We went on a quick day-trip to one of our favorite temples and found a couple hundred Thai pendants to buy (as usual!) We will be posting them at ThaiAmuletSales.com main pendant store over the next few days. This will be a big update because we also have other recent pendants we haven’t put up yet either – so – over 100 different pendant types and styles will be featured on the new pages.
We have been having a lot of trouble finding the same pendants over and over to sell to buyers. The problem is that the temple doesn’t make the same ones repeatedly. Not more than a few times usually. That means we have them, we make pages for them on the site – and then the pendants are no longer available.
In this case we ask you to be flexible and order some other amulet, necklace, blessed bracelet, yant cloth, shirt, or other item. We’ll send you an email when this happens and you always have the option to request a refund of your order.
If there is any particular pendant you want, you can always try to email us and request it. We are limited in what we get to the particular pendants we find at the temples near us – but, there are quite a few unique pendants we don’t buy, but that are popular with Thais. Again, if we cannot buy many of them at the same time – we usually don’t buy them.
Recently we have seen some other major pendant websites start selling pendants similar to ours. We know they are not genuine because the price is about 1/4 what we charge. We buy the pendants direct from the temple – and we mark them up gently – and fairly. If you see pendants cheaper than ours – but similar in appearance, there is no question that the pendants must not be genuine from a temple.
Or, the seller is selling at a loss, and you wouldn’t see many pendants like that – only one by a seller at a time. Almost always the pendants are from jewelers and pendant warehouses – in which they have thousands made and can sell them for about $1.
These are not Buddhist pendants in any sense of the word, nor are they blessed. You can typically find these junk pendants on eBay, eBay stores, and other websites for around $8-15 for most of them. We well the same items for $25 to 40 usually – and if we marked it down any more – we wouldn’t make a profit from the amulets.
The quality of pendants you get from us versus those found on eBay is quite different. As I said, the pendants we’ve seen on ebay are $1-2 USD. The pendants we buy from the temple are $10 – 25 usually, but they also have a selection of expensive pendants over $30 that we usually don’t buy. On occasion, we buy them – and we have those priced at over $50 at ThaiAmuletSales.com.
For the future we are considering focusing the site on high quality pendants having a solid metal. For instance, solid silver amulets, solid brass, solid bronze, solid copper. We also love jade – and will be purchasing more solid jade pendants – both white jade and green and black jade, in the not too distant future.
If you are considering buying a pendant from Thailand – we hope you choose to buy one that will last forever, and one that you can pass on to your children when you pass on. This is the Thai way, we have a number of pendants from relatives that have passed on and left them to us.
In general, you will pay $90 to 140 for pendants that will last forever. The solid silver pendants we have, solid brass, bronze, copper, and stainless steel – will last forever. We hope you see the value in purchasing pendants of this caliber. If you want to order more than one at this price range – let us know and we will see what discount we can give you.