The Thai Gem and Jewelry Traders Association was founded on 28th December 1976. The Deputy Prime Minister at that time, H.E. Mr. Sunthorn Hongladarom, chaired the opening ceremony in 1978.
The Thai Gem and Jewelry Traders Association has continuously worked to achieve its objective, which is to promote and develop the Thai gem and jewelry industry to become an important center or hub for trade and manufacturing of gems and jewelry in the world. Today, the Thai Gem and Jewelry Traders Association is recognized and embraced by both the government and private sectors of Thailand and several countries as the primary gems and jewelry trade association in the Kingdom that operates at an international standard. In 2006, the Thai Gem and Jewelry Traders Association was selected by the Department of Trade Development of the Thai Ministry of Commerce to receive the Outstanding Association of the Year 2006 Award. Furthermore, the Thai Gem and Jewelry Traders Association has assembled various associations within the Thai gem and jewelry industry as well as precious metals to band together and form the Gems, Jewelry and Precious Metal Confederation of Thailand. This is to create unity within the Thai gems and jewelry industry to strengthen each association by presenting a united front. The mission of the Gems, Jewelry and Precious Metal Confederation of Thailand is to solve various problems faced by the industry and present various solutions to the government administration to adopt and enforce as national policies.