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Sep 24th, 2002, 04:04 AM
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Thailand jewelry store to re-set gemstone

I've read the majority of postings regarding jewelry, but has not come across something similar to my question. I have a gemstone that I want set on a 14K or 18K gold man's ring. I will be in Bangkok and Chiang Mai in late October. Does anyone know of a jewelry store in either city who would do that within a day (or 2) ?
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Sep 24th, 2002, 05:55 AM
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Any reputable jeweler could do that. You'll save a little $$ by having it done there. You'll likely get 18k gold, as higher karat gold is preferred in Thailand. For a man's ring, you might feel that's too soft. The jeweler who's address I sent you via e-mail can certainly do that.
 
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Sep 24th, 2002, 08:51 AM
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Thank you, Kathie. You've been very helpful.
 
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Sep 24th, 2002, 06:30 PM
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i always hesitate to recomend but we have had very very good luck with Thai Stone Jewerly (ask for porn {that's her name})...it is just at sukumvit, soi 4--one half block down in the Nana Hotel(Tel: 2520121) lobby--around the corner from the jw marriott hotel....
DON'T BE PUT OFF BY THE HOTEL OR BY THE SHOP...they are honest and do a great job
my wife has had many things made, including resetting her engagement ring and we plan to have more done in november when in bangkok
our best man has been dealing with them since the viet nam war and has been very satisfied..

tell them bob kimball from boston sent you in...

know exactly what you want done...bring a picture or a sketch..porn will also help you and draw things from your suggestions...

14k is available but mostly thailand has 18k+

they do lots of custom work

remember don't be off put by the looks of the hotel or shop

naoland ho is the owner---he is the older man (50's or 60's) if he is there

good luck
 
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Sep 28th, 2002, 10:54 AM
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Thanks to you too Bob. I will try yours and Kathie's suggestions. I had emailed Thai Gems,but the store did not understand what re-set meant until I explained in detail. Looks like a ring without the gemstone is called a blank setting.
 
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Sep 28th, 2002, 07:45 PM
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our best friend has recently had very good interaction with thai gems
on silom road...we plan to visit it this november

we will buy from thai stone--i am sure too as i mentioned above
 
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