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“ERICK'S @ Port in Cozumel, Mexico - Not to be trusted” 1 of 5 stars
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Forum Shops
Avenida Rafael E. Melgar and Calle 10 Norte | Quintana Roo, Cozumel, Mexico
987/869-1687
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Ranked #127 of 144 things to do in Cozumel
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Denver, Colorado
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“ERICK'S @ Port in Cozumel, Mexico - Not to be trusted”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2011

We too were ripped off by Erick's in the shopping center at the Carnival Cruise port in Cozumel. They sold us a ring and earrings that they said was sapphire and white gold. When we returned home we found out that it was gold plated and colored glass. They even had a Carnival Approved sign on the counter! DO NOT trust these people. Let's put them out of business by encouraging everyone NOT to do business with a store that scams people. Please DO NOT buy ANYTHING in this store!!!

Visited September 2011
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“Ericks - do not shop there”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2009

I had the same experience of the other person here. I was sold a ring as tanzanite and gold and it is silver and colored glass. Also they showed us a ring with a 14K stamp then swapped it for the fake one. They will try to give you shots of tequila to get you to not think straight. Do not buy from them!!!

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Florida
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“Erick's Jewelry 925”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2009

We were in Cozumel in 3/09 and bought a ring from Erick's, it was sold to us as gold, Tanzanite ring with diamonds. When we got home we found out it was barely dipped in gold, the Tanzanite was man made and the diamonds were glass. This is located in the mall that the cruise lines use, so we thought it had to be legit. Please don't let this happen to you.

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“Hit hard by the hurricane, but Wonderful experience!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2006

Cozumel, Mexico was hit hard by Hurricane Wilma, but the Forum Shops were up and running. The colors are so vibrant from the moment your step onto the island. The water is so crystal clear and such beautiful colors of blue. If you plan to spend some time at the Forum Shops do stop by Fat Tuesday for a drink at the bar for a leisure drink on a swing or a brightly colored chair with a great view of the ocean. For lunch definitely stop by Poncho's Backyard from some awesome guacamole and of a margarita (a word of caution the traditional margarita has quite the punch, so for a little milder drink try a frozen fruit margarita). The shops all fight for your attention and are more than willing to bargain for a decent price. Several jewelery stores, T-shirst, and other souvenirs. Overall a great place to spend about 4 or 5 hours.

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