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 ‘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?

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?