Shopping for stones
Most visitors to Brazil just canīt resist the stones. One of the major attractions of shopping for gemstones in Brazil, besides the prices, is the tremendous variety not found anywhere else. Brazil produces amethysts, aquamarines, opals, topazes, and the many-colored tourmalines - to name just a few of the most popular buys - as well as diamonds, emeralds, rubies and sapphires.
Another good buy in Brazil is leather goods, especially shoes, sandals, bags, wallets and belts. Although found everywhere, some of the finest leather comes from the south of Brazil. Shoes are plentiful, handmade leather items and artisan things can be found at shops and handicraft street fairs.