How to buy ‘conflict-free’ diamonds or avoid ‘blood diamonds’ when purchasing a diamond in Bangkok, Thailand?

An important issue which has been affecting the diamond trade (and many other commodities) since the beginning is how diamonds have contributed in funding conflicts like civil wars, genocide and terrorism. With the power of media and internet we can now see many articles, videos, documentaries and famous movies discussing this worrying issue - i.e. … Continue reading How to buy ‘conflict-free’ diamonds or avoid ‘blood diamonds’ when purchasing a diamond in Bangkok, Thailand?

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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?

A Real Case Example of How to Buy a Diamond in Bangkok

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

Where and how to buy diamonds in Bangkok, Thailand?

1 Carat Diamond

ภาษาไทย First, let us get the facts straight - Is it much cheaper to buy a diamond in Bangkok or Thailand compare to anywhere else in the world? Simple answer is NO!  Thailand DOES NOT source any diamonds, IS NOT major cutting center for diamonds and IS NOT a major trading hub for selling diamonds, … Continue reading Where and how to buy diamonds in Bangkok, Thailand?

How to Buy Gemstones in Bangkok, Thailand?

Buying a color gemstone in Bangkok or Thailand can be both very rewarding or horrifying experience.  However, when actually reading online in many travel forums or discussion boards, it will seem their are more horror "Thai Gem scams" story tales then the pleasant rewarding ones. It has always been a fact that negative news like revolutions, accidents, … Continue reading How to Buy Gemstones in Bangkok, Thailand?