Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Bangkok Gemstone Market

Last Thursday, I had a meeting with Navneet Gems to talk about the growing industry of the wholesale gemstones from Thailand. Also, I was introduced to the magnificent Peridot, which it is a birthstone for August babes (my birthday month!). This casual meeting went well and it was an honour to be able to get to know one of the oldest Indian-Thai companies in Thailand. 

Have you ever been to Silom Road before? Not only it is a street for the crazy Songkran festival, but many companies also located there. My memories of this road is all about the massive park, Hindu temple, and my favorite Ramen shop. However, it is the prime location for the wholesale business, as well as, jewelry lovers too. In fact, the wholesale market of this field has been growing constantly, because Thai people are more interested in gems nowadays, compared to the past. Besides, Thailand also offers the reasonable values of the products (well, based on my experience).

As stated above, I was introduced to the gorgeous Peridot, the gemstone of my birthday month, and I absolutely adore it. Normally, my preference in terms of colors is black& violet, yet I also have a soft spot for the green gem like Emerald. My grandmother has passed down lots of Emerald jewelries to my mother, while insisting "Just wait til Gail is OLDER, then she can have these" So, basically, I am not allowed to own them for now. 

The sparkling topaz was added around the ring, of course, it makes Peridot look even more dazzling! However, it doesn't have the total green shade like the Emerald. Instead, Peridot usually comes in the light green with the touch of a golden shade. That is why it has been called "The color of summer

Many times, I bought the rings from the high-street stores, yet they have changed the color to be kind of rusty green, which doesn't look great all all... So, ladies, the advice from the jewelry expert is to keep it in the place with the least moist. For example, if I have to keep this Peridot ring in a box or any types of containers, I will have to put in a small plastic bag, then layer with another bag with a zip lock. As a result, there won't be any air leaking in. 

เมื่อวันพฤหัสที่ผ่านมาแก้วได้มีโอกาสไปมีทติ้งกับ Navneet Gems เพื่อพูดคุยแลกเปลี่ยนประสบการณ์ในเรื่องตลาด gemstones ในเมืองไทย อีกทั้งแก้วยังได้รู้จัก Peridot ซึ่งเป็นอัญมณีสีเขียวอ่อนสำหรับคนเกิดในเดือนสิงหาคมอีกด้วย การพูดคุยในครั้งนี้ทำให้แก้วได้รู้จักวงการอัญมณีในประเทศไทยมากขึ้นค่ะ คือจริงๆไม่มีความรู้เรื่องนี้เลยนอกจากจำมาตั้งแต่เด็กว่าจะต้องใส่อัญมณีสีเขียวเพราะเป็นคนเกิดวันพุธ แต่พอมาอ่านรายละเอียดอีกทีก็เพิ่งรู้ว่า อ้าว! Peridot นี่สำหรับคนเกิดเดือน 8 นี่นาซึ่งเป๊ะมากเพราะเป็นเดือนเกิดของแก้วเอง งานนี้บอกได้เลยว่าทำให้แฟชั่นบล็อกเกอร์อย่าง The Equinox Fashion ได้ความรู้ไปแบบเต็มๆ ทั้งเทคนิคในการดูของจริง ของปลอม รวมถึงการเก็บรักษาไม่ให้เปลี่ยนสีอีกด้วย


  1. Peridot is such a beautiful stone! Hopefully you will be allowed to wear your Grandmother's treasures very soon!
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena

  2. This ring is so beautiful!! I love the colour of peridot, I recently bought my Grandma some peridot earrings for her 80th birthday :) xx

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  4. The color is gorgeous, so perfect! And lovely that it's your bday month! Xx


  5. Ah it's beautiful! LOVE It


  6. What a jem! Such a pretty green stone, I love it!
    I just followed your lovely blog. Please follow me back. Would love to stay in touch :)


  7. This ring is so pretty ! I love the gem green shade.
    pretty vintage !

  8. i've never liked peridot being my birthstone because i'm not the biggest fan of green.. but this ring is beautiful! also, if i were you i'd be too impatient to wait to get the emerald jewellery, haha:-) how lovely of your grandma to (eventually) give them to you! xx