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My advice is to research prices at home before you go.Yes, things like a name brand watch, camera or designer sun glasses are easy to price compare to shops at home. But when looking at precious stones, gold pieces etc. not so easy to do.
My DH bought a watch in St. Thomas two years ago for 30% cheaper than we could buy it here. We got it at Little Switzerland at Havensight Mall. However, I also saw lots of jewellry that I didn't think was a great price.
I've bought plenty of jewelry in the islands and have had good luck. Just remember the current gold prices can really screw up the current prices to be paid so I'm not sure that now is a good time to buy.
In saying that, your reasoning is sound as to why you want to. I would probably do the same. Just be careful and pay what you want and don't be afraid to negotiate and be prepared to walk if they don't. They know when the ships are in and when they leave.
Thank you for the advice, I don't plan on blowing a bundle (neither does mom) we have a few nice pieces, and I am a bargain shopper, so if something isn't on sale, I'll usually leave it in the shop.I did a mother daughter cruise back in march with my daughter. We just had a great time but gee I didnot think of us getting the same piece of jewerly as a momento. Thats a great idea. I will remember that next time
We are more interested in unique pieces you may not find at home, and do know that you are taking a chance by buying on a cruise.
I am by no means an expert on jewelery but do know a little bit about it, I just think it would make a nice memento of our mother daughter trip to get a matching piece somewhere.