About us

MAYS Exotic Gems & Jewellery was first established in 1992 in Myanmar (Burma) under the name, Nine Special Gems & Jewellery. We are wholesalers of precious colour gemstones and gold jewellery. This is a family business run by mother (May) and son (Wai). We are Burmese. Our direct connection with Burma means we are able to supply the Australian and International gems markets with quality natural gemstones at local prices. After many years in the industry, we are able to source our gemstones directly from the mines and gem dealers in remote areas of Burma. Being Burmese, we have access to areas where foreign access is restricted. Generally, Burmese gemstones that have been brought out to the international markets through Thailand, Hong Kong and even New York have been exchanged through many trades and it’s reflected on their over inflated prices, compared to us. Why pay more when you can buy direct from a Burmese.

We manufacture our own Jewellery and is handmade is Myanmar by expert jewellers to the highest craftsmanship. All our Jewellery is made with 18K carat gold unless otherwise stated. We are able to provide a more competitive pricing on our Jewellery because it’s imported from Myanmar and not made here in Australia. The cost to manufacture a piece of Jewellery is much higher in Australia than in Burma. Therefore, we are able to provide you with the same quality handmade Jewellery but at a much reasonable price.

We invite all customers to visit our shop in South Yarra, Melbourne, Australia. All pricing is wholesale for individuals and businesses or trade customers alike. Further discount prices are available for large quantity orders. Guarantee best price and quality natural Burmese Gemstones and Jewellery.

Our Story

Before our establishment in Australia, we were one of the biggest exporters of gemstones and jewellery in Burma. We operated five stores in Yangon and Mandalay and one of the first companies to hold an official Myanmar Gems Export licence from the government. We began by selling Burmese Jade in the famous Bogyoke Market in Yangon, 1992. Then, moved to a shop in FMI centre Yangon, 1994 and progressed from there to opening more stores.