I have to agree with Jen about the stores to buy at. We always buy watches, and smaller pieces. I would never buy a big diamond in the islands. Buy it at home. There are so many wholesalers that are reputable. The watches all come with the same warrentees and will always be stood behind. Columbian Emeralds and Diamonds International are two other really good stores. I also used to buy electronics in St. Maarten. I have stopped because it seems like I get the same deals back here in Chicago.