Thailand is a massive user of artificial
gems & gemstones. There are not so many manufacturers of synthetic
stones in Thailand. The manufacturers I know of produce high grade
specialty gems rather than the mass produced variety.
Without doubt the most important segment of
this market is the import of Cubic Zirconia for use in the fashion
jewelry and garment industry. CZ as it is commonly known comes from four
main sources: Austrian Cubic Zirconia, Eastern European Cubic Zirconia,
Korean and Chinese Cubic Zirconia. The prices and quality vary widely
depending on the origin of these artificial stones.
By far the best quality comes of course
from the original makers of Cubic Zirconia - Swarovski. The second
grades come usually from Korea and Eastern Europe and Chinese CZ is used
normally in cheap low cost items like children's jewelry and for garment
There are of course many other artificial
stones used here in Thailand. Artificial diamonds, emeralds and rubies
are used as low cost alternatives to the real gems when set in costume
jewelry pieces. I saw some really beautiful artificial opals the other
week imported from Australia. These artificial gems are not normally
used or sold as fake gems but just to give the buyer a low cost but high
quality look alike jewel to use in their products.
There is of course the issue of gem
scams. There are several unscrupulous gem shops in Bangkok who prey on
the greed and naivety of tourists. However the gems used in these scams
are not normally fake gems but rather real gems of inferior quality.
A "synthetic" gemstone is
laboratory-grown, or manufactured. All the chemical, physical, and
optical characteristics of synthetic gemstones are identical to their
natural counterparts. Good synthetics have been made since the early
1900s. Because they mimic natural stones so well, most synthetics are
difficult to detect, even by experts. Often, the only clue is the
physical perfection of the stone--synthetics are usually flawless.
If you are looking to buy artificial gems
in wholesale quantities then going directly to the manufacturers in
Europe, Korea or China is one solution. However gem traders in Bangkok
can offer good deals on mixed stone lots that have been originally
Maybe you are a manufacturer of
artificial gems in which case you will be looking for customers in the
jewelry business in Thailand. We can certainly help here. Bangkok
Companies has an extensive database of jewelry companies in Thailand and
Jewelry manufacturers in Thailand. We would be happy to work with you in
your marketing efforts.
In any case please contact me
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