Chains are Solid 96.5% Gold (23K)
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|Our 23K gold Thai
Baht chains are made of 96.5% purity gold and custom-made for
our customers. They are completely made by hand by
experienced Thai goldsmiths who we have worked with for over 15
years. All chains are hallmarked with the makers stamp and or
"Cast Mark" with the guaranteed purity of "96.5%".
We choose to display only photos
of chains/necklaces we have actually made through the years for
our customers. This way you can see the chains that are most
popular and the true degree of workmanship that you can expect
from us. You can also read the customer comments regarding many
of these chains by visiting our "Testimonials"
page. The average time to make a custom 23k gold Thai Baht chain
of any weight or length is approximately 2 weeks but can take
longer...up to 3
weeks depending on the work load of the maker and degree of
detail in the link design. The end of
January of each year is the busiest season due to orders for
Chinese New Year.
The above is an example of
a 2-Baht (15.16 grams), XX diamond-cut bar-link chain in a 20" length. The link
diameter is 2.4 mm. The finish is highly polished. Available in
16" - 30"
length. An elegant, classy look that won't break the bank. Call
me for more details on this unique piece.
The above is a recent sale of
a 10-Baht (151.6 grams), diamond-cut Bar-link chain is a
24" length. The link size is 5.2 mm. Very substantial Thai
Baht chain and the largest one of this style we have had made.
This chain can be ordered in 1 Baht to 10 Baht. The customer
comments from the buyer of this chain can be found in our "Testimonial"
This the chain that most
customer's contact us about. It is quite famous in
Thailand but not to the Thai people but to Americans.
Those of us who served during the Vietnam War remember
it well. Pilots even today consider it a Thai classic
chain they would not be without. It is available in 1-12
Baht weight and made in any length. The purity is 96.5%
gold and comes with the appropriate size "M"
clasp. This is definitely a classic Thai Baht chain.
(The chain above is a 6-Baht)
Filigree Anchor Chain
A very special Anchor
link chain ordered last year. Very beefy link with
beautifully applied filigree on each of the anchor
links. We can only place an order for this in a 3 Baht minimum
so keep that in mind when ordering. This one is a 10
Braided Rope Chain
The Thai Classic braided
rope style chains are exquisite here in Thailand. This
"Hoc Sow" chain was hand braided with
hand-pulled solid gold wire. The gold wire is solid
96.5% gold purity. This chain is a 3-Baht "Hoc
Sow" style but the design
can be ordered in weights of 1-Baht to10-Baht. We
suggest weights to be two Baht and over due to the very
small wire diameter of the lighter chains. Breakage of
the fine wire can happen and is not repairable. We would
have to remake the chain. The solid gold wire diameter
in a two Baht hoc sow is more than adequate for the
durability required for everyday use.
Barrel Link Chain
We call this a "Short
Barrel link" chain. The links are short so it will wrap
around the neck more uniformly. The Thai classic
"Barrel link" is a very popular design and we
have sold many in our many years of selling on-line from
Thailand. Please call me if you would like any guidance
on selecting a chain. The Classic Barrel link is
available in weights of 1 Baht to 10 Baht and can be
made to your desired length. This one is a 3 Baht, 3.8
mm diameter links, 20" length.
This is a highly polished
Rolo-link chain in a 3-Baht weight. It's 17" in
length and the link diameter is 5.5 mm. It had to be
customized to this length since most heavier Rolo chains
are made over 24" so they will fit over the head
without manipulating the clasp. In this case the 5.7
gram clasp makes it easy to open and close. This chain
is available in weights from 1 Baht to 10 Baht.
Sukhothai Beaded Necklace
difference between the Thai Baht style gold jewelry and
the Sukhothai gold jewelry is in the purity. Sukhothai
is always 99.9% solid gold. It is often enameled as this
necklace is does not have to be enameled to be
"Sukhothai". It has the finest workmanship
available and this reflects in the much higher labor
cost for this piece. Since the gold is 99.9% and the
labor is higher you have to plan on approximately $70.00
more per Baht. Most Sukhothai items start at 3-Baht
minimum but it is common to see 7-10 Baht necklaces that
look exquisitely delicate. Also, it takes about twice as
long to make these items so plan on approximately 5-6
In Thailand Thai Baht gold
chains are still made by hand. Talented Thai craftsmen work the almost
pure gold into amazing designs acclaimed by the world as some of the
finest gold jewelry available in the world today.
