though be sure to make comparisons between
like items this is important tip for making jewelry
and gem purchases.
2.Never let a shop dealer or shop assistant pressure
you into a purchase.
3.Never let a newfound friend or a tout take you
shopping. Stores give commissions to these
people and that cost is reflected in the price
4.You best guide is what you like . Do not buy
jewerlry and gems for the purpose of
investment or resale. They may have such
appreciation potential , but there are no guarantees.
Shop for pleasure not for frofit.
5. When shopping or buying in hotel arcades pay
high rents and accordingly prices tend to be
higher than at generally street shops. On the
other hand, hotel arcades are very convenient
if you have little time for shopping. More over ,
prestigious hotels generally attract quality shops.
6.Obtain a receipt for goods bought and check
it is correct before leaving the shop.
7.Assess the sales assistants When making jewelry
and gem purchases . Do they appear knowledgeable?
Are they willing to discuss an item’s bad as well as
8. Reputable shops will give a written agreement
to a full refund on any goods (jewelry and gem)
returned.If a shop refuses to do this,go elsewhere.
9. Choose a shop carefully. Make sure it is a
specialist In that field and not simply a general
10.Sometime, Beware bounder running jewelry
and gem scams are ubiquitous on Bangkok's
streets , for example Tuk Tuk drivers
especially offering free rides to nearby shop,
they are common on the make. Reccommend
find sign of The TAT (Tourism Authority of
Thailand) provides quality assurance through
the jewel .Look for their ruby-ring logo on
front of shop.
11.When shopping jewelry and gem ,look out
for signs "VAT" Refund for tourists. They
should have the PPIO form to enable you to
claim back 7% on purchases when you leave
the Thailand on an international flight. Have
your passport and tickets with you when you
want to buy and prepare to have your purchase.