GemTradeNet.com's New Venture at Chantaburi Gemstone Trading Hub in Thailand

GemTradeNet.com has recently opened a new office in Chantaburi to leverage the unique opportunity of reaching the gem trading hub of Thailand. With this initiative GemTradeNet.com is fulfilling its promise of bringing gemstones to buyers directly from the source.

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Warwick, RI (PRWEB) September 29, 2007

GemTradeNet.com has recently opened a new office in Chantaburi to leverage the unique opportunity of reaching the gem trading hub of Thailand. With this initiative GemTradeNet.com is fulfilling its promise of bringing gemstones to buyers directly from the source.

Chantaburi seems an unlikely center for international commerce of any description, but a combination of factors has earned it a solid reputation as one of the most important gem-trading capitals of the world. Located some 250 kilometers from Bangkok, the town owes its prominence to the nearby presence of a legendary gem mountain known as the Khao Ploei Waen. In the past sapphires and rubies littered the ground there in such quantities that village children used them as marbles or smashed them into pieces for the pleasure of making colored sparks fly.

It was this treasure trove that put Chantaburi firmly on the map as one of the world's top gem-trading locations, an accolade it still merits today. The local gem traders' association estimates that today at least 80 percent of the world's rubies and sapphires transit Chantaburi at one stage or another on their journey from the mine to the retail outlet.

The nerve center of Chantaburi's gem trade is the Talaat Ploei, or gem market, located in the heart of the old town. The market, an informal collection of open-fronted shophouses at the intersection of Si Chan and Thetsaban streets, operates on weekends from Friday to Sunday. Thousands of dollars' worth of gems lie scattered on the tables, and African, Indian and Sri Lankan dealers mingle with Thai, Chinese, Japanese and even the occasional Western buyers.

The nerve center of Chantaburi's gem trade is the Talaat Ploei, or gem market, located in the heart of the old town. The market, an informal collection of open-fronted shophouses at the intersection of Si Chan and Thetsaban streets, operates on weekends from Friday to Sunday. Thousands of dollars' worth of gems lie scattered on the tables, and African, Indian and Sri Lankan dealers mingle with Thai, Chinese, Japanese and even the occasional Western buyers.

GemTradeNet.com has recently opened a new office in Chantaburi to leverage this unique opportunity of reaching the gem trading hub of Thailand. With this initiative GemTradeNet.com is fulfilling its promise of bringing gemstones directly from the source. Speaking on this occasion Mr.Anil Oberoi, CEO of GemTradeNet.com remarked "Over the past six months GemTradeNet.com has been constantly striving to reach a broader buyer base by reaching out to markets in China, India and the United States. As the buyer base grows we realize that we need to be more than just a trading hub, we have to be the complete destination offering the widest range of gemstones which can cater to every market segment. Coming to Chantaburi means a lot to us as we can now offer buyers worldwide, more choice in selecting gemstones directly from the source."

The GemTradeNet.com office at Chantaburi has been established with a single minded purpose of helping the local Gemstone Sellers to sell effectively online. Through its Chantaburi office GemTradeNet is helping sellers list their products as well as imparting them with the knowledge on how to adequately use the selling opportunities on offer at GemTradeNet.com. GemTradeNet.com empowers these sellers to reach out to a much broader market base covering North America, China, India and Europe.

With this new venture in Chantaburi GemTradeNet.com has successfully established its brand name as one of the leading sources for Gemstones online. Having over 10000 unique gemstone listings with more being added everyday ,it is well on its way towards becoming one of the leading Gemstone buying and selling destinations online. In the future GemTradeNet.com will continue to expand into similar areas to take advantage of the opportunities on offer in the Gemstone Industry.

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