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#22
mansfield, tx
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i did. i have st. thomas, st. maarten, nassau & the bracelet. the worst charm on it is the diamonds international one. what is supposed to be a diamond, looks like a kids toy stone glued onto the charm. i may take it to my jeweler & see if it's even real. the rest of the charms are cute. nassau is a sand dollar, st. thomas is a shopping bag, i forgot what the others are. seems like i have 4 or 5, but haven't worn it yet. i think it's a fun reminder of the cruise. maybe if i would get off this board occasionally, i'd have more time to look at it!
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#25
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Joined May 2005
I went to the shopiing site and I'm wondering if this is worth the almost $40.00(free shipping). I think it is really cute and would love to have some of those charms, but don't know if its worth the money or not. Can anyone tell me? Worth it or not? Also silver or gold, which would be better? Thanks, kmbb
#26
Between the tall pines in Georgia.
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Originally posted by trock
Yes.. and they are crap.. not worth going out of your way for...
Monetary value isn't everything... some of my best souvenirs are probably what you would call 'crap' .
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#27
Between the tall pines in Georgia.
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Originally posted by KMBB
I went to the shopiing site and I'm wondering if this is worth the almost $40.00(free shipping). I think it is really cute and would love to have some of those charms, but don't know if its worth the money or not. Can anyone tell me? Worth it or not? Also silver or gold, which would be better? Thanks, kmbb

They only come in gold colour... they're of no monetary value, but cute!!
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#28
Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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One Gold bracelet....free
charms from ports of call....free
memories of the cruises.........PRICELESS
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#29
Fair Haven, VT
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Originally posted by cruisinCLT
You won't get a charm at the first port because you'll get your charm bracelet and the list of ports on a piece of white paper....
When we were in Belize (I think it was) we got the charm bracelet and asked abt the Belize charm. The salesman said we couldn't get it free that trip but if we wanted to buy it for $5 we could and he pointed me toward the window. I was waiting my turn at the window when the salesman came back up to me with the charm....for free......nice guy!
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#30
San Diego, CA/Cabo San Lucas Mexico
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Joined Jun 2005
Originally posted by Jabee
One Gold bracelet....free
charms from ports of call....free
memories of the cruises.........PRICELESS
See, now that's the right attitude!

One man's crap is another woman's treasure.
#31
1,048 Posts
Joined Feb 2008
I got my bracelet several years ago and am looking forward to getting more charms for it. They may not be worth anything but the memories of each port are great.
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#32
1,799 Posts
Joined Mar 2007
Originally posted by KroozFoolz
http://www.shopdi.com/Caribbean-Char.../br/p15361.cfm#

http://www.shopdi.com/includes/pop_u...cfm?page=charm
I was just at the websites checking it out
Pretty Cool !!
I like the additional ones you can get too
Personalize your collection with these trendy enamel and rhinestone charms.
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#33
mansfield, tx
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Joined Mar 2004
i certainly wouldn't pay $40 for one of them. i did pay $5 for the st. thomas one.

personally, my favorite freebie is the tanzanite necklace i got. the chain is silver - stone is not spectacular, but it is pretty. i didn't take any bling with me on our last cruise, so i wore the free necklace & earrings that i got in port when it was time to dress up. the earrings were pretty pale, but still look fine.
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#34
The southern part of WV
10 Posts
Joined Aug 2008
I didnt realize about the bracelet and charms until we had already sailed from Nassau. But I have my bracelet and charms from St Martin and St Thomas. Now I will say the bracelet did tarnish the first time I wore it. But the charms still look shiny and gold. I have actually removed them to another bracelet because they remind me of a wonderful time on my first cruise on the AWESOME GLORY . I hope to pick up other charms when we again sail on the glory in Feb 2009 to Belize, Costa Maya, Nassau, and Cozemel. I am counting the days until we sail again. I really like my little charms. Like I said, they remind me a a wonderful time.
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#35
Houston, TX
13,521 Posts
Joined Mar 2004
Originally posted by KMBB
I went to the shopiing site and I'm wondering if this is worth the almost $40.00(free shipping). I think it is really cute and would love to have some of those charms, but don't know if its worth the money or not. Can anyone tell me? Worth it or not? Also silver or gold, which would be better? Thanks, kmbb
$40? No way.

I didn't start my collection until my last port on my eastern cruise (Nassau). The bracelet is free at the first port, but to get the charm is $5. After that, you get the charm for free.

The fun in it isn't the monetary value, but the hunt. It's just a thing to collect, nothing more. I'll take mine on my cruise in October to collect the new charms. All it really is is another excuse to visit ports I've never been to. The only ones I would pay for are for ports I've been to and don't see myself going to for a while (Costa Maya ).
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#36
S. California
28 Posts
Joined May 2008
If you like charms and the store is convenient, go for it. Overall, they aren't worth making an extra trip to get unless it really is your cup o' tea.
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#37
Montgomery, PA
228 Posts
Joined Dec 2006
Originally posted by KroozFoolz
Are you saying I can't get a charm in Jamaica and grand Caymen?
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#38
Los Angeles
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Joined Apr 2006
I didn't visit the website, but Diamond International now does the same thing in Alaska. We got the bracelet in Juneau, and I think about 3 charms at different stores. There were four of us, so each of my granddaughters got a cute little souvenir from Alaska. They aren't real gold or diamonds, but for a child they don't care.
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#39
105,236 Posts
Joined Jul 2001
I started to collect them when they started this about 2 years or so ago. We got quite a few of them. But I knew that we wouldn't be hitting all the ports listed there. So since It was to a gift for our neighbor girl next door -- I just gave it her with about 10 charms on it. She loved it.
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#40
Tampa, Florida area
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Joined Nov 2005
Yes, they are "junk jewelry", but I collect them for the memory value.
Now if I could just get the charms to attach to the bracelet. Is there a trick to it? I find that the attachment clasp does not open wide enough to allow me to hook it onto a bracelet link.