http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9rZzprhjYtA In this post, I decided to do a video tutorial explaining how I will go about determining the value of a blue sapphire. The method I use to determine the value of a particular sapphire (or any gemstone) is by first categorizing the stone based on 4Cs + OT method, which are the six … Continue reading How to Determine a Value of Blue Sapphire? Based on 4Cs plus OT – A Buying Guide [Video]
How competitive is it to buy a diamond engagement ring in Thailand? We would expect being ‘one the major traditional center for gems and jewelry trade’ that diamond rings will be very competitively priced. So, for this blog post we actually checked how much it costs to buy an engagement diamond ring in Bangkok and … Continue reading Is it competitive to buy a diamond engagement ring from popular retailers (in-store or online) in Bangkok, Thailand?
For the last few years, I have custom made quite a few diamond engagement rings for locals, tourists and expats in Bangkok and most often the first question I am asked is 'How should I choose a diamond ring?'. A perfectly relevant question it is, coming from someone who has no knowledge or experience in buying … Continue reading How would I choose a diamond ring? – GIA Graduate Gemologist Opinion
Continuing with the series in how much a paticular gemstone should cost, today I will try to tackle another common question I get asked which is – “how much does a no oil, untreated, 100% natural emerald cost? Can you forward me a price list for these type of emeralds from 1 carat to 3 … Continue reading How much does it cost to buy a 1 to 3 carat untreated, no oil, 100% natural emerald from Zambia?
Buying a diamond today has never been easier. There are now multiple websites providing free access to diamond inventory search lists, actual GIA (or other certificate) copies for each choice and beautiful finished ring images. Therefore, you can now just search and browse your ring choice and then buy with a simple click of a … Continue reading How to buy a diamond online in Bangkok or anywhere else?
Another common question which always comes to us is “How much does it cost to buy a Burma ruby in Bangkok?” “ Shouldn’t it be cheaper to buy the rubies at the source in Myanmar like at Mogok or Mong Hsu instead of coming to Bangkok?” “ Why will the rubies be cheaper in Bangkok?” … Continue reading How much does it cost to buy Natural Burma Ruby in Bangkok, Thailand?
In our last post Where and how to buy diamonds in Bangkok, Thailand?, a list of recommendation was provided in how one should go about purchasing a diamond and also "facts" which I personally thought are reasons why a person should NOT buy diamonds in Thailand. However, in this post I am going retract my … Continue reading A Real Case Example of How to Buy a Diamond in Bangkok