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MAYS GEMS: 30 Years of Exquisite Gemstones

Back in 1992, nestled within the bustling halls of Bogyoke Market in Myanmar, a small jewellery shop named Nine Special Gems & Jewellery was born. The shop was founded by a husband and wife, driven by their passion for exquisite gemstones and their desire to share the beauty of Myanmar's treasures with the world. Little did they know that their humble beginnings would pave the way for a remarkable journey.

During this period, Myanmar was transitioning towards democracy, and the previously restricted gem export industry began to flourish. With the newfound opportunities, Nine Special became one of the leading gem exporters in the country. Their dedication to sourcing rare and exceptional gemstones, such as Jadeite Jade, Burmese Ruby, Spinel, and Sapphire, set them apart from the rest.

The shop expanded its presence, establishing five more stores across Myanmar. Their reputation for providing quality gemstones at competitive prices attracted customers from far and wide, ensuring its prominence in the gem industry.

In 2016, their son, Wai (pronounced Wei), now grown and deeply connected to the family business, decided to embark on a new chapter. With a vision to expand their horizons and introduce their unique collection to the international audience, Wai made the bold decision to establish a shop named MAYS GEMS in Melbourne, Australia. The move brought MAYS' legacy and expertise to a new land, while keeping their deep-rooted connection to Myanmar alive.

Settling into their new location, MAYS found a warm welcome from gem enthusiasts and connoisseurs in Melbourne. The shop's reputation for sourcing hard-to-find gemstones from Myanmar remained their pride and joy. The craftsmanship and authenticity of each piece of jewellery they offered was a testament to their sincere dedication to the craft.

Amidst their journey, MAYS faced challenges, as any business does, but they persevered with unwavering grit. Their commitment to providing customers with an honest and genuine experience became the foundation of their success. Wai embraced every opportunity to share his knowledge, guiding customers on a journey of exploration and appreciation for the allure of Burmese gemstones.

A Lasting Legacy: MAYS GEMS Journey Continues with Wai

Today, MAYS GEMS continues to shine as a beacon of integrity and authenticity in the jewellery industry. The legacy that Wai's parents began in 1992 lives on, as each piece of jewellery from MAYS GEMS tells a story of passion, heritage, and the remarkable beauty that Burmese gemstones possess.

MAYS Exotic Gems & Jewellery

On 27 July 2023, MAYS Exotic Gems & Jewellery changed its trading name to MAYS GEMS.

Meet Wai, the driving force behind our prestigious Australian gem business. As a certified gemologist trained by the esteemed Gemological Association of Australia, Wai Yan possesses profound expertise in gemstones. With an unwavering commitment to authenticity, he meticulously sources and evaluates genuine, natural gemstones of exceptional quality. Wai Yan's expanded skill set in gem cutting ensures each gemstone in our collection embodies brilliance and craftsmanship. With our dedication to professionalism and Wai Yan's discerning eye, we offer a truly remarkable gemstone experience. Trust in our commitment to excellence as we provide you with handpicked treasures, leaving you with enduring beauty and cherished gems that will stand the test of time.
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