YANGON, March 23 (Xinhua) -- The 58th Gems Emporium of Myanmar concluded in the capital city of Nay Pyi Taw on Thursday, the state-run television channel MRTV reported.
A total of 290 pearl lots, 77 gem lots and 1,544 jade lots were sold during the seven-day event, the report said.
The emporium has put a total of 295 pearl lots, 120 gem lots and 2,150 jade lots on sale under an open tender system during the event.
The exhibition is aimed at getting foreign currency income and obtaining economic benefits for the citizens, it said.
The Southeast Asian country held its 57th Gems Emporium in Nay Pyi Taw in April last year.
The gems emporium, sponsored by Myanmar's Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation, has been held since 1946.