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Ethics and sustainability have been recognized and practiced by many sectors. The gem and jewelry industry has also built awareness and specified the definition of ethics. It covers from upstream to downstream—transparent mining, providing good hygiene for workers, offering origin traceability throughout supply chain, being mindful of possible impacts to environment and neighboring communities, using reused or recycled materials, and giving fair wages.
Thai gem and jewelry export value of 2020 increased 15.94 percent whereas import value dropped 33.51 percent. Unwrought or semi-manufactured gold remained the dominant product in import and export. Thailand’s gem and jewelry export value excluding unwrought or semi-manufactured gold slid 40.09 percent from the previous year.