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DITP in handshake with GIT and AIGS to showcase 1 billion baht worth most beautiful rubies at the 60th Bangkok Gems & Jewelry Fair
In underlining Thailand’s position as world’s gems and jewelry hub as well as promoting the World Ruby Forum, which will be held on November 4, 2017, the Department of International Trade Promotion (DITP), Ministry of Commerce, has collaborated with The Gem and Jewelry Institute of Thailand (Public Organization) or GIT, Asian Institute of Gemological Sciences (AIGS), and Jewelry Trade Center (JTC), to put on display “the World Most Beautiful Ruby Awards” exhibition at the 60th Bangkok Gems & Jewelry Fair (BGJF). With overwhelming success from the 59th BGJF where 32 finest rubies were on display, this 60th edition of BGJF, 60 most beautiful king of gems with a total of 1 billion baht worth were on show in front of Challenger Hall 2, IMPACT Muang Thong Thani for fairgoers to be amazed.
Mrs. Duangkamol Jiambutr, GIT Director, revealed that “GIT has synergized with our allied agencies, DITP, AIGS, the Association of Gemmology for France (AFG), and Jewelry Trade Center, to organize the World Ruby Forum in promoting knowledge dissemination about ruby which is celebrated as ‘King of Gems’ which in turn could help facilitate, expand ruby trade, and promote Thailand as the world’s gems and jewelry trading hub.”
The World’s Most Beautiful Ruby Contest is a project to find the most beautiful rubies from around the world, winners were carefully selected by ruby experts namely Mrs. Wilawan Atichart, GIT advisor in coloured gemstone standards, Mr. Chavalit Salwala, world-renowned coloured gemstone expert and president of Thai Lapidary International Co., Ltd., and Mr. Victor Tuzlukov, world’s champion in gemstone design and cutting, accompanied by Ms. Gail Brett Levine, Executive Director of National Association of National Appraiser, USA, Mr. George Shen, Director of California Gemological Institute (A division of Edgewood College of California) and Mrs. Winny Chen, Chairman of Guangdong Shining House, Large-Scale Chinese Jewelry Accessory Producer, as members of the judging committee. Through the high profiles of the judging committee, the project hopes to raise awareness on the value and the beauty of rubies.
The contest is comprised of 6 categories: unheated ruby and heated ruby in three sizes: 3-5 karats, 5.01-10 karats, and over 10 karats. Winners will receive a trophy and certificate of HRH Princess Chulabhorn Walailak. The winners for the unheated ruby category were Veerasak Gems Co., Ltd. for 3-5 karats category, Gemsburi Co., Ltd. for 5.01-10 karats, and KV Gems Co., Ltd., for over 10 karats. The winners for heated ruby category were Premier Gems Co., Ltd. for 3-5 karats, Jack Abraham for 5-10 karats, and Veerasak Gems for over 10 karats.
The 60th Bangkok Gems & Jewelry Fair will be welcoming visitors until September 10, 2017, at Challenger Hall 1-3, IMPACT Muang Thong Thani. Visit www.bkkgems.com for more information.