Prince of rubies and other tales from Burma by Ludu U Hla

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Published by KrīʺpvāʺreʺCā ʼaupʻ Tuikʻ in Manta leʺ .

Written in English

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  • Burma.


  • Tales -- Burma.,
  • Legends -- Burma.

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Other titlesPatta mrāʺmaṅʻʺsāʺnhaṅʻʹ ʼa khrāʺpuṃ praṅʻ myāʺ.
StatementLudu U Hla Patta mrāʺmaṅʻʺsāʺnhaṅʻʹ ʼa khrāʺpuṃ praṅʻ myāʺ / Lū thu ŪʺLha ; translated by Than Tun and Kathleen Forbes.
LC ClassificationsGR309 .L46 1980
The Physical Object
Pagination309 p. :
Number of Pages309
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3152992M
LC Control Number82915585

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Collector and storyteller Ledgard Prince of rubies and other tales from Burma book raised in Burma (now Myanmar) in the s by missionary parents.

Although she now lives in Connecticut, it is clear that the Burma of her childhood is a much. But the huge red jewel in the Imperial State Crown is the “Black Prince’s Ruby” worn by Henry V on his helmet at the Battle of Agincourt.

rubies come from Burma. like red wine. References to rubies and Burma have been found dating to the sixth century, during the Shan Dynasty. The ruby mines in Mogok were taken over from the Shan by the king of Burma in Any rubies over a certain size and weight had to be given to the king.

It’s said that some larger stones were broken up so they could be sold rather than. After it had gone many furlongs into the open sea, the boat came near a whirlpool where the prince saw a great many rubies of monstrous size floating on the waters.

Such large rubies no one had ever seen, each being in value equal to the wealth of seven kings. The prince caught hold of half-a-dozen of those rubies, and put them on board. The ct. cushion-shaped Graff Ruby is an unheated stone from Burma that sold at Sotheby’s Geneva in November for $8, establishing a world auction record for a ruby.

The reason rubies from Burma are so sought after—besides the legendary source—is that they often boast a super-charged fluorescence. president bush has signed the tom lantos block burmese jade act ofdesigned to punish burma's brutal ruling regime by banning the importation of rubies and jade from that country into the united states.

congress approved the bill july experts said the act closes a loophole that allowed stones to be cut outside burma and thus not be considered burmese when imported. And while rubies from other sources also can possess the strong red fluorescence and “silk” comparable to those sourced in Myanmar (formerly known as Burma), it’s the particular combination Prince of rubies and other tales from Burma book “fine color and facetable material (i.e., internally clean)” that puts Burmese rubies.

Apart from Madagascar and Burma location, one can attain rich quality rubies from India, especially from south India and Kashmir, both are equally being popular for producing top-quality rubies.

In India, black color rubies and light color rubies are found which are cheaper than compare to Madagascar and Burmese origins. Queen Elizabeth wore her Burmese Ruby and Diamond Tiara to the state banquet for Trump. Per the House of Garrard, the tiara includes 96 rubies which were a gift from Burma, "as rubies.

THE SNAKE PRINCE is not a book of fairy tales for children, but an enjoyable, serious collection for the adult reader.

The stories are spellbinding in themselves; in addition, Edna Ledgard has written a Preface in which she tells of her childhood in Burma in the s when her interest in the traditional Burmese folk tale was s: 4.

BOOK OF THE MONTH: The Art and Science of Gems: Van Cleef and Arpels. Austria — A raid on a suspected gang of international jewel thieves has recovered an uncut ruby known as the "Prince of Burma" worth $ million, Austrian authorities said Thursday They don´t have many other cases to show the public, why their new built apparatus.

When only the most luscious of red rubies will do for a special jewelry setting, precious stones harvested from Burma prove nearly impossible to top.

While the July birthstone is found all over the world, including Africa, Australia and America, rubies from Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, tend to be the most visually stunning. Dreams and Ruby Symbolism. An 8 th-century Arabic book on dreams by Achametis discusses the significance of dreams of rubies.

If a king dreams of a crown set with red jewels such as rubies, this indicates he’ll have great joy and fortune. His enemies would fear him even more. Other sources tell that dreams of rubies indicate success in business. The most desirable rubies in the world are still considered those from Burma (today’s Myanmar).

More in particular, the ones from the Mogok-valley. What makes them so famous compared to most rubies from other places is that Burmese rubies contain.

The Prince of Burma is an uncut ruby, crystallized on a marble deposit, weighing g (approximately carat), and, for the most part, of gem of the biggest and rarest rubies in the world [citation needed], it was found in the Dattaw-Mine in Mogok, Myanmar, in The Naga, the Sun, and the Crow (based on a tale from Burma) retold by Cathy S.

Mosley. In a time long since gone there was a Naga princess - a dragon princess - whose domain was the bottom of a lake; a lake that nestled in the mountains of Northern Burma.

ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: viii, pages ; 21 cm: Contents: Ma Chit Su --The snake prince --The tiny flute player --The three dragon eggs --The tickling nat --The pincers of Pagan --The fisherman and the gatekeeper --The clever boatman --The origin of the coconut --Four foolish brothers --The just price --The wisdom of Mahathuda --Rope of pearls.

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Yellow Gold-Plated Silver Burmese Ruby and White Zirconia 5-stone Stackable Ring, Size 7. $ $ FREE Shipping. Raw Rough Burmese Ruby Ct Certified Uncut Natural Burmese Red Ruby. The Black Prince's Ruby is a large, irregular cabochon red spinel weighing carats (34 g) set in the cross pattée above the Cullinan II diamond at the front of the Imperial State Crown of the United Kingdom.

