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    Where to shop for loose gems?

    Hey guys,

    Hoping to pick up a nice blue tourmaline while I'm visiting in September... can anyone point me in the direction of jewelry stores where I can buy loose gems?


    Thanks!

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    check with KAYS downtown
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    Diamonds International

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrea J. View Post
    check with KAYS downtown
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    Diamonds International
    Thanks, I have a list of places I'll be calling to check... does you know of any stores that specialize in unique/unusual gemstones, custom jewelery or sell certified gems?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrea J. View Post
    check with KAYS downtown
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    Diamonds International
    Also, where's the best shopping center to check out that has the most jewelry stores?

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    make sure that you know your prices at home, before you purchase any jewelry in aruba. pays to be informed.

    there are numerous stores downtown
    kays, diamonds international, little switzerland, seans and more!
    take some time and visit the stores at the resorts and in the malls at palm beach.
    i have not bought jewelry in aruba in quite some time.


    Quote Originally Posted by ieatbugs View Post
    Also, where's the best shopping center to check out that has the most jewelry stores?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrea J. View Post
    make sure that you know your prices at home, before you purchase any jewelry in aruba. pays to be informed.

    there are numerous stores downtown
    kays, diamonds international, little switzerland, seans and more!
    take some time and visit the stores at the resorts and in the malls at palm beach.
    i have not bought jewelry in aruba in quite some time.
    Yup, I've got two particular stones in mind and I've spent about 3 months researching retail and internet stores for the quality/size available at my budget, so I'm prepared to evaluate what's there and pass if it's not the right price.

    Thanks for the info!

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    i have dealt with the owners of Touch of Gold for many years. they have made many pieces for me. they have even made pieces and shipped them to hubby to surprise me. they are great!! their jewelry is amazing....but as andrea said...know your stuff and haggle haggle haggle!

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    We have found Kays to be most accomodating

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