Is it competitive to buy a diamond engagement ring from popular retailers (in-store or online) in Bangkok, Thailand?

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?

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How to Buy or Value a Fancy (or multi) Colored Diamond?

Colored diamonds are one of the rarest and most fascinating gems in the market.  As there are so few of them available, it is very difficult to evaluate what should be the fair market price.   These gems are also very unique in terms of being like a diamond – same hardness, tough & adamantine luster … Continue reading How to Buy or Value a Fancy (or multi) Colored Diamond?

Step by Step Comprehensive Guide: How to get the best deal for your diamond engagement ring

So, you have reached the point of deciding which diamond engagement ring option you would like to buy and have received multiple quotations from online wholesalers, retailers and your trustworthy traditional jewelry shop.   You have done all the background check to make sure they are trustworthy, provide genuine third party certification and the person you … Continue reading Step by Step Comprehensive Guide: How to get the best deal for your diamond engagement ring

How to buy a colored gem or gemstone online and why it is still not possible without a trustworthy eye?

With the internet now being our source in buying multiple consumer products like smart phones, clothes, computers, watches, etc., it should now be a lot easier to buy a colored gemstone online as well. We now have the power of the World Wide Web giving us pictures, videos, certificates, other specification etc., which should help … Continue reading How to buy a colored gem or gemstone online and why it is still not possible without a trustworthy eye?

How to buy a diamond online in Bangkok or anywhere else?

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?

Natural emerald buying & treatment guide – How to buy and tell the difference between 100% natural, no oil, minor, moderate and significant treatment emeralds?

Telling the difference between a natural, no oil emerald from the one which has been “enhanced” with oil or resin or dye is a very important skill any emerald buyer should know before going out there to buy one.   Depending on the level of treatment and/or type of treatment, there are significant different price points … Continue reading Natural emerald buying & treatment guide – How to buy and tell the difference between 100% natural, no oil, minor, moderate and significant treatment emeralds?

Where and how to buy engagement rings in Bangkok, Thailand?

Buying an engagement ring in Bangkok or Thailand can be a very stressful experience for any foreigner or a new local Thai buyer.   When you first search on Google,  the first results you will see is either "scams" or bad experiences fellow travelers had on various forums.  If you haven't read any of these, either … Continue reading Where and how to buy engagement rings in Bangkok, Thailand?