The Gem and Jewelry Institute of Thailand (Public Organization) or GIT, under the supervision of the Ministry of Commerce, collaborated with private sectors to organize the World Ruby Forum 2017 on November 4, 2017 at Shangri-La Hotel, Bangkok, to promote, raise awareness and create accurate understanding about ruby to worldwide audiences. “The Gem and Jewelry…
The Thai government has set the target of making the country the world’s gem and jewelry hub by the year 2020, said a leading industry player in an exclusive interview with ASEAN Forum.
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