Beny Wibisono

AIGS is good place to study about gemstones, with experienced teachers and friendly and helpful staff, as well as a location right in the center of the Bangkok jewelry district. I especially enjoyed the field trip to Chantaburi, where we had the opportunity to directly observe traders' interations and negotiations within a real market setting and this experience will be of great help to me when I enter the business.

After the A.G. program, I plan to learn more about the gemstone industry in my own country and set-up a business relationship between Bangkok and Indonesia. I hope I can use what I have learned at AIGS to teach Indonesians about colored stones and the Thai gem trade in general.