Philipsburg has over 100 jewelry stores along Front Street and all of them are high-quality and reputable. They have to be reputable because most jewelry stores on St. Maarten rely on repeat customers on an island with many thousands of repeat visitors per year. But with all these jewelry stores, there are a few that specialize in either a certain type of gem or are exclusive with certain well known brands. Let’s talk about Pearls.
Pearl Gems on Front Street is renowned for carrying the largest selection of pearls in the Caribbean at excellent prices. With a buying office in Kobe, Japan and regular visits to pearl farms, they source the choicest pearls at the most competitive wholesale prices. Pearl Gems also manufactures one-of-a-kind creations with pearls imported from all parts of the world.
Pearl Gems has a large selection of Black and Brown Tahitian, White Australian and Golden South Sea pearls in natural colors as well as all varieties of cultured and freshwater pearls and has an “unstrung” selection from which to choose those for custom stringing and clasping.
Pearl Gems is a member of the Caribbean Gemological Institute and the Cultured Pearl Association of America and has U.S. Service Centers for the buyer’s convenience. All purchases at Pearl Gems are guaranteed and come with certified appraisals.