Myanmar is one the biggest sources for rubies and sapphires in the world. It is estimated that 90% of the world's rubies come from Myanmar, which is a bit strange since many countries have trading embargo against Myanmar. But the stones just find their way through Thailand, e.g. to Chanthaburi gemstone market. The most precious of them all is the dark red, so-called Pigeon's blood, ruby. Inside Myanmar it is not unusual to get offered gemstones by strangers in the streets. We got offered the gemstones on the picture from an old man on a bicycle. Do we need to tell that we didn't buy any, even though he promised the stones were real and of good quality - "oh, really?".