at work as well as buy gems and jewelry in the market. You will find pendants, necklaces, bracelets, bangles, rings, earrings, and showpieces studded with emeralds, jade, sapphires, rubies, agate, cat’s eyes, jaspers, pearls, etc. Other stone-studded items are also available like ashtrays, wine glasses, chess sets, smoking pipes, etc.

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