4Cs

How to Determine a Value of Blue Sapphire? Based on 4Cs plus OT – A Buying Guide [Video]

I decided to do a video tutorial explaining how I will go about determining the value of a blue sapphire. The method I used to determine the value is by first categorizing the stone based on the 4Cs + OT method. The six criteria I have summarized in bullet form below: HOW TO DETERMINE A …

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Are Engagement Rings Cheaper in Thailand?

Is it Cheap to Buy Diamond Engagement Ring in Bangkok? How competitive is it to buy a diamond engagement ring in Thailand? Being ‘one the major traditional center for gems and jewelry trade,’  we expected diamond rings to be competitively priced in Bangkok. So, for this blog post we actually decided to check objectively how …

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How would I choose a diamond ring? – GIA Graduate Gemologist Opinion

How Should I Choose a Diamond Ring? For the last few years, I have custom made quite a few diamond engagement rings for locals, tourists and expats in Bangkok and most often the first question I am asked is ‘How should I choose a diamond ring?’. A perfectly relevant question it is, coming from someone who …

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How much does no oil emerald cost? Five No Oil Emerald Comparison

How much does it cost to buy a 1 to 3 carat untreated, no oil, 100% natural emerald from Zambia?

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 …

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

BUYING DIAMOND ONLINE IN BANGKOK Buying a diamond online 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 …

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How much does it cost to buy Natural Burma Ruby 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?” …

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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 …

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Where and how to buy diamonds in Bangkok, Thailand?

ภาษาไทย Buy Diamonds in Bangkok, Thailand – Facts 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 …

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Diamond Basic 101: The Diamond’s 5Cs

ภาษาไทย Diamonds are easier to classify and buy then colored gemstones. This is due to being white in color plus having standardized 4Cs criteria. Diamond’s 4Cs are color, clarity, cut and carat weight. For this post, I added one more “C” as a certificate. Certificate quality is also relevant in determining how much a diamond …

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