Drawn to shiny, sparkly things? Then book an appointment at the highly regarded S.J. International Jewelr for a VIP shopping trip. The jeweler will send a car to collect you at the hotel and speed 15 minutes across town to their gem-packed manse. A personal attendant will guide you through prized bling and the provenance of each piece. Thailand is known for its flawless blue and yellow sapphires rubies, and an affinity for yellow gold. But you won’t be limited to those very fine choices—the collection ranges from classic gemstone earrings and bracelets to one-of-a-kind statement pieces and rings. Like a rapid return on your investment? S.J. specializes in designing set stones, which you can purchase and then claim a Tourist VAT Refund (loose gems do not qualify).