I spoke to a friend about shopping in St. Thomas and she told me you can shop right near the port. I was wondering if there was another area besides there for good buys on gold jewelry. thank you for your help. Dee
You can shop at the port at Havensight Mall, or go downtown and shop at the same stores. We did go downtown once when we had more time, but if you are short on time, the same stores are by the pier. You can easily catch a cab to take you downtown, there are plenty waiting at the pier.
Dee: I have a friend in St. Thomas who owns Little America, a mom and pop jewelry store with the best prices on the island. It's at 21 Main Street, as you're looking at the harbor from the ship, it's to the far left of town, past all the "fancy" shops.
I've sent countless people there over the years and all have been very happy with Parminder Singh and his lovely wife, Pinky. I found the store by accident many years ago after a hot, frustrating, high pressure day of shopping for a gold ring. I wandered in and Parminder said, "you look exhausted - would you like some water or soda?"
I found the ring, cheaper than the other stores and have since bought many items from them. Tell them Carol from Michigan sent you and you'll get an even better price! I will be there in October and will tell them to expect you!
There is a Little America at the Havensight mall but the one I mean is downtown.
I personally like to shop in downtown Charlotte-Amalie over Havensight Mall, both locations have basically the same shops, but you get more of the local island flavor when you shop downtown. The stores at Havensight are all the chain stores.
Another little family owed shop that we have gotten great buys at in downtown St. Thomas is a place called "Valentines" We've been there several times and have always gotten very good deals on Amethysist and Topaz..