did you know that 95 per cent of 9 and 18 carat gold sold in thailand is made in italy? true ,ask
Yep this is very true - any plated or 3 coloured gold in Thailand is Italian, most of the diamonds are imported also.
Also the gold for sale in Thailand isn't of that high purity - I think the people here saying 22k are closer. Bring your Thai gold to Laos and compare the colour in the morning market shops here. I am not saying its crap but Thailand doesn't have a huge amount of gold mines for all this gold to appear from (1 to be precise)!
Laos on the other hand has several gold mines and another one starting next year - the gold here 99% pure. You can buy and sell to any shops here by weight.
Bought a 2 baat bracelet for the wife yesterday for her birthday. Personally I am of a believer of only buying high quality jewellery or pure gold.
Anyone who wastes money on 'white' gold are a fool unto themselves! The need for replating every so many months is just a total waste of effort - yes it looks good freshly plated but give it a month and it looks crap again! Platinum you can't go wrong with always looks brilliant white is stronger than gold and value wise . . . well you pay for what you get but the value will only go up.