As time has gone through Cozumel history we have seen business and people come and go and the sad part is that we have also seen a lot of outside commercial people bringing items to sell to the tourist as souvenirs but most of them are even made in china. We should support our local artisans if we really want to keep alive the spirits of Cozumel.
Here is one that its worth visiting:
"Luis Calaca", from one of the oldest families of BLACK CORAL harvesting in the island he still has his workshop running and makes precious iconic pieces. Prices will vary from 5us to a couple thousands dollars depending on the size and work. He has legal permit to harvest and sell and will give you a hologram with each piece you buy. Located in two points, Home address workshop in town 20th ave between Juarez and 2nd street on the left hand side, you can find it open later in the afternoon as most morning days he is at El Cedral right next to the little Catholic church in town.
If any of you travelers know of any local Artisan worth spreading the word, please add on!!!