The Thai Baht gold
available from 23kgold.com is considered traditional Thai style. Each
chain is made of solid gold that is of 96.5% purity (a little over 23K).
Thai gold is weighed in the "Baht" weight. One Baht equals
15.16 grams (about 1/2 ounce) When you purchase a Thai Baht gold chain,
Thai Baht gold bracelet or Thai Baht gold Clasp you are purchasing the
item by the weight at the price of gold on that day PLUS the labor cost
to make it and any other acquisition cost to obtain it. You can easily evaluate
the value of a Thai Baht gold chain by comparing the price of a lower
karat gold necklace at your local mall. Most gold necklaces sold in the
United Sates for example are machine made and of 14K gold purity (58%
gold). One can quickly see the true value of the Thai Baht gold chain
necklace in terms of cost per gram of almost pure gold.
If there ever was a time
to buy a Thai Baht gold chain it might be NOW!!
5 year Thai Baht Gold
The price of Thai Baht
gold fluctuates just like the International spot price of gold. The
price of gold is reported to the gold shops in Bangkok about 3-times a
day. The left column of the graph shows the price of the gold in Thai
Baht ("Baht" is also the name of the currency in Thailand). In
addition to the cost of the gold you must also pay for the labor as we
mentioned before. The labor cost can vary depending on the design of the
piece. Many goldsmiths these days will only make a design that is at
least a 2-Baht in weight. Some goldsmiths will make a design as light as
1/4 Baht (3.79 grams) but they charge a substantial premium to make it.
That's why the price of a 1/4 Baht or 1/2 Baht chain is always a higher
per gram price. Cost is also affected by the exchange rate of the
currency used to buy the gold. Based on the graph do you think it's a
good time to buy Baht gold?
anyone mentioned "DUTY"?.
In the United States the Generalized System of Preferences (G.S.P.) was
renewed by the United States Congress retroactively and signed into law by the
President on June 26, 2015 for a period of two-years. This A-7113.19
Harmonized Code is used on all of our documents related to the sale of
Gold necklaces and chains made in Thailand. This "Duty Free"
treatment of high karat gold chains and necklaces is applicable ONLY to
gold chains and necklaces. Gold bracelets are not eligible. We do not
guarantee that the US Customs inspectors, agents or sub agents unequivocally
pass all gold items without requesting further information on the item
before assessing duty. However, the Duty Free treatment of all high
karat gold chains made in Thailand is now the law. More information on
this can be read here: GSP TODAY
only to the United States of America
Our cost to send a Thai Baht chain is approximately
$95.00. For security reasons and as required by the insurers the item
must be packed in a small FedEx box and then placed in a Medium sized
FedEx box. Special attention is given to the description on the
invoice and waybill not to make it obvious that the contents are
valuable. We do not cut corners or try to make an extra dollar here and
there when it comes to the security aspect of shipping something as
valuable as Thai Baht Gold.
|When we first started our website back in 1999
all of our items were sold from this gold shop. It was the only
gold shop that would allow us to take photos. Now, years
later....my wife is even more beautiful .....and we almost never
buy a chain off the rack at the gold shop. All of our orders
are custom made to the exact link style, weight and length
requested by the customer. We promote link styles that we have
made in the past so we can assure our customers of the high
degree of workmanship.
We are Americans and proud
of it. We work with a very competent Thai staff in Bangkok. We have been
in business for 16 years. In all of those years we have not learned much about
website design or SEO techniques and we are certainly not wizards at
e-commerce as almost anyone can tell. But we love what we do. We are
really good at what we do. And we have a passion for conducting business
from abroad in an honest and forthright way. Please see our "Testimonials".
The money that we earn completely funds our Bangkok animal rescue in
Thailand. We rescue injured, sick, or unwanted animals from this very inhospitable
environment. We nurture them back to health, take care of all medical
issues, spay or neuter them and then find forever homes for them
We started the rescue
during the "Great Thailand Floods" of 2011 when we witnessed
the Thai people abandoning their homes and leaving behind all of their
belongings including their pets so they could escape the rising water
that eventually engulfed their homes and our home. By boat, my wife fed
the animals who took refuge on the roofs of flooded homes and
For information about our
animal rescue please search Bangkok Cat Rescue on Facebook.