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Thread: Jewelry Stores In Aruba

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    Jewelry Stores In Aruba

    What are your thoughts?

    Are you a jewelry shopper when visiting Aruba?

    What kind of things have your purchased?

    Years ago we purchased some Lladro porcelain figurines at Little Switzerland and have bought earrings and a ring or 2.

    Aruba is imo not a jewelry shopping destination.
    Aruba just happens to have some nice stores with lovely items.

    Folks need to do their homework first to familiarize themselves about pricing.
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    I’ve made a few purchases at Gandlemans. Each time it has been a David Yurman necklace. Prices were better than in the US. They ran $300 to $400 cheaper. I’ve had a lot of compliments on them and have been happy with my purchases. Wouldn’t hesitate to recommend

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    I/we have been going to Aruba for over 20 years and have made a good number of purchases from a number of stores. The key is you have to know the product and do your research. After making the purchases and returning to the US I have a very reliable jeweler who examines the pieces and gives me his professional valuations. We have never regretted any purchase. Also as I go twice per year the stores that I purchase at have guaranteed me they will accept the return of the item if I am unhappy as long as I notify them within a month of purchase via email. Also Pegmeister is correct, when you purchase a national brand in Aruba they are limited to the discount they can provide otherwise they will lose the franchise to sell the product. This applies to: Rolex, David Yurman, Mikimoto, etc..... Fortunately we have not made impulse buys and do our homework and if we find no significant savings we buy local.
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    We have been buying things from Gold Palace for years. KP is great to work with and willing to make custom pieces. I think they changed their name to Diamonds. Accross the street from Hacienda next to TH Palm.
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    My wife purchased a few things from one of the jewelry stores downtown back around 2003 2004 as I recall. She is such a serious haggler I left the store in embarrassment. She came out smiling and saying if she did not get the items for what she was prepared to pay, so be it.
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    After a nice casino run my first year I got a Rado watch, titanium bracelet and a Aaron Basha ring for DW. Some costume pieces for DW over the years and a really nice new wedding ring a coupla years ago...oh yeah... the gold anklet......
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    For our 20th I purchased my wife a ring with a blue sapphire stone in the center with a diamond on each side- and a Chopard watch for myself at the Ritz's jewelry shop. The price on the sapphire was probably more than we would have paid at home for a similar ring and the watch was less expensive in Aruba by a considerable about. The added benefit of surprising my wife was worth the extra cost on the ring IMO.
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    It's kind of become a "thing" for me to buy myself a nice piece of jewelry each time I go to Aruba. Good thing I haven't been that many times yet! I'm very fond of Gandelmans. First year a pair of really small diamond half hoops left on my ears. Next year I bought a small diamond pendant to match. The hoops were lonely. Last year I took those with me to have them cleaned. I swear, that's all I was going to do!! But those slightly bigger diamond hoops were on sale. They called to me. What was a girl to do?!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by LisaGrn View Post
    What was a girl to do?!!
    Follow her instincts... of course...

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    Quote Originally Posted by LisaGrn View Post
    It's kind of become a "thing" for me to buy myself a nice piece of jewelry each time I go to Aruba. Good thing I haven't been that many times yet! I'm very fond of Gandelmans. First year a pair of really small diamond half hoops left on my ears. Next year I bought a small diamond pendant to match. The hoops were lonely. Last year I took those with me to have them cleaned. I swear, that's all I was going to do!! But those slightly bigger diamond hoops were on sale. They called to me. What was a girl to do?!!
    It was the right thing to do..... !
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