Couple Questions Value of Jewelry Bought During Caribbean Cruise

Fernando Salazar needed to replace the wedding ring he lost so he could renew his vows.

He and his wife thought a romantic Caribbean cruise was their chance to get a bargain on jewelry at the ports of call.

“If you’re going to buy a diamond, buy it in the Caribbean, that’s what they say,” said Salazar.

Salazar says a shopping seminar on their ship pointed them to Diamonds International.

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“You’re about to save, according to them, about 70 percent off American prices,” said Salazar. “I feel like they saw us as gullible.”

The couple picked out two rings and a bracelet at two different Diamonds International stores. Their jewelry purchase totaled more than $11,400.

“We were happy and it looked great,” said Salazar.

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