Shiraz Co.,Ltd.

Shiraz Co.,Ltd.

In 1982, Shiraz Jewelry was established in Chiang Mai, Thailand out of our passion in gems. That is 35 years ago! (See our reviews) Love everything that are related to precious stones and jewelry. Connect with us via Facebook or Twitter

Thursday, 13 September 2018 06:58

Birthstone and Zodiac

What is my birthstone?

You may have this question in mind before browsing the internet for the answer. While animal zodiac is commonly used in pop culture, birthstone may be still a bit behind. It is only in 1912, the (American) National Association of Jewelers (now called Jewelers of America) officially standardized a list of stones as birthstones.

Wednesday, 22 August 2018 00:59

Moissanite

Moissanite is an ethical diamond alternative which sometimes outshines almost any commercial diamond.

History
Moissanite discovered by a French chemist Henri Moissan in 1893. He discovered it while examining rock samples from a meteor crater in Arizona, United States. The discovery was challenged for a long time.

What Is Moissanite?
It is naturally occurring silicon carbide and is a very rare mineral. This mineral has hardness of 9.5 Mohs scale - which makes moissanite the second hardest mineral after diamond which is at 10 Mohs. Because naturally occurring moissanite is very rare, most of it is produced synthetically.

Why Moissanite?
Moissanite looks very similar to diamond and the use of it as diamond imitation is increasingly popular. In fact, some optical properties exceeding those of diamond. Its lower price and less exploitative mining practices necessary to obtain it make it a popular diamond alternative.

Moissanite is Environmentally Friendly
Did we say most of it is produced synthetically in lab? It is a conflict-free gemstone and there is no mining involved get it into your hand.

Moissanite Has More Brilliance
Comparing between diamond and moissanite both with similar clarity, color, and cut, it turns out that moisanite is more brilliant and sparky.

Moissanite Has More Fire
When light enters moissanite, it breaks down light into spectral colors and they are more intense than that in diamond. So you will see more colorful and bigger flashes than those you would observe in diamond.

Moissanite Weigh Less Than Diamond
Moissanite is less dense than diamond. That means when you have moissanite and diamond, both same size, the moissanite will be lighter.

Moissanite Is Cheaper
It costs a fraction of diamond price. But while it is much cheaper, don't assume that you are being offered a real diamond just because the price is expensive. Contact us if you want to buy moissanite in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

 

Tuesday, 21 August 2018 04:59

Offer 10% Off Display Items

We're offering 10% off to celebrate new arrivals! Come into the store today to check out the latest colours and styles from our summer line, and get 10% off any displayed item purchase. Browse the selection in-store; discount only given on in-store purchases. Promotion valid until 20 September 2018.

Friday, 15 December 2017 08:40

Spinel

Clean and beautiful Spinel Spinel is a fascinating gem that occurs in various shades of colors such as carmine-red, blood-red, brownish-red, rose-red, orange, pale blue, violet-blue, dark blue, purple, greenish, and black.

Most of the blood-red color spinels are mined in Myanmar, and they among the most expensive spinels. Under certain condition the color is similar like unto ruby color. Black Prince’s Ruby, which decorated the Imperial State Crown of England, is in fact a huge red spinel!

Synthetic spinels have been manufactured since around 1915, and the colors produced are designed to mimic the appearance of other gemstones (aquamarine and tourmaline).

The hardness of 8 on the Mohs scale makes spinel suitable for daily-use jewelries such as rings, earrings, and pendant. They tend to have fewer flaws than corundum gems of comparable color, size, and quality. Since they are very hard, lovely, and durable, spinels should be more popular than they are now.

We have been accumulating spinels in the past 35 years from the mines in Myanmar. Visit us if you are looking to buy spinel as a present - in a form of a ring, a pendant, or loose stone. We’ll show you our collections dated back from 20+ years ago, of course with a very low price.

 

This was a first, to have a piece of jewelry made especially for me. And I couldn't be happier. I enjoyed my time with Mr. Nasser and his lovely staff. They were helpful and very patient with my questions and lack of knowledge. I completely trust Mr. Nasser and his expertise. In the future, when gems or jewelry are concerned, I will make a special trip to Chiang Mai to visit Shiraz and the sweet people.

(TripAdvisor user: sallieinman)

Friday, 14 July 2017 00:00

Gemstone

Friday, 18 September 2015 00:00

Choosing your perfect gemstone

Chiang Mai - When it comes to gemstone people often ask me, what constitutes a perfect one? How do jewelers value them? To answer this we have to broaden our visitors' perspective about these minerals. Let's start by: there is no universal perfect gemstone. 

Sunday, 02 August 2015 00:00

Thank you Mr Charles Boyer

Chiang Mai - In December 2014, we had a wonderful couple in our shop who is now resided in Japan. The husband, Mr Charles Boyer, is lovingly wrote to us about experience he had with Shiraz Jewelry in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Quoted below is his sharing: 

Friday, 24 July 2015 00:00

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Thursday, 23 July 2015 00:00

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FODOR's TRAVEL

"This small, specialized shop has been in business for 20 years (in 1993 - ed.) and has built up an unchallenged reputation for reliability, expertise, and good value. If the owner, Mr. Nasser, is behind the counter or at work in his office workroom, you're in luck - you won't find a more knowledgeable gems expert in Chiang Mai."  source» 
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