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Where to Shop Mum-approved Jewellery in Bangkok for Mother’s Day
by: The Beat Asia
Every Aug. 12, Thais celebrate two of the most important events in the kingdom – Mother's Day and beloved Queen Sirikit’s birthday.
The first-ever Mother’s Day in Thailand was commemorated on April 15, 1950, however, it was changed to the birthday of the so-called “Mother of all Thai people,” also known as Her Majesty Queen Sirikit.
Queen Sirikit had been at the helm of serving the kingdom when the King decided to become a Buddhist monk. She became a competent queen and the Regent of Thailand and earned a number of accolades along the way, including the Humanitarian Award from the Asia Society, the Award of Excellence from the United Nations, and the Lindbergh Award.
Whether they’re your biological mother or a mother figure for Thais like Queen Sirikit, celebrating this special day is about thanking them for all their hard work and dedication. There are plenty of gift options you could give to your mum but if you’re looking for an extra special treat, you can never go wrong with a timeless piece of jewellery. Here’s where you can go bling shopping in Bangkok.
If your mum loves silver accessories, you should check out Shannta’s jewellery collections made from 99.9% pure silver.
The jewellery shop believes that silver is a “healing metal that helps tune the energies of the body with the music of the spheres” and serves as a protector to ward off evil spirits.
Each piece of jewellery is handcrafted by professional artisans who are trained in making fine silver trinkets as well as handmade silver objects. You will surely find unique pieces like albatross rings, tribal rings, flower-designed rings, and origami earrings and pendants of different animals.
Shannta also offers DIY classes and provides tools for those who want to hand-make their own silver jewellery. There are different workshops available everyday – Popular course (THB 1,800), Atelier your style course for pendants or earrings (THB2,300), Atelier your course for rings (THB3,200), Couple course for pendants (THB3,800) and rings (THB5,500).
Walk-ins are accepted. The store is open from Tuesday to Sunday, 10 AM to 8 PM only.
Location: Shannta, 306 อาคาร เทอมินอล 21 ซอย วัฒนา Sukhumvit Rd, Khlong Tan Nuea, Watthana
For those whose mother is a gem lover, Gems Gallery is here to help you find the perfect piece of jewellery.
The Gems Gallery is one of the world's largest jewellery and gem centres, as well as one of Thailand's first jewellery stores to receive international certifications (ISO 9002, ISO 9001: 2000, and ISO 9001: 2008).
The store boasts a vast collection of world-class jewellery pieces at affordable prices, including rings, earrings, pendants, necklaces, brooches, bangle-bracelets, and leather bags. Each piece of jewellery is made with different stones such as sapphire, ruby, emerald, diamond, pearls, fancy sapphire, and more. Every gem they sell is certified and has a lifetime guarantee.
You can drop by the shop from 9 AM to 5 PM every Monday to Saturday and from 9 AM to 6 PM on Sunday.
They provide delivery services via private and group transportation using Mercedes Benz S Class limousines and Toyota minivans.
Aside from Bangkok, Gems Gallery is available across major cities in Thailand, including Chiangmai, Phuket, and Pattaya.
Location: Gems Gallery International Manufacturer, 198/23-24 Rama 6 Road, Phayathai
Stories of Silver&Silk
Inspired by the local traditions of Asian ethnic minorities, this jewellery shop in Bangkok is dedicated to creating pieces that tell the story of hilltribe artisans as creators.
Each piece of jewellery is handcrafted and made with 95-99% pure silver. They use natural semiprecious stones and glass-paste beads in their designs. They use handmade fabric or woven bamboo boxes as part of their traditional Thai packaging, making a lovely gift for your dearest mum this Mother’s Day in Thailand.
Some of their best-selling items are an open bangle with etched and chiselled texture, handmade silver ring with chiselled surface, lapis lazuli and silver faceted cube beads bracelet, double hanging ginkgo leaf earrings, and handmade hammered silver wire ring, to name a few. Before you visit the store, make sure to request an appointment via their Facebook page.
Location: Stories of Silver&Silk, 71, 9 Soi Charoenchai Ekamai Rd, Khwaeng Khlong Tan Nuea, Khet Watthana
Having started as a small jewellery shop in Bangkok, Chavana is a family-owned business that specialises in creating aesthetic Art Deco and Edwardian-inspired luxury jewellery.
In 2014, Chavana celebrated its 100th year in the jewellery industry and to mark this milestone, the company opened its newest concept flagship store located right in the heart of the city.
Combined with great imagination and creativity, Chavana’s jewellery collections are inspired by nature, art, architecture, exotic cultures, and the like. Some of their latest products gleaming with gems are romantic earrings, diamond rings, ruby earrings, and emotion pendants and bracelets, among others.
The store is open until 11 AM to 7 PM on weekdays and from 11 AM to 6 PM on weekends.
Location: Chavana, LEVEL 1, Central Embassy 1031 Phloen Chit Rd, Lumphini, Pathum Wan
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