Bangkok: The Department of International Trade Promotion (DITP), Ministry of Commerce, guarantees the quality and craftsmanship of Thai jewellery brands with the Thailand Trust Mark or T Mark, a symbol of trusted quality and excellence, while preparing to host the 60th edition of the Bangkok Gems and Jewellery Fair which will take place from September 6 to 10 at Challenger Hall 1-3, IMPACT Muang Thong Thani, Bangkok.
With the gems and jewellery industry in Thailand on the rise, the country is now the world’s 10th largest gems and jewellery exporting country, and exports of gems and jewellery, excluding gold, are forecast to rise 5% this year to US$7.32 billion according to the Ministry of Commerce.
Though the gems and jewellery industry in Thailand have greatly expanded, manufacturers are designing and producing jewellery with more care than ever to cater to the styles of international buyers and to keep up the world-renowned reputation of Thai jewellery.
“Thailand is a hub for exquisite, high quality jewellery designs at affordable prices,” says Thanyaporn Chiewhatpong, marketing manager of Grace of Art, a jewellery brand that received T Mark in 2015.
To reassure the quality and craftsmanship of jewellery made in Thailand, buyers can look for the Thailand Trust Mark or T Mark, established by the DITP in 2012 to strengthen and promote Thai products and services with trusted quality in every dimension from the highest standard of production, fair labour, giving consideration to environmental concerns and social responsibility with the most important factor as the “Heartmade Quality”.
Many Thai jewellery brands have received T Mark such as Dhanu, de facto Asia, Beauty Gems, Pranda Jewellery, The Premier and Maya Trade, all of which are leading jewellery brands that are exported worldwide and are well-known for being handcrafted in Thailand.
Currently, 738 Thai companies in eight industries have received T Mark, including companies producing jewellery, fashion products, lifestyle products, food and agricultural products, to companies in the service industry.
To see the world-famous gems and jewellery from Thailand, visit the Bangkok Gems and Jewellery Fair where suppliers and designers will showcase their products in more than 2,100 booths during the 5-day fair.