LOCATION
Gem and Jewelry Museum
The Gem and Jewelry Institute of Thailand
(Public Organization)
ITF-Tower Building. 2nd Floor, Silom Road,
Suriyawong Bangrak, Bangkok 10500,Thailand

Tel: +66 2634 4999 ext. 312
Fax: +66 2634 4999 ext. 436
E-mail:




MUSEUM HOURS
Mon - Fri: 09:30 - 17:00
Closed on Thai government public holidays
For group visitors, please notify the museum beforehand at
Tel: +66 2 634 4999 ext. 312

ENTRY FEES
  • Foreign tourist: 200 Baht
  • Thai citizen: 80 Baht
  • Student: 20 Baht
  • Child under 6 & senior citizens: Free

Thailand's first & finest gem & mineral museum

GIT Museum Entrance

Background

GIT's Gem & Jewelry Museum is designed to promote knowledge and understanding of Thailand's gem and jewelry industry and heritage. The museum also serves as the place for preserving samples of gem and jewelry for present and future generations.

The permanent exhibition illustrates gem mining and production processes, rough and cut gems, categorization of gems by varieties and properties and designs and manufacturing of jewelry, as well as video presentations on the gem and jewelry industry and gem and jewelry trade statistics. In addition, computer-aided instruction has been installed in the museum for self-guided tours.

Objectives

The establishment of the GIT Gem & Jewelry Museum has the following objectives:

  • Provide a location for the preservation, study, research and exhibition of a comprehensive collection of Thai gems, minerals and jewelry
  • Serve as an on-goiing self-study center for members of the gem and jewelry industry, course participants, students, tourists and the general public
  • Demonstrate the success of Thailand in exporting gems and jewelry
  • Celebrate His Majesty the King's 6th Cycle Birthday Anniversary
Exhibits

In this museum, the entire processing chain of gems and jewelry is illustrated, from mining of minerals through the cutting, polishing and enhancement processes, to the manufacture of finished jewelry.

Exhibits include the origin of gems and minerals, lapidary arts, classification of gemstones and precious metals, quality grading, jewelry manufacturing procedures, as well as that of synthetic & imitation gemstones.

The exhibition zones in the museum are as follows:

Zone A: Origin and gemstone mines in Thailand

design contest

Zone B: Gem & Mineral Classification
Zone C: Diamond

design contest

Zone D: Cutting and jewelry manufacturing

design contest

Zone E: Organic gemstones
Zone F: Synthetic gemstones
Zone G: Gold mines and other precious metals

design contest

Zone H: Fashion jewelry
Theater: Video showing the origin of gemstones from extraction to the production of jewelry. Also a special exhibit of gem fluorescence
Museum Shop