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  • Art: Its paintings may never rival those of the finest Haitian artists, but Jamaica is at least the second-best center for art in the Caribbean. Prices are still reasonable, too, even when the artist has a certain renown. Although paintings are sold all over the island, the finest art is found in Kingston at the Frame Centre Gallery, a leading display showcase for the best of the island's artistic talent.
  • Handicrafts: Crafts come in many forms, ranging from alabaster and woodcarvings to weavings. But quality is highly variable. The finest assortment of crafts is at Harmony Hall outside Ocho Rios on the North Coast.
  • Fashions: Many artisans in Jamaica produce quality resort wear; Jamaican women are known as good seamstresses, and they often make quite passable copies of the works of top designers at a fraction of the original's price.
  • Jewelry and Watches: Some watches at various outlets in Jamaica sell for 20% to 40% off stateside prices. Be sure to buy from a reliable dealer, not vendors hustling gold so-called Rolex watches. Jamaican gemstones include coral agate and black coral, and many fashionable pieces are made from these stones; quality handmade necklaces are sold nearly everywhere.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.