Buying Gemstones and Jewellery in Thailand Competition

We are delighted to present a unique and hugely interesting competition for our friends of Fan Club Thailand. We have three signed copies of the book, Buying Gemstones and Jewellery in Thailand, which launched today (22nd January 2019) to give to three of our lucky readers.

The book was written by Gem Stone Detective, Kim Rix, professional photographer and gemmologist (GIA). Kim was bitten by the travel bug early in life and has travelled to more than 50 countries exploring exotic and faraway locations including Sri Lanka, Australia, Thailand and Myanmar (Burma) which have provided great inspiration for her series of books.

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Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Looking at the map, the tea leaves predict that Thailand may be in the planning for a future visit. With an interest in acquiring gemstones and jewellery, this pocket guide would certainly come in handy. The material contained in this tutorial was well-written and organized in an orderly fashion.

For an initial understanding, the author began the dialogue by classifying gemstones from precious to semi-precious. The narrative went on to define the origin and mineral composition of where many of the gemstones are found. With some mineral locations drying up, Thailand is known to import many for its steady trade. It’s a huge business.

Many pictures highlight the journey of gemstones through people, places and the many brilliant gems. However, a word of caution is needed when visiting Thailand with the intention of deciding to make a purchase of a gemstone. It comes highly recommended to make all gem purchases from a reputable dealer at an actual brick-and-mortar location.

On a closing word, there’s an important point to consider that appears throughout the book. Hucksters with clever scams are plentiful and claim themselves to be experts within the field of gemmology. With countless fraudsters abound, their sole intent is to part the unknowing tourist from their hard-earned cash. Have fun but remember one thing – buyer beware.

Competition Terms and Conditions

Competition closes Sunday 10th February 2019 midnight.

Winner announced and informed by Tuesday 12th February 2019 5pm.

The winner has 48 hours to accept and confirm their attendance otherwise another winner will be chosen.

Open to UK residents over 18 only.

The prize will be posted by Royal Mail Signed For Next Day Delivery to a UK address only.

The prize has no monetary value, cannot be exchanged for cash and is not transferable.

The promoter reserves the right to cancel or change the prize at its discretion.