The spinel is one of the oldest parts of the Crown Jewels of the United Kingdom, with a history dating back to the middle of the 14th century. It has been in the possession of England. Upon hearing these tales, the Prince wishes to distribute the fine gold leaf gilding him, to alleviate some of this misery.

The Swallow agrees to help him and he delivers sheets of gold leaf to the children. While the Prince grows “dull and grey,” the “children’s faces grew rosier and they laughed and played games in.

The Happy Prince And Other Tales. BY OSCAR WILDE. ILLUSTRATED BY WALTER CRANE AND JACOMB HOOD. SEVENTH IMPRESSION. So the Swallow picked out the great ruby from the Prince’s sword, and flew away with it in his beak over the roofs of the town. and pulled a note-book and a lead-pencil out of his pocket.

Some famous rubies include the "Rosser Reeves Star Ruby," the "Edwardes Ruby," and the "De Long Star Ruby" Inan carat ruby ring belonging to Elizabeth Taylor and made by Van Cleef & Arpels sold at auction for $ million, with the price per carat amounting to approximately $, A ruby is a red gemstone, often associated with royalty.

The charlatan in Babbitty Rabbitty and her Cackling Stump requested several rubies as pay, claiming they were for the casting of curative charms.1 The Sword of Gryffindor was known to be adorned with egg shaped rubies. Rubies also filled the Gryffindor House points hourglass at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.2 In the summer.

THE HAPPY PRINCE Oscar Wilde Wilde, Oscar () - An Irish-born English poet, novelist, and playwright. Considered an eccentric, he was the leader of the aesthetic movement that advocated “art for art’s sake” and was once imprisoned for two years with hard labor for homosexual practices.

The Happy Prince () - A fairy tale about. “Dear Prince,” said the Swallow, “I cannot do that”; and he began to weep. “Swallow, Swallow, little Swallow,” said the Prince, “do as I command you.” So the Swallow plucked out the Prince’s eye, and flew away to the student’s garret. It was easy enough to get in, as there was a hole in the roof.

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The morals in these Burmese tales often reoccur in the tales from other cultures’. Such universal themes include traditional family values and respect, still very much to the fore in a country that to a great extent has stood still in time.

55% of the net profit from the sale of this book. The Black Prince's Ruby. Few precious stones have such a long and storied history as the Black Prince's ruby, a large, semi-polished, crimson orb that today sits on the front of Britain's Imperial State Crown.

The following account, largely taken from Richard Hughes' book, Ruby & Sapphire, tells the tale of this extraordinary gem. BLOOD/STONES: Burmese Rubies explores the nexus between human rights and the global trade of Burmese rubies. The exhibition, supported by the Open Society Foundations, features images by photographer Christian Holst and was coordinated by Leslie Thomas of Art Works Projects, a grantee of the Documentary Photography Project.

InKing Henry V attained the Black Prince's ruby and had it set in his battle helmet alongside real rubies. The king wore the helmet when he defeated the French forces at the Battle of. Other headline-grabbing rubies include the Alan Caplan ruby, named after the geologist who bought the ct untreated gem during a trip to Burma in the s.

Also known as the Mogok ruby, it is widely considered to be one of the finest rubies ever seen. Historically, rubies and red spinels have been produced from four areas: Burma, Sri Lanka, the Thai/Cambodian border (ruby only; no red spinel) and Afghanistan. While extensive accounts exist regarding the other deposits, in the twentieth century, little has been written about the rubies.

Music for Oscar Wilde's "Happy Prince" from his book "The Happy Prince and Other Tales", composed by Edvard Schiffauer, c; Incomposer Stephen DeCesare released and published his adaption of the "Happy Prince" as a children's musical.

Anyway. The new ruby tiara was made by Garrard in The rubies used in the making of the new piece were also a wedding gift; Elizabeth received them from the people of Burma. The gift included precisely 96 rubies, all of which are now set in the tiara.

Old Burma ruby is the ruby mined from the Mogok tract of upper Burma and is remarkably expensive because of superior color quality and consistency. Another feature of old Burma ruby is its price which is dramatically higher in comparison to other rubies, considering that old Burma rubies.

This tale is retold chiefly from “The Four Puppets,” retold by Khin Myo Chit, in Folk Tales from Asia for Children Everywhere, Book 3, UNESCO, For more on Burma’s puppet theater, see Burmese Puppets, by Noel F. Singer, Oxford University Press, They are the most expensive gems per carat on Earth - and Burma is blessed with an abundance of them.

The trade in Burmese rubies is banned, but as a Live investigation discovers, the country's. There is a Ruby that is sold in India by the name of New Burma Ruby. It is nothing but commercial quality glass filled ruby.

This is also not used for gem therapy purposes. It is available at a B2B price of $2 or INR per carat. Prices for Old Burma Ruby if not too pink and more towards Red with good clarity levels of 80% and above should.

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There are natural ruby burma for sale on Etsy, and they cost $1, on average. The most common natural ruby burma material is ruby. The most popular color?

You guessed it: red.Due to political reasons, the US imposed sanctions on Burma in the late s, which blocked the export of rubies and other gemstones from Burma to USA and other countries. The ban lasted for 8 years, during which time finding a natural Burmese ruby became very difficult.

It was lifted in and Burma’s gemstones are now allowed to move.Burma Sapphires and Rubies. Burmese rubies and sapphires are renowned for their beauty and splendor. They have a particular sparkle and are rich in color saturation.

The rubies from Myanmar (formerly Burma) are found in the Mogok mining region. There are large deposits of rubies and the sapphires from this area are more rare.

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