For many decades, Thailand has been renowned in the gems and jewellery industry for sourcing the most exquisite gemstones, including rubies, sapphires, and various other precious stones in diverse sizes, colours, and origins. The country's expertise in heat treatment, passed down through generations of skilled craftsmen, is unmatched worldwide, reflecting the exceptional craftsmanship of its workforce.
Thailand not only excels in heat treatment but also boasts a rich tradition of jewellery making, with different provinces specialising in various aspects of this art. For instance, Kanchanaburi is famous for its blue sapphires while Chanthaburi is a gemstone destination, Chiangmai in the north is known for silver, and in the heart of bustling Bangkok, Yaowarat, or Chinatown, serves as the ultimate hub for trading various types, sizes, and styles of gold bars and gold jewellery, attracting buyers from around the world.
Moreover, the industry has played an important role in supporting the economy, demonstrating resilience even during economic downturns. Amidst the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, Thailand's gems and jewellery sector showcases the promise of emerging as a global jewellery trading hub. Specifically, Thailand holds a wealth of manufacturing expertise, with Thai artisans dominating exceptional skills and craftsmanship in the treatment, cutting, setting, and design of jewellery products that are globally renowned.
Thai business operators are skilled at quickly adjusting to changing market trends, finding materials, using effective marketing, and meeting customer needs. Thanks to its strong technology infrastructure, resources, and skilled workforce, Thailand has become the preferred manufacturing hub for numerous international jewellery brands.
The Bangkok Gems & Jewelry Fair is now in its 68th edition. The fair brings together buyers, sellers, traders, manufacturers, designers, and boutiques, providing them with a central location to discover top-quality gemstones and jewellery while promoting connections and staying updated on the latest industry trends. Through seminars, exhibitions, and a multitude of events hosted at the fair, participants gain a unique opportunity to find inspiration and potential new partners to advance their businesses.
The 68th Bangkok Gems and Jewellery Fair is taking place on September 6-10 at Queen Sirikit National Convention Center (QSNCC).