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Old May 16th, 2004, 09:13 PM
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Default Diamond earrings in St. Thomas or St. Maarten

I wanted to buy a nice pair of diamond stud earrings for my mother in the $300 price range. Does anyone have a suggestions for jewelers in either St. Thomas or St. Maarten? Thanks

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Old May 17th, 2004, 08:04 AM
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Default Re: Diamond earrings in St. Thomas or St. Maarten

The first thing you will wany to do is to find out what $300 will buy you locally. This way you will have a point of reference when shopping.
There are dozens of shops in both ports, large and small. Diamonds International, Columbian Emeralds, Little Switzerland are amoung the larger and more well known.
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Old May 17th, 2004, 02:55 PM
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Default Re: Diamond earrings in St. Thomas or St. Maarten

I've shopped in both St. Thomas and St. Maartan.

You have more choices in St. Thomas, but I think St. Maartan might have better prices.

I like Majesty Jewelers in St. Maartan. I bought a Kabana ring and two watches there last December and when I walked in this May, Shaun the salesman remembered us.

My hubby bought a watch and I an omega reversible necklace and got a really great deal on both. I would have bought more, but I did some damage in St. Thomas before that.

The stores PapaBill mentioned are also very good. The selection is great and the quality if there.

Do some comparison shopping at home first to see if you are getting a deal. Keep in mind you will save on taxes in the islands.

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Default Re: Re: Diamond earrings in St. Thomas or St. Maarten

What is a 'reversible' omega necklace?
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It reverses from yellow gold to white gold.

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Old May 18th, 2004, 12:49 PM
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Thanks for the explanation! I thought maybe the texture/finish was different on each side.
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Old May 18th, 2004, 02:30 PM
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Default Re: Re: Diamond earrings in St. Thomas or St. Maarten

Thanks so much for the info! I went out to local jewelers today and did a little browsing to get a general idea of prices. Thanks for the tip! Hopefully, I can find a real bargain during the cruise!

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Old May 23rd, 2004, 07:39 PM
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Default Re: Diamond earrings in St. Thomas or St. Maarten

Now that I got the reversible omega, I now have to buy many slides in both yellow and white gold or silver.

My husband doesn't know what he started when he told me to buy the omega.

It is a great necklace to pack though, if you bring many different slides you can get many different looks without having to bring your entire jewelry collection.

I never know what to pack when it comes to jewelry and always bring too much, now I have the omega and will just bring some slides.

Happy cruising and most important happy shopping!

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Old May 24th, 2004, 08:41 AM
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Default Re: Diamond earrings in St. Thomas or St. Maarten

Just got back from doing the Eastern route this past week. In St. Thomas, I got a lovely pair of diamond studs at Crown Jewellers for $560.00 US. Total weight on the earrings was .74 carat. What a deal!!!!
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Old June 19th, 2004, 07:47 PM
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we will be in st thomas on our sept cruise. i want at least 1.50 studs. so, how much do you think i will be spending. there is a store where we live that sell off grades, not the perfect stone. they had 3.00 ct for 1399.00
not a bad deal.
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