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?
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?
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?
Continuing with the series in how much a particular 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?
Making a custom wedding or engagement ring in Bangkok or anywhere in the world has never been easier or cheaper today. With the power of the World Wide Web you can now source your gemstone or diamond in wholesale, chose your custom design and get it all 60 to 90% cheaper than any major jewelry … Continue reading How to make a custom wedding / engagement ring in Bangkok, Thailand?
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?