While on your next port-o-call or favorite cruise ship, be weary. Prices may be less expensive, but there is no guarantee or follow up care for quality service or repairs after the purchase has been made. Recently, we have seen a large number of issues that have risen out of our clients' purchases while at sea. Replacing stones, re-sizing, and false stories about gem history/quality have all been discovered.
If you are interested in purchasing a special piece, stop in to Spectrum or another local reputable jewelry store for your purchase. It may not be a clearance price, but you are guaranteed to get experienced and solid jewelers that will stand behind their product.