Pigeon Blood Valley - On the Trail of Mogok's Famed Burmese Ruy

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Pigeon Blood Valley - On the Trail of Mogok's Famed Burmese Ruy

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Fundraiser Edition, published 21 March 2016

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Limited Fundraiser Edition, released 21 March 2016

First edition of the book 'Pigeon Blood Valley - On the Trail of Mogok's Famed Burmese Ruby'

by Adolf Peretti and Thierry Falise

'Coffee Table Book' with 237 pages of unique insights provided into the legendary provenance of ‘pigeon blood’ rubies accompanied by fantastic photographs of this magic place. From the time of the last Burmese king to the questions surrounding the future potential of the valley.

  1. Chapter One
    THE PHILANTHROPIST - Mogok valley under the last Burmese king
     
  2. Chapter Two
    A BRITISH BONANZA - Mogok under British colonization
     
  3. Chapter Three
    YEARS OF RESOURCEFULNESS - Dictators, nationalizations and isolation
     
  4. Chapter Four
    KHAKI CAPITALISM - Army, ruby kings and foreign investors
     
  5. Chapter Five
    MEN WHO MINE - A tough job for a piece of dream
     
  6. Chapter Six
    TILL THE LAST CRUMB - The perpetuation of an old tradition by women and children
     
  7. Chapter Seven
    RUBY ROYALTY - An old family affair
     
  8. Chapter Eight
    WARLORDS AND SMUGGLERS - Helping gems to evade the country
     
  9. Chapter Nine
    THE SUBCONTINENTAL INFLUENCE - An influential community running markets
     
  10. Chapter Ten
    THE FINAL CUT - From a rough stone to a gem
     
  11. Chapter Eleven
    THE SOUL OF A CITY - A city's life all focused on the stones
     
  12. Chapter Twelve
    A FUTURE BETWEEN GLOOM AND HOPE - Tackling social and environmental threats