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Beware of one particular jewelry shop in Cozumel

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We spent 4 weeks in March on the island. I received emails this week from friends in Canada who were also there. Three of the ladies in that group bought jewelry from a jeweler named Carlos at "New Concept" formerly "Joyerias" store. It is located below the "Tiki Toki" bar. When they had the jewelry looked at in Canada upon returning home they were told it is fake. One lady took her new alexandrite ring to have a loose stone secured. Her local jeweler said he couldn't fix it because the stone was chipped on both ends and wouldn't be worth the money for repair as it is a fake. The diamonds are fake, the alexandrite is fake and he doubts it is 14k gold even though it is stamped. Others in the group have had their new rings appraised in Canada and are getting the same story. The "gold" is already starting to tarnish.

The ladies are all filing forms to pursue a formal complaint through PROFECO.

We love the island of Cozumel. Spend a month there every winter. I have never had a problem like this, however, I stick to buying the sterling silver in reputable shops -- Cinco Sol or Silver Emporium. I have never purchased any "jewels" on the island. My opinion is that this kind of purchase is just too risky unless you are extremely knowledgable in the gem trade.

Sadly, as the economy gets worse, the criminal elements come out and sooner or later someone will get scammed. Beware.

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