The ship I am sailing will be in St. Thomas on my birthday and I want to buy myself a little bling bling for myself. I heard that St. Thomas is a good place to shop for gold and jewlery in general. I don't want to spend thousands of dollars, no, I just want a nice bracelet, ring, and or earrings. I want to know what to expect for quality and if I am off my rocker thinking I'll be able to buy one, two, or three pieces while I am there. We are in port from 8am-6pm and I plan on doing a tour of Coral World and then as soon as I am back to port I'll dash off to Havensight Mall to do some power shopping for a few hours.
Just make sure you have an idea of prices and quality before you leave on your cruise. Its actually difficult to find any great deals in St. Thomas anymore, those days are gone. You may find something equially as nice right back at home.
I don't know guys, I got a really gorgeous Australian opal diamond bracelet for $300. If you like Tanzanite, you'll get some serious deals. It's much cheaper to get it there than where I live, where the prices are several hundred dollars more & not much of a selection.
But then again, I'm in CT, so everything is expensive.
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I suggest you try Cardow Jewlers. Since you are on a budget, close your eyes and walk straight to the back of the store where they have a huge selection of baubles for under $300. Quality is good for the price and you can indulge in more than one piece at those prices. Have fun - I know I did (several times!)
Something Liz does is find a nice bling ashore but wait to get the chain or strand until the Gold by the inch hawkers open on the ship.
I assume they have the usual Diamonds/Tanzanite Intl. chains in St. Thomas where you can get the free charm to add to your collection you started in Cozumel.
Our last cruise the jewelry shop on board got several hundred of our dollars with deals they ran. Don't forget the free drawings. Get those ticket stubs. And don't go to Bingo just before a drawing. I just knew they would call my number and I was late!!
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definatley attend the shopping talks, you will get some very good information, and coupons for free-stuff. Some lines have coupons books that you can buy, and they are filled with more freebies. The key to buying any gemstone is to know what you are buying, be informed, have a general idea of what a similar piece would cost at home, ask questions, don't be dazzled by the sales pitches