by Lacey126 » Jan 5, 2019 Hi Pricescope! Happy New Year! A big thank you to @suzanne2 who so kindly helped me to make my niece's Christmas with a beautiful sparkly purple heart shaped spinel and several other lovely gems. Between that and some other Etsy purchases (she loves pink and purple, so we got a bunch of amethysts) that I managed to navigate with the help of posters here, I think her collection is off to a good start... however her appetite for gemstones has only increased I'm back to ask for your advice again. There is a good chance that later this year I might have an opportunity to stop over in Bangkok for a few days. Is it feasible for someone such as myself who knows nothing about gemstones to think about trying to buy a few stones there? Nothing really expensive: her mother and I have agreed that at her age (she's still in elementary school!) we don't want to exceed $40-50 on a stone, but in my earlier thread other posters had named Jeff Davies and multicolour as good options and I recalled that they were both in Bangkok. Does anyone know if they have storefronts? Will they think I'm wasting their time if I state my measly budget? Or are there any other vendors that might be worth a visit in the area in this situation? I have never been to Thailand before and am not sure at all what to expect. TIA!