Thailand is a gold lover’s dream with a plethora of Thai gold stores spanning over Phuket.
Its well worth spending time looking around when it comes to buying such an expensive item as some excellent bargains can be found if you search hard enough.
Thai gold chains, Thai gold earrings and bracelets to pendants and other delicately exquisite pieces.
It’s all here at fixed prices according to the “baht” weight of the item and of course the level of workmanship.
This can be confusing for some new comers as “baht” is the Thai currency as well as the measured weight of Thai gold in Phuket but it’s easy to explain.
1 baht is 15.16grams and will cost approximately 10,000 Thai baht; it’s as simple as that.
If you wish to have a ring engraved then be weary as the cost can be extremely high and could cost you double the price of the ring if you don’t shop around which would be crazy to except in any country.
Please also note that engraved gold rings must be 96.5% as the normal 99% gold is too soft.
The ancient art of creating Thai silverware and ornaments has been enjoyed by Thai people for centuries and has found a large place on the world market as popularity for these spectacularly designed pieces of jewelry has grown.
The majority of silverware stems from the region of ChiangMai where Thai craftsmen have maintained that traditional fine workmanship of there ancestors and retained the all important quality.
Finished products are then brought to and sold in Phuket which is under strict control of the government prescribing that the content of pure silver in silver production must be no less than 92.5% although most items are at a high of 99% leaving little doubt of its purity.