Jewelry Trade Center houses the largest collection of jewellers in Bangkok and is a name renowned with gems and jewels. Everyone from serious dealers to brides-to-be travel the world to buy precious stones in Thailand due to the famously lower prices than found elsewhere in the world. One downside of this for foreign visitors is the difficulty in finding genuine dealers who offer authentic prices and quality workmanship.
JTC on Silom Road is the best place if you’re looking for genuine, trustworthy dealers, as the Asian Institute of Gemmological Sciences (AIGS) provides 100% accurate certification of stones, and each of the shops listed below sell items with the AIGS assurance. Plus, there is a seven day full refund guarantee on any purchase. These really are jewellery shops you can trust in Bangkok:
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Gems and Jewels
1. Ann Gems
Ann Gems is a specialist in platinum jewellery and among the leading platinum jewellery dealers in Asia. This rare material is uncommon in Thailand, whereas the international market is more in demand of platinum, especially in Japan where Ann has many repeat customers. Occupying a bright corner store on the ground floor of Jewelry Trade Center, Ann herself is extremely knowledgeable about the jewellery and gemstone industry as she worked for years as a gem stone dealer so she has a wealth of experience which she is happy to share with her customers.
Ann works with a Thai and Japanese team to design modern and ornate pieces of jewellery which are popular in Japan and across Asia, with very high quality gem setting. Spinel gems are another speciality of Ann Gems (spinel is the bright red centrepiece gemstone in Queen Elizabeth II of England‘s Imperial State Crown). We like that fact that Ann already has a host of designs to choose from, although she is also able to create custom jewellery.
- Address: Ann Gems G Floor, Room No.107
- Tel: +(66)81-6162522, firstname.lastname@example.org
2. Pink Sapphires by B.G.T
This specialist stall is run by a charming and sincere lady called Rose on the basement floor of Jewelry Trade Center and specialises in sheer pink sapphires, coming all sizes from pin prick-sized 1mm stones, up to impressive centrepiece stunners. These rare stones are mined in Madagascar and are completely natural, without any chemical treatments. There are heated and unheated sapphires available, all backed by a certificate of authenticity from AIGS.
Pink Sapphires by B.G.T. has calibrated gems, ready to set in a piece of jewellery and have wholesale and retail options for interested parties. Rose started her business back in the 1980s in California, before moving back to Thailand as the precious stone market is so active here. In that time, many world famous luxury fashion brands from Europe and America have sourced pink sapphires through Mrs Rose because of her contacts and great value.
- Address: Pink Sapphire B1 Floor, Booth No. JB145
- Tel: +(66)86-9914013 Rose.email@example.com
3. Yellow Sapphire Store
This family run business specialises in yellow sapphires, a beautiful precious stone native to Thailand, which has a deeper yellow hue that is unique to the stones mined in the east of the country. Originally from the province of Chantaburi, Yellow Sapphire Store has their own factory so every step of the process is supervised and quality is assured: from the cutting process (all done by hand), to the heating and even delivery. With customers sourcing gems from Mr.Ake-Arin and his family, it’s clear they provide an excellent product, plus yellow sapphires are excellent value when compared to other precious stones.
Yellow Sapphire Store also deal in other gems, and have built a very strong reputation, especially in India and across South and Southeast Asia. This store is fairly new to Jewelry Trade Center, as formerly the family would conduct business at trade fairs only. Having a permanent home is far more convenient for anyone looking for yellow sapphires at the best quality and price.
- Address: Yellow Sapphire 2 Floor, Booth No. JB208
- Tel: +(66)90-9453448, Fluke.firstname.lastname@example.org
4. Prado gems
If you are looking for unique gemstones from Brazil, such as rhodonites, tourmaline or aquamarine, then Prado Gems is the ideal store. Run by a team of Brazilians, you can get specialist advice here on these rare stones, and with prices starting from $3 per carat for rhodonites (this price obviously increases with higher quality stones), they are great value, and the mingling hues of yellow to red makes an interesting and unique centrepiece for jewellery.
- Address: Prado Gems B1 Floor, Booth No. JB151
- Tel: +(66)80-0994043, email@example.com
5. Hay Mar Gems
Specialising in precious stones from Myanmar, Hay Mar Gems is known for their extensive collection of rubies, sapphires and jade. Awarded 4-star quality rating from the '2013 OTOP Awards' (a Thai government initiative to promote the best businesses in Thailand), this family run business has 15 years of experience in the industry. Prices are excellent and gems are expertly crafted.
The range of stones is a real plus point at Hay Mar Gems, as is the encyclopaedic knowledge of the staff, who are happy to explain the intricacies of precious stones to visitors with limited knowledge of gems found in Southeast Asia.
- Address: Hay Mar Gems B1 Floor, Room No. B04B
- Tel: +(66)89-6449162, Haymar.firstname.lastname@example.org
1. Expert Gems
Expert Gems has a superb collection of sophisticated, standout jewellery, with a wide range of precious stones and styles – everything from rings, pendants, brooches and earrings (in silver and gold) can be found here, and each piece is labelled as limited edition or a unique, one-of-a-kind item. Another business in Jewelry Trade Center to be awarded the OTOP 4 star rating from the IFIA Federation, a big plus point about this shop is the excellent variety of sizes, shapes and prices. Plus, a lifetime, worldwide guarantee is offered on all of the items for sale at Expert Gems, which offers even more peace-of-mind.
All items are made by hand and guaranteed to be authentic, and because they produce everything in their own factory, the quality of craftsmanship is exceedingly high. As one of the most prominent names at JTS, Expert Gems has an extensive export network and has partners all over the world with items for wholesale and retail.
- Address: Expert Gems G Floor, Room No. 111
- Tel: +(66)81-5585721, email@example.com
2. Lucky Merry Gems
Lucky Merry Gems is one of the largest store in Jewelry Trade Center, with a superb showroom that retains a sophisticated appeal and some real standout pieces of jewellery, especially some strikingly pure green emerald. Run by Mr Kodama Satoshi, the extensive range of jewellery here runs from African and South American emeralds to Japanese pearls and everything in between.
Mr Satoshi proudly displays his certification from the Japan Jewellery Business School on his wall, and uses his own manufacturing facility to ensure expert craftsmanship throughout the entire process of bringing gem and jewellery to the market. Whether you are looking for a wedding ring or ornate necklace, Lucky Merry Gems has many options to choose from.
- Address: Lucky Merry Gems B1 Floor, Room No. B35
- Tel: +(66)2-6301525, firstname.lastname@example.org
3. Trocadero Jewelry
Trocadero Jewelry stands out in Jewelry Trade Center as they stock a great range of new gems along with an intriguing range of antique jewellery, ornaments and furnishings. Run by a father, daughter and son team, diamonds are one of their specialities and they are well known for wedding rings, and due to their experience, can also offer priceless advice to brides-to-be on wedding plans. The head of the family, Mr.Varidh, is a master setter and is renowned in the business.
Trocadero Jewelry is happy to design custom jewellery, and usually asks from around two weeks to complete the entire process, although they have been known to produce items even quicker in special circumstances. Another definite plus for foreign guests is that there is one price for everything here. Prices are explicitly labelled and the same for everyone as they believe their prices offer excellent value.
- Address: Trocadero Jewelry 2 Floor, Room No. 204
- Tel: +(66)81-9337892, email@example.com
4. Art Zoba
Art Zoba focuses on fashion jewellery that is modern and elegant. Using natural precious and semi-precious stones to adorn freeform necklaces, bracelets and rings, this fashion brand takes its inspiration from the colours and shapes of nature. The pieces here will no doubt attract younger customers or at least the young at heart, although due to the elliptical shapes and blended stones which combine earthy hues, this jewellery could be worn by anyone and in any situation. Art Zoba was awarded the Talent Thai award in 2011 and 2012 as a proof of their standing in the industry.
- Address: Art Zoba G Floor, Booth No. JBG04
- Tel: +(66)86-7821711, firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com