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    Having been to the Dr the last 2 years and returning again Dec 01 for 2 weeks I have finally decided to check out Larimar jewlery. I will be staying at the Bavaro Princess All Suites resort and would like to hear from those more experianced than me (everybody else) . Suggestions on where to shop, prices on items you have purchased, what I should look for re. quality, quality of silver settings etc. Any and all help is appreciated

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    you probably need to see and feel some real stuff to get a proper feel for it- but if you like something and you like the price and you arent going to sell it to anyone, I suppose it doesnt matter what its made of-buy something you really like and tell everyone its the real thing lol

    its a polished stone so there should be no lacquer on it to keep the dye on lol

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    Is there much fake stuff being peddled around? I would have thought I would have to be more concerned about poor quality silver in the settings.

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    yes theres loads of fake stuff about, dont know if there is a Harrisons jewellers in bavaro, but thats one of the places where its genuine

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    Yes there is a Harrisons jewellers in Fuisa, a 5 min taxi ride form the princess hotel. Any taxi or motoconcho will know exactly where to take you.

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    Don't buy from the resort or any of the other gift shops on the beach or around the hotel - they will be stupidly over priced.

    The way the stone works in terms of price is it's all done on weight, the heavier the piece the more it will set you back. Don't let people fob you off with "the darker the stone, the better the quality". It comes in all different shades and we buy from 2 jewellers, neither of whom differenciate in terms of price on the shade of the stone. If you can get a 2 tone stone with split colour, they're a little more unusal and are quite interesting.
    Make sure the silver plating is actually silver and has the stamp, and also check the settings and clasps thoroughly as some of the silver over here is crap. I believe an average seller will try and charge you about 95 pesos per gram for the stone......

    I deal with a lot of Larimar as I have a shop in Uvero Alto myself. Let me know if you need anything else.

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    for Larimar and Amber, and btw she has also her own cigar brand, i would recommend to visit Susanne's shop actually still located at Los Corales, october 1st she will be at the Plaza Brizas between Plaza Bavaro and Friusa, a few minutes from all bavaro hotels, she offers free transportation anyways.
    very reasonable priced jewlery, made by herself, she speaks more languages than i can count, including english of course.
    i heard she will have a website running soon, too.
    will post that here when i get the address or more info.
    have fun
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    I can show you some examples of real vs. what might be sold as real, as well as a sampling of settings and a bit of a price guideline if you're interested. Send me an e-mail and I'll forward it to you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lauren Cornford View Post
    Don't buy from the resort or any of the other gift shops on the beach or around the hotel - they will be stupidly over priced.

    The way the stone works in terms of price is it's all done on weight, the heavier the piece the more it will set you back. Don't let people fob you off with "the darker the stone, the better the quality". It comes in all different shades and we buy from 2 jewellers, neither of whom differenciate in terms of price on the shade of the stone. If you can get a 2 tone stone with split colour, they're a little more unusal and are quite interesting.
    Make sure the silver plating is actually silver and has the stamp, and also check the settings and clasps thoroughly as some of the silver over here is crap. I believe an average seller will try and charge you about 95 pesos per gram for the stone......

    I deal with a lot of Larimar as I have a shop in Uvero Alto myself. Let me know if you need anything else.
    Thanks for the info Lauren...much appreciated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeFisher View Post
    for Larimar and Amber, and btw she has also her own cigar brand, i would recommend to visit Susanne's shop actually still located at Los Corales, october 1st she will be at the Plaza Brizas between Plaza Bavaro and Friusa, a few minutes from all bavaro hotels, she offers free transportation anyways.
    very reasonable priced jewlery, made by herself, she speaks more languages than i can count, including english of course.
    i heard she will have a website running soon, too.
    will post that here when i get the address or more info.
    have fun
    Mike
    Thanks Mike. I knew about the cigars but wasn't aware of the jewelery as well. Doing a tour with PCMike and I assume he knows where these locations are.

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