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Unveiling the Global Jewelry Manufacturing Scene: Why Thailand Shines in Sterling Silver Production

By volume, the world's top retailers and jewelry companies produce their sterling silver jewelry in the following countries:

  • Italy: Italy has a long history of craftsmanship and expertise in jewelry making. Many luxury fashion brands collaborate with Italian manufacturers for their sterling silver jewelry collections.
  • Thailand: Thailand is also known for its skilled artisans and has a significant presence in the silver jewelry manufacturing industry. Several global brands source their jewelry from Thai workshops. You can visit the Thai Silver Exporter's Association to find a directory and list of manufacturers in Thailand.
  • India: India has a rich tradition of jewelry making and is a major exporter of sterling silver jewelry. Many international brands work with Indian manufacturers for their designs.
  • China: China is a massive manufacturing hub for various industries, including jewelry. Some fashion brands have their sterling silver jewelry produced in China due to cost-effectiveness and production capabilities.
  • Indonesia: Indonesia is another country with a strong presence in the silver jewelry market, and many brands choose to work with Indonesian manufacturers.
  • Turkey: Turkey has a well-established jewelry industry and is known for its intricate silver jewelry designs.

At Boma Jewelry Wholesale we pride ourselves on providing high-quality, sustainable jewelry made with sterling silver. Our experience in creating high-quality jewelry goes back over four decades to working with a highly skilled team of jewelry makers in Thailand.

Our Story

Boma Jewelry was actually founded as a manufacturing and wholesale company, exclusively selling to major retailers and independent boutiques across North America. Boma has been the jewelry maker for large brands including: Starbucks, Blue Nile, Nordstrom, and American Eagle to name a few brands.

In-House Manufacturing Founded in 1985


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Boma jewelry founders

(Above: pictures from the founders of Boma Jewelry during the 80's and 90's. Boma Jewelry was founded in 1981 in Seattle, Washington and four years later, the founders created a jewelry manufacturing facility to grow Boma in 1985 in Bangkok, Thailand. 

Thailand: A Leader in Sterling Silver Jewelry

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Thailand has earned a reputation as one of the best places for manufacturing high-quality sterling silver jewelry. This reputation is built on several key factors:

  1. Rich Tradition and Skilled Artisans: Thailand has a long-standing tradition of craftsmanship in jewelry making. The country’s artisans are skilled in a range of techniques from old-world craftsmanship to modern jewelry design, making it a hub for brands seeking intricate, high-quality work.

  2. Quality and Purity: Thai sterling silver is renowned for its high purity and quality. Sterling silver, known for its 92.5% silver composition, is particularly favored in Thailand, where stringent quality control and a commitment to excellence ensure that the jewelry not only meets but often exceeds international standards.

  3. Cost-Effectiveness: Despite the high quality, manufacturing costs in Thailand remain competitive on a global scale. This cost-effectiveness allows brands to produce luxurious, high-quality jewelry at prices that are accessible to a broader range of customers.

  4. Sustainable Practices: Thailand is also advancing in implementing sustainable and ethical manufacturing practices, which is increasingly important to global brands and conscious consumers. Many Thai manufacturers, including Boma Jewelry, are embracing environmentally friendly techniques and responsible sourcing of materials.

Boma's Production in Thailand

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(Above: the jewelry production team behind Boma's Jewelry at a Children's Day event in Thailand in January 2023). 
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(Above: a silversmith works on designs at Boma's production facility in Thailand).
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At Boma Jewelry Wholesale, we choose to work with Thai artisans not only for their unmatched skill and craftsmanship but also for their commitment to sustainability. Our sterling silver jewelry is crafted in facilities that uphold high environmental standards, ensuring that each piece is produced with respect for the planet and its people.


As the jewelry market continues to evolve, Thailand remains at the forefront of sterling silver jewelry manufacturing. For Boma Jewelry Wholesale, our partnership with Thai artisans is a testament to our commitment to quality, sustainability, and global craftsmanship. We invite retailers to explore the beauty and integrity of Thai-made sterling silver jewelry, and to consider how these pieces can enhance their offerings and resonate with discerning customers around the world.

Visit us at Boma Jewelry Wholesale to discover a world of exceptional sterling silver pieces crafted with care and expertise in Thailand.

Suzanne Vetillart is a second generation owner of family-owned Boma Jewelry. Boma Jewelry was founded in Seattle in 1981. Learn more about story here.

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