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S.J. International, Bangkok

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Gift & Specialty Shop Shopping
Browse through an impressive collection of jewelry at S.J. International, a Thai jeweler with over 30 years of experience. Browse through a selection of jewelry centered on colored stones: sapphire, tanzanite,turquoise, topaz, citrine, peridot, and pearl jewelry. The store offers all sorts of details like which birthstones correspond to which month of the year. You can also have the store custom design a piece for you--the company employs goldsmiths, diamond graders, gemologists, and other service-oriented staff that are able to provide feedback and suggestions. Put S.J. International into our Bangkok itinerary planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • I purchased a diamond engagement ring from S.J. International for my now fiance while I was in Bangkok. I had been referred to S.J. International by a family friend, and had contacted them before arri...  more »
  • I have been purchasing my jewelry from SJ for over 20 years - even after leaving Bangkok and returning to the States. Their gemstones are excellent, they bend over backwards to help you and the prices...  more »
  • I have purchased several pieces of jewelry from S and J since 2001. Every piece has been reasonably priced and gorgeous. They are honest and reliable. Recently I thought I had lost a favorite bracelet...  more »
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  • This place is a scam. Let me tell you my story. First day in Bangkok, went to to grand palace, then walked by wat pho. Outside wat pho and Thai man approached us enthusiastically telling us "this temple is closed to public right now for prayer, but will be open at 1800". He suggested we take a Tuk Tuk around to standing Buddha, happy Buddha and some other well know tourist sites. He circled locations on the map and also wrote Thai export. For 100 baht it sounded like fun. The Tuk Tuk, very nice man took us around, waited for us at each location...we went down some remote roads to the white Buddha temple. We were the only ones there, very small. Upon leaving the man who was standing at the door starting chit chatting, he spoke perfect English. Talked about all the places in USA that he visited. Then began to tell us how he afforded to go to college abroad. INVESTING IN SAPPHIRES. He said "One week per year the government allows sapphires from exporting shops to be bought by the public tax free, they do not charge the 195% tax". When asked why on earth they would do this he said "so the young people here can afford to get an education abroad by selling, then come back to the country to work". This man had such an elaborate yet convincing story. So of course, the Tuk Tuk took us the this shop. Upon entering, it seemed a bit sketchy but we casually looked around, while the 10 employees sat around looking busy. The owner Chan, started talking and of course told us about the tax free week...promised us that we can sell for at least double in USA, named all NYC jewelers. He explained that we can each only take $5,000 USD on the plane, his story went on. We were suckers and gave in, the get rich fast scheme hit us hard. We bought a pair earrings and a ring. Chan provided us with endless documents proving the value of the ring etc, we left. Immediately back at the hotel and on wifi we quickly found out we were scammed. We talked to the hotel who was extremely helpful and took us to the tourist police. The hotel said this is one of the biggest scams in Bangkok, as does the internet, trip advisor etc....the value of the products at this shop is EXTREMELY LOW. We worked out a deal and got 90% return after the police had the owner come to the station. The tourist police were almost hinting that we couldn't not file a report. It was either get 90% back or file report...not both. Our hotel later informed us after we left that this was because the police get a cut of money for not filing a report and reporting/shutting down this FRAUDULENT business, it is all corrupt. LEARN FROM OUR MISTAKE!
  • I purchased what was sold to me as a genuine ruby ring and genuine ruby earrings to the tune of $9,000 USD. Imagine my disappointment and chagrin when my jeweler back home in Texas came back to me with appraisals on both items stating they were a man made product! I feel cheated and misinformed and thoroughly disgusted. They offered no compensation for their fraudulent representation. So much for their stated "exclusive guarantee". Go elsewhere in Bangkok for your jewelry!
  • The only jeweler I will shop with in Thailand. I was initially referred here by a friend that worked in Thailand for three years and would highly recommend anyone to shop here. Everything we've purchased has appraised significantly higher than what we paid and the designs, variety, and staff are all excellent. We look forward to our next trip to Bangkok for another visit!
  • hi, S.J International.. im from philippines... im willing to buy, but im confuse if you are sending the item in my country???
  • Dear MANAGER,,,,S.J.International,125/8 I m an indian nd recently purchased a ring frm u on August 29,2013 nd its sold by CHAN,bt i m recently disappointed by d fact dat its value in INDIA z almost d half of wat i paid to you over dere,it was 13000 bhat,bt in INDIA nobody is valuing it for more dan rs.12000,also i saw ur reviews dat ur product can b changed nywhre thruout INDIA,bt it ws a big FALSE REVIEW,coz nobody z ready to accept d ring wdout authentication certificate,u DITCHED me by gvng handmade CERTIGICATE OF GUARANTEE,its not valid nywhre in INDIA,evybdy say its a useless certificate,its invalid. the details of my ring is 1Pc.YELLOW SAPPHIRE 0.52ct.with Diamond 0.09 ct.Ring set in 18K Gold setting whch z sold by CHAN on 29 Aug,2013 its a requst 4m d manager to pz snd me d authentication certificate at 16/17,MAHAVIR ENCLAVE,BAREWAL ROAD,LUDHIANA,PUNJAB,IN a/c of MR.MANISH JAIN,OR gv me d value back thru courier,or gv me d solution, i m vry upset aftr being DITCHED by u,after being a prt of such a renowned company,hw cn u gv false reviews to us?hw cn u DITCH US lik dat?WE want a SOLUTION,AS FAST AS U CAN,ELSE I WIL KP ON SENDING SUCH REVIEWS,AS I M REALY HURT, GV US D WAY TO GET RID OF DS PRBM.

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