Over the past few decades, Thailand has become the world’s primary ruby and sapphire center. In fact, most of the world’s rubies and sapphires pass through Thailand before reaching people all across the globe. Here are the top 5 gems for you to look out for when traveling through the land of smiles.
Chanthaburi Yellow Sapphire
A renowned Swiss Gemologist, Dr. Edward Gublin once said that the yellow sapphires of Chanthaburi were the best in the world. They exhibit a wonderful brilliancy and incredible clarity when cut just right.
‘Siamese rubies’ from Chanthaburi are known throughout the world for their brilliance and clarity. Unlike other rubies, Siamese rubies exhibit a clear crystalline quality that allows light to be reflected back to the viewer without too much interference from internal impurities.
Kanchanaburi Blue Sapphire
Exhibiting vibrant, rich hues, blue sapphires from Chanthaburi and Kanchanaburi have gained a solid reputation as being equal to those of Burma and Sri Lanka. They display a milky blue color with a greenish hue. A real eye catching mix.
Thai Black Star Sapphire
Thailand’s black sapphires are considered the best in the world due to the sharpness of their stars, which are known to display a bright golden hue.
What makes green sapphires from Thailand so special is their brightness. Most green sapphires are dark, but Thailand is blessed with the rare, brightly colored stones.