Become a gem hunter on the roads of Thailand !
Thailand has always been renowned for the wealth of its precious and fine stones. Its capital Bangkok is a very important trading center, which takes place in the Silom district, and in particular within the very famous JTC (Jewelery Trade Center).
DISCOVERY Gems, offers you an exceptional stay in this country to discover the most exceptional stones present in this country, through the vibrant city of Bangkok.
This program is for groups of 6 people maximum. (Stay possible all year round). Exclusive programme also possible for groups of less than or more than 6 people throughout the year, extension to Sri-Lanka also possible from Thailand. (upon request)
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Day 1 : Welcome at Bangkok airport, then check in at your hotel located in the lively Silom district, afternoon free.
Day 2 : Free morning, then departure for the JTC (Jewelery Trade Center), in the Silom district of Bangkok.
Day 3 : Visit of several dealers near the JTC, and within the JTC, then possibility to buy gemmological material near the hotel.
Day 4 : Visit of the traders within the JTC.
Day 5 : Visit of the traders within the JTC.
Day 6 : Visit the traders within the JTC.
Day 7 : Transfer to Bangkok airport to fly to Europe or Sri Lanka.
This price includes: transfers from and to Bangkok airport, hotel accommodation in single room, breakfasts, ground transportation, entrance fees for the monuments mentioned, guides, all visits and file fees. No visa required for entry into Thailand for French nationals.
This price does not include: the international flight from your country of origin(Return flight from Paris from 450 €/person), lunches, dinners, drinks, your personal expenses and additional purchases of stones, tips and possible taxes, as well as individual insurance.
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Trained as a jeweler and gemologist at GIA, Benoît invites you to discover his passion for gemstones. Fascinated by stones since his childhood, he never ceases to carry you away in his world of colors and unique journeys.
With more than 20 years of experience in jewelry and gemology, as a trader for the most exclusives jewelers at Place Vendôme in Paris and with artisan jewelers between Asia and France, he puts all of his trading experience and expertise at your service
Gemology was an integral part of Benoît Charbonneau’s education, at the end of 6 years of jewellery studies. After obtaining his graduation and winning several awards in jewellery, the young gemologist first worked as a jeweller in the prestigious workshops of the Place Vendôme in Paris, then for the famous jeweller "Chopard" in St Barths during 6 years. Before its return to France, he spent 6 months at the GIA (Gemological Institute of America) in the United States to perfect his technical expertise in gemology.
After his experience in St Barths with an elite clientele, this jeweller-gemologist settled in France, and several positions in the jewellery business, Benoît Charbonneau's experience, knowledge and personality found an effective way to express itself by specialising in the trade and opening his company GEM SELECTION in 2015 in France.
Because we believe that your gemology experience should be unique and unforgettable, we have personally selected each of your hotels with the utmost care.