I’ve been following Market Square Jewelers online for years, so I was surprised when I finally sat down to write about them and I found myself stumped.
Should I focus on their stellar lineup of dainty, wearable Art Deco darlings? Their buttery Victorian gold collection? Their reset antique mountings? How to do justice to their knack for gemstones? Every time I thought I’d narrowed in on a standout category, I’d get distracted by another one.
Finally, I realized the answer was staring me in the face: this incredible versatility, the very fact of Market Square Jewelers’ disparate delights, was actually the perfect characteristic to highlight.
Many jewelry stores offer a wide selection, but usually one or two sections are noticeably stronger than the others. Market Square Jewelers is genuinely strong in a truly impressive array of categories.
Pictured: camphor glass pin / diamond ring / cameo / brooch / onyx ring / sapphire ring / cameo ring / bracelet
I first discovered Market Square Jewelers in my early days of Etsy jewelry browsing, when I used to search for things like “Art Deco” and scroll through the results for hours. It’s no wonder this led me to Market Square Jewelers – their Art Deco collection is fabulous – but they’re more than that.
Unlike the many online-only shops I’ve featured, Market Square Jewelers has a strong brick and mortar presence: they have five physical stores in the New England area. They’re a true family business, owned and run by Peter Henry and his daughter Elizabeth, who grew up taking naps in the back of her father’s jewelry store.
Read more in a fantastic interview with Elizabeth on the Market Square Jewelers blog.
Pictured: opal / alexandrite / tanzanite / tourmaline / citrine / tourmaline navette / orange zircon / tanzanite / peridot / opal / peridot / garnet / iolite / dravite tourmaline / aquamarine / aquamarine / pink tourmaline
I would be remiss if I didn’t take a minute to focus on Market Square Jewelers’ gemstones, particularly their rings. They have a particular passion for rescuing vintage and antique ring mountings with damaged or missing stones and giving them new life by finding the perfect gemstone to complete the piece.
Market Square Jewelers owner Peter Henry has such a passion for gems that he travels the world to select the best possible stones for the store. It’s no surprise that such care leads to spectacular results.
Take a gander at the gemstone rings section of their website if you want more examples! They have some true beauties.
I couldn’t resist giving you a peek at some of Market Square Jewelers’ Victorian treasures!! I’m pining for that tassel necklace pretty hard.
In addition to the antiques on offer, my fellow vintage lovers should also look into the Elizabeth Henry line, which is dedicated to producing new reissues of Victorian, Art Deco, Retro, and Mid-Century pieces.
That means that, for the Elizabeth Henry pieces, Market Square Jewelers actually owns the original master model from which the piece was created. This line marries true antique/vintage design with guaranteed quality and complete customizability. Customers can select their favorite antique piece and have it made in any color gold or platinum, and set with the gem of their choice.
Pretty cool, yes? I haven’t had the pleasure of buying anything from Market Square Jewelers yet, but the research for this post definitely added a few pretties to my wishlist. What about you, my darlings? See anything you like?
Pictured: onyx / emerald / pink sapphire / zircon
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