Show Mom how much you appreciate her this Mother’s Day with an item that will last a lifetime. Several independent jewelry stores that have been serving Long Islanders for decades have timeless pieces that are sure to put a smile on her face. Some of these unique spots also offer custom work to make your mom feel more special than she already is.
Manhasset, Greenvale, Glen Cove, East Hampton, Southampton
For more than 90 years, London Jewelers has been helping people express their love through jewelry and other fine items. The family-owned jeweler, which opened its first storefront in Glen Clove in 1926, is known for having great service along with some beautiful pieces. This Mother’s Day, London Jewelers is carrying a new line from Sloane Street created by mother-daughter duo Frances and Charlotte Gadbois. The line includes elegant cuffs and earrings with rare stones from all over the world. Or opt for non-jewelry items from the bestseller list like the hand-painted Courtly Check tea kettle from Mackenzie-Childs or the Lalique hearts clear paperweight to give Mom a sweet reminder every time she looks at her desk. Go
Le Joaillier Fine Jewelry
Another family-owned business, Le Joaillier Fine Jewelry has been serving the Gold Coast since relocating from Manhattan in 1979. Owner Len Margolis takes pride in hand selecting every gemstone and diamond he uses for his pieces giving them a unique appeal. Gift Mom earrings with elegant round sapphires or a timeless solitaire diamond pendant necklace. Or surprise her by restoring her favorite piece of jewelry, watch or clock, which Le Joaillier is also known to do. Go
HL Gross & Bro. Jewelers
Generations of the Gross family have been selling jewelry since HL Gross & Bro. Jewelers opened its doors in Brooklyn Heights in 1910. The store, which opened a location in downtown Garden City in 1968, is currently run with the help of president and fourth-generation family jeweler Michael Gