Our Story, In Peter’s Words

When I asked for the story of Market Square Jewelers, my father came up with this masterpiece.  I have never met someone so passionate about his “job” and business.  Market Square Jewelers is a product of his passion, commitment and hard work.  This is his story of Market Square Jewelers – told from his mouth, and his perspective.  Enjoy!

“Our business started when we were in high school, making bead necklaces from natural stones, shells and metals.  In the late 70s, we expanded our interest to cabochons and then to faceted gems.  Because most jewelers and crafts people buy so few natural colored gems, we found it almost impossible to sell enough wholesale goods to survive.  In the early 80s we learned the gem market from the streets of Boston and once we understood how to buy market value precious metal in the estate market, our future was written.

How do we show the most beautiful gems, cabochons or faceted, in the most incredible gold or silver settings we can purchase?  This marriage between the earth’s treasures and these historic gold pieces continue to surprise us, even over thirty years later.  New gemological technology has allowed man to dig deeper for gems whilst old manufacturing systems built beautiful filigree settings and fantastic embossed items.

We hope you like our inventory of gems and settings.  No matter the value, we are focused on one piece at a time.  There is no question how much we appreciate our great local clientele that shop with us here on the east coast and how much we appreciate you for your interest and enthusiasm around our goods.  Thanks.”


This photograph, from left to right features, Nelson Tracey, videographer from Los Angeles, Peter Henry owner of Market Square, Shyam Gem Broker in Sri Lanka, and Lonnie McCulloch International Gem Buyer for Market Square.

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