Every time we bring guests with us to Hilton Head, they spend a lot of time shopping. We don’t think we do, but we always come home with a lot more loot than we started out with.
Tanger Outlets near Hilton Head Island
There are two Tanger Outlet Malls off island near Hilton Head.
They have shady walk ways. Also good for staying out of the rain.
There is plenty of parking.
This is the map of Tanger 1, the first outlet mall you pass. It is the smaller of the two, but has the Talbots Outlet.
Before you shop, drop in to the little Shoppers Services office to pick up a coupon book. It’s in the corner between Lane Bryant Outlet and the Children’s Place. Sometimes you have to show them an AARP or AAA card. Sometimes it is a small donation to a cause. If you or the people you are with shop at all, this is a good deal.
Do you know what this is? The guy at Kay Jewelers was using it so we asked.
This is a Diamond Tester.
Diamond Dual Pro™
Star Struck’s DIAMOND DUAL PRO identifies diamonds, Moissanite and White Sapphire with its easy one-touch test. The tester is equipped with indicator LED lights and an audible signal that will identify your stone(s) with ease. It’s retractable tip is resistant to bending and breaking and provides excellent contact for the most accurate readings.
That doesn’t really help. Basically, the metal tip at the end gets hot. When it touches a stone, it heats it and reads back how the heat passes through the stone. You can identify a stone by how it conducts heat. That way you can tell what kind of stone it is. There are also some testers that use electricity instead of heat. Cool!