Shopping

The US Virgin Islands is outside the U.S. Custom Zone. A special exemption of $1,600 for each person traveling to this U.S. Territory is allowed. Family members traveling together may combine total purchases. Many items are individually exempt.

Since the tradewinds brought the Schooner and Clipper Ships of old, St. Thomas has been a duty free port. Other Caribbean Islands have only recently endorsed the duty-free concept. As a result, Virgin Island Merchants offer lower prices and more varied product offerings. The centuries old warehouses stretch the downtown waterfront to Dronnigens Gade (Main Street). They once held Molasses, Lumber, Rum, and Spices awaiting export and Trade goods such as manufactored items, ceramics, gold, and gems brought from around the world. You won’t find much Molasses or Lumber downtown, but all the rest… and products unimaginable to Captains and Chandlers of old. The warehouses are now tastefully converted and restored to house retail stores with products and prices to satisfy the most demanding clients.

Bernard K. Passman

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Bernard K. Passman is the world’s leading sculptor of black coral art and jewelry. He’s famous for his Can Can Girl and his four statues of Charlie Chaplin. On Grand Cayman, he learned to fashion exquisite treasures from black coral found 200 feet under the sea. After being polished and embellished with gold and diamonds, some…

Cardow Jewelers

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Founded in 1954, Cardow Jewelers has earned the distinction for having the largest selection of fine, high quality jewelry in the Caribbean as noted in Conde Nast travel magazine. Customers voted Cardow as the number one jeweler in the U.S. Virgin Islands for quality, price, selection and service for three consecutive years. Over three million…

Boolchand’s

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Boolchand’s is a dynamic retail organization well established in the Caribbean region. Their main focus is to serve the tourist industry with brand name products in different lifestyle sectors such as photography, electronic and personal computer equipment; fashion apparel for the whole family; jewelry and watches; sporting goods, athletic and leisure comfort wear shoes to…

Al Cohen’s Discount Liquors

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One of St. Thomas’s most famous outlets occupies a big warehouse at Havensight, across from the West Indian Company docks, where cruise ship passengers disembark. Inside is a huge storehouse of liquor and wine. The quarters have been expanded and remodeled, and there are now more brands and items on sale than before. The…

Artistic Jewelers

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Entering Artistic Jewelers is like stepping into a jewel box with a world of creativity and originality, Artistic Jewelers is known for their stunning hand-made pieces in Yellow, White gold and Platinum jewelry. With superb service in mind and fine jewelry in their showcases Owners and brothers Pash and Max Daswani carry an extensive line…

Diamonds International

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St. Thomas is undoubtedly one of the world’s foremost cruise destinations for good reason. It’s an island that truly offers something for everyone. From shopping and sightseeing to sports and recreation, the island is a unique vacationer’s paradise that caters to visitors from every corner of the globe. DI offers something for everyone as well…

Azura Jewelers

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Replacing the Colombian Emeralds shop, here is another fine jewelry store carrying just about the same products, including emeralds, sapphires, tanzanite, and fine watches.

Dynasty Dazzlers

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Dynasty Dazzlers is a second generation family owned and operated business that has served millions of satisfied customers for over three decades. This family owned business operates exclusively on the island of St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands. The stores are conveniently situated in the heart of the Main St. shopping district and adjacent…

Little Switzerland

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Little Switzerland is proud to be an authorized retailer for Tag Heuer, David Yurman, Breitling, Roberto Coin, Tiffany, Movado, Omega, John Hardy, Chopard, Cartier and more. For all of the brand names we carry in-store, we believe you deserve the best possible personalized shopping experience. Our sales staff is ready and happy to help you find…

Grand Jewelers

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We have a fine selection of Geneve, Movado, Raymond Weil, Citizen and Seiko. We also carry a large selection of loose diamonds, ranging from a 1/4 carat to 10 carats. We can custom design any mounting based on the size of your diamond. We specialize in Tanzanite, which has been the most exciting discovery for…