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Gemstone Detective: Buying Gemstones and Jewellery in Thailand

(3 customer reviews)



Add some sparkle to your next adventure… learn how to buy gemstones with expert help!

This pocket travel guide is part of the ‘Gemstone Detective’ series, created for those planning a trip to the vibrant country of Thailand.

Known as the ‘Land of Smiles’, Thailand is famous for its exquisite gemstones and jewellery.

Written by Kim Rix, a gemmologist (GIA) and professional photographer who has travelled to more than 50 countries, this book explains in simple terms how to make a smart purchase to treasure forever.

If you are considering buying a gemstone or piece of jewellery on your holiday, this invaluable handbook contains all the practical advice, tips and essential grassroots information you need to make your purchase – no matter how big or small. Whether you are shopping for a special occasion or simply for a souvenir, Buying Gemstones and Jewellery in Thailand will help you avoid the infamous gem scams all tourists need to be aware of.

Kim Rix is dedicated to visiting each country in the ‘Gemstone Detective’ series, to provide readers with up-todate and trusted information. Her aim is to help travellers avoid the cons, tricks and disappointments of a bad buying decision. Without this book, you could make a very expensive mistake!

3 reviews for Gemstone Detective: Buying Gemstones and Jewellery in Thailand

  1. Vanessa Thompson

    I found Buying Gemstones & Jewellery In Sri Lanka The Gemstone Detective Series by Kim Rix – a little gem of a book. Especially as I was lucky enough to go there for my Honeymoon 25 years ago. It is a beautiful country to visit. This little book brought back lots of lovely special memories for me especially as we purchased a beautiful Sapphire from Sri Lanka and had a ring made there and I still wear it today.

    This book is crammed with so much information on what to look for. Where to go, do’s and don’ts etc when you are purchasing gemstones. You could be anywhere in the world, this book would be a brilliant guidebook on what to look for etc. If you want to purchase some gemstones to be made into something special. It was a lovely little book with so much information any traveller would love to read about.

  2. Mark Smith (verified owner)

    I am a qualified and experienced Gemmologist and I am in Chanthaburi on a buying trip now, I must give credit where its due I found Kim’s ‘Gemstone Detective’ to be a most useful tool that I take along with me and I will use her other books again when I visit other countries, Thank you Kim.

    Mark Smith. BSc(Hons) Gemmology and Jewellery studies.

  3. Sarajane Newlands

    It is a great book full of information for tourists. I can certainly recommend it to anyone that needs this knowledge; with many young backpackers wanting to buy stones to sell when they get home. I bought jewellery and gems when I travelled as a student years ago – and I wish I had read your book! Also I have come across a lot of military people that buy gems overseas and always get ripped off!
    Many thanks

  4. Melinda Handgen

    I used Kim’s book while planning a recent trip to Thailand. As a graduate gemologist, I was glad to see factual but easy to understand information about gems and that reassured me that I could trust the rest of the information in her book. Kim gives a great overview of local customs and common sense travel advice. As a first time visitor to Thailand, I felt more confident while gem shopping in Chanthaburi. I found this book to be so useful that I’ve also purchased “Buying Gemstones and Jewellery Worldwide” and it’s another great book from Kim Rix!

  5. Petre T. (verified owner)

    Buying gemstones and jewellery in Thailand – is a very useful book, more precisely a manual, for anyone who wants to travel in Thailand and needs relevant information about what is happening there in the field of gemstone trade. With the help of the information in this book it will be easier for me in my journey that I intend to make. Kim Rix had the brilliant idea to put together details, tips and information relevant to anyone interested in this fascinating field.

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