K.V.Gems was founded by Mr.Joseph Thomas Belmont and Mrs.Pirapan Belmont. Joe was born in N.Y.C. 1946, he moved to San Diego at the age of sixteen. Having tried many vocations he found Gemstones in the early 80's which brought him to Thailand in search of precious stones. Joe studied a gemology course (AIGS) in Bangkok and started buying and selling Ruby, Sapphire and Spinel. Mrs. Pirapan who is originally from Chantaburi, a historical gem mining site as well as Asia’s Ruby cutting and trading capital, began work at a gem wholesale office in Bangkok. Soon after they formed a business partnership and established KV Gems. Today K.V. Gems Co., Ltd employs over 50 staff and has a very strong network with suppliers and miners from across the globe. KV continues to expand solidly as the world’s demand for fine and unheated gemstones becomes increasingly insatiable.