Workers repair a water pipe near a gem mine just outside Chanthaburi, Thailand.

Tricks and stones: the gem traders of Chanthaburi

Unregulated mining stripped Chanthaburi of its authentic gemstones. Now the ethically dubious techniques that are sustaining trade in the Thai town are threatening the industry. Words and pictures by Luke Duggleby

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Workers repair a water pipe near a gem mine just outside Chanthaburi, Thailand.
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