Thailand serves as a hub for the finest gems and jewelry. Colored Stones and precious metals are flown in from all over the world and are cut, polished and set here. The gems and jewelry trade is concentrated primarily in Chanthaburi, Kanchanaburi and Bangkok. The first two are gemstone mining and cutting areas while the Thai capital is the major manufacturing and trading centre. Shopping for gems and jewelry in Thailand is a delightful experience for international customers.