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Conquest, December: gold wedding bands?


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My husband and I are celebrating our 20th anniversary on the Conquest in December. My husband lost his wedding band on the golf course this past Saturday.:( We've checked local prices on gold bands and it seems really high. Does anyone know of places in Cozumel, Jamaica or Grand Cayman that has great prices on gold wedding bands? He just wants a plain 14 kt. gold band; nothing fancy!


Also, we've been on 10 cruises, and I've always seen advertisements for jewelry sales on the ship, but I've never gone to check them out. Do they have wedding bands and are they good prices? :confused:


Last question, would anyone happen to know the approximate cost (or maybe you've purchased one) of a plain, gold band (7 mm width)?? :)


Thanks for your help!! CC friends are GREAT!!:D

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Of the 3 stops, I would look at the stores in Cozumel. Diamonds International is pretty popular there. Remember, most prices are negotiable. Grand Cayman's dollar is stronger than the US dollar, so you may not get as great of a deal as you may in Cozumel.

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I also agree that Diamonds International is great and you can get wonderful deals.


We just purchased our wedding bands at DI (in St. Maarten) and got a fantastic deal - his was plain but mine, of course, had a little sparkle!


You can check out their website and get an idea of prices.

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Thanks for the info! Are prices negotiable at Diamonds International? What about Touch of Gold?


Frick & Frack: What did you pay for the plain wedding band?


Just trying to get some ideas of cost. We paid about $200 for his band about 20 years ago, but I'm sure we are not going to get that good of a deal now. It looks like it will be around $350 or $400.

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Prices are negotiable at either (and several others too). If you have cash, the prices are even more negotiable. I always look and check out the items. Then ask the price. Get a price, try to negotiate a bit. Once I have that price, then I ask - what price can I get for cash? Usually works out pretty good.


I don't have the receipt for the rings (my fiance has it). I would guess that you're about right. But, check their site out, I think they had some in the $200 range too (plain, gold) if I remember correctly when we first started looking. My fiance's has a bit of "twirling" around the edge, so that could increase cost too.


Plus, cost depends on the weight of the ring in gold.

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We bought some stuff at DI in Cozumel this spring. I haggled for the best deal at the DI shop at the far end of the strip. I figured that I had their best price because they didn't chase us when we left the store. We then worked our way back past their Tanzanite store to their Outlet.


To make a long story short, I got the exact same ring at the Outlet for $200 less at the outlet.


Three rules

Haggle, Haggle, Haggle!

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We shop at KOHL'S alot and i looked online at Kohls.com

and you can get a wedding band MUCH cheaper than the prices they are saying on here.....

just curious why you dont do it local instead?

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They may want to purchase while on the cruise as a memory of the trip as well.


I've purchased jewerly at all three ports. Your best deal will be in Cozumel. More competition. As others have noted, the price is definitely negotiable.


My aunt purchases nice jewerly for her 4 grown daughters whenever she takes a trip. A year ago she cruised with me on the Miracle right after hurricane Emily. (Her older daughter is Emily and is very much a storm!) We spent the time in port getting earrings for the girls. She had me work the price for her. I got the prices down as much as 45%.

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Titanium is such a hard metal that the scratches cannot be buffed out, as they can with white gold. So, if you go with titanium at DI, try to get one of the brushed titanium styles. It hides scratches better. Also, a new trend is tungsten bands. The metal is harder than titanium and will never scratch. This is what my fiance will be wearing starting Saturday!


I'll be in Cozumel next Friday on the Conquest. Maybe I'll swing in to DI!

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We just celebrated our 20th in August on the Glory! But anyways, my husband had lost two of his bands over the years! Yeah he was in trouble. But after he lost the first one, I went to Wal-Mart and got him a 10 karat gold plain band for about 30.00. We later found that one in the couch but not until we replaced it with a band that I found that is very similar to the one I have and I found it at a pawn shop for about 90.00. I gave that to him for an Anniversary one year. So maybe you could check them out before hand.

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WOW!! Thanks for all the GREAT info!! You have been so helpful. As far as the comment about going "local", we decided to just wait until our cruise so that it was more memorable. ;) We might even re-new our vows and then I can put my husband new ring on his finger for many more years to come!!:) CC friends are GREAT!!:D

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