This is not for everyone and similar stalls to the ground floor stalls can be found all over Bangkok. If, however, you are interested in 925 Sterling silver, amber, beads, necklaces and jewellery, then this is the place to be. Most shops will sell retail as well as wholesale and it is more convenient than New Road, close to River City.
The place is poorly laid out and it is easy to miss some shops and pass others many times. You will find what you want by 'hit and miss' methods of just strolling around. The stall numbering doesn't seem to follow any logic to the casual visitor. Persistence though is well rewarded if you are a genuine buyer. The price of silver always seems to be rising, so your holiday purchases could be a good investment too! There are many types of dealers and there is even a chemist down there!
Whatever time of year you visit, it is worth bearing in mind gifts for birthdays and Christmas and buying something just a little different and unexpected for friends and family.
Don't give up within ten minutes, do persist and if the bug gets you, there is a great bank on the outside of the building.