Saturday, January 10, 2015

Shiraz Jewelry in Chiang Mai

Shiraz Jewelry's shop in Chiang Mai, Thailand.
In this entry we would like to feature a local jewelry business in Chiang Mai that has been around for more than 32 years: Shiraz Co Ltd or known as Shiraz Jewelry.

We visited the small shop that located in 170 Tha Pae Road, near Nawarat Bridge and aproximately five hundred meter from Old City's Tha Pae Gate. The shop has humble signage but pretty easy to locate.

When our team visited the shop, we are greeted by two rows table display on the left and right of the entrance. We can see various valuable stones such as pearls, topaz, emerald, sapphire and ruby.

We've been reading online reviews and forums, especially local expat community forums about this shop, and we must admit that we are quite impressed with it. One of the forum is in which many users commented about their experience buying from this shop. So let's find out more about Shiraz Jewelry now.

Mr or Khun (a respectful way of calling someone in Thailand) Nasser Jafari established Shiraz Jewelry about 32 years ago in the same location. He bought the stones directly from mines and sells directly to his customers. Many among his customers are professionals who buy gems for resale back home (we are asked not mention any purchaser shop name here).

"Because the stones are bought directly from mines, the prices are unbeatable." says Mr Nasser. "There are some of my customers who bought rubies from Bangkok because they think they are cheap. They came to my shop and asked me to check them. After inspecting, my heart grew heavy and I have to tell the truth, that they are just red glass." he added.

Just shortly after that, a western couple enter the shop and Mr Nasser seated them in front of him. We are sitting now far from them to observe everything. Mr Nasser, with his shop assistants, showing some precious stones to the couple and describe the quality of them. It seems the guests know what they are looking and they engaged in serious discussion.

About thirty minutes after, the couple bought two stones from Mr Nasser. We didn't get a glance what stones they bought. Before leaving, the lady smiles and said, "I have read everywhere that your price is good. That's why I come here".

Our discussion continues with Mr Nasser. But shortly after that, another couple, from Russia came in and we decided to excuse ourselves this time.

"This month is high-season" explained Mr Nasser.


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