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Pala International has consistently earned its reputation as the direct source for the finest colored stones.


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Selected Writings of Martin Ehrmann

With Pala Presents, we offer selections from the library of Pala International’s Bill Larson, who shares with us some of the wealth of information in the realm of gems and gemology. While much of the writing is of a certain vintage, such as our mid-20th century reprints referenced here, more recent material also will be presented from Pala’s colleagues around the world.

Ruby Mines of Mogok

From an unfinished manuscript

Gem Mining in Burma

A reprint from Gems & Gemology, Spring 1957 (Volume IX, Number 1)

Burma, The Mineral Utopia

A reprint from The Lapidary Journal, 1957 (Volume XI, Numbers 3–5)



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