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Jewellery in Jamaica

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Jewellery in Jamaica

So I know when I go to the Dominican Republic that I am shopping for a new piece of Larimar........is there anything special from Jamaica??? are there prices on gold and silver good

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1. Re: Jewellery in Jamaica

You will find larimar in Jamaica. Also Caribbean Blue Diamonds. You can get pretty good deals duty free.

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AHHHH YES....Caribbean Blue Diamonds....Jamaica is where I first say these BEAUTIFUL sparkly little gems, to my husbands dismay!

Even though I have seen some of the most gorgeous blue diamonds ever in JA, I would NEVER buy them there. This is too big of a purchase to make out of my home country.

My rule of thumb when it comes to buying luxury items is to never spend more then I am willing to lose. There have been way to many stories of people getting home with their fake "Rolex" or beautiful Sapphire that lasted a few months until it was cleaned. All of sudden they had 1/2 a blue stone and half white stone.....OOOPS.....with it being purchased from a well known reputable jewelry store on the Island.

A white zircon can pass for a diamond to the casual customer. A nice blue zircon is a dead ringer for a blue diamond. Unless you are a jeweler or are carrying a portable refactor with you it could be a costly mistake.

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LOL, I am with you frodo - JA was where I first laid eyes on the blue diamonds too, and my fascination began!

For me, jewelry from JA is more about the beautiful handcrafted pieces I have bought on the beach - one of my favorite necklaces is a gorgeous hematite and tiger eye combination that people always comment on.

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I understand the concerns above but, I have and have friends that have bought blue diamond in Ja, brought them back and had them apraise for much more. The real thing!

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I bought a ring a few years back with a "carribean topaz" on it. I had never heard of it before and thought it was gorgeous. I spent a little more than i wanted to and luckily i didn't spend much more because i did some research when i got home and realized the topaz is that color becuase they paint a chemical on it. In time the coloring will come off :(

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glad to hear that I can get Larimar.....I'm kind of partial to it. I wear it in the winter when I'm missing the carribean

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got a nice ring with blue diamonds my girl picked out at iberostar resort in mobay got it for less than 60 % of inital asking price. I did walk out the door after my offer but the guy sent his brother out to get me . i held my ground and my girl got the ring .

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Save your money on the "blue diamonds". They're poor quality diamonds that are treated.

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Then why do they appraise so much higher here in the States?

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ALL Blue Diamonds are treated. Do you know how much a NATURAL Blue Diamond would cost IF you could find one? It would be in a museum!

They are irradiated. Some of the darker ones will have inclusions just like a SI1 diamond. The lighter Caribbean Blue Diamonds start out as VSI1 or higher. They will start out with a slightly yellow tinge....if that is what you are considering a less quality?

Edited: 16 March 2012, 20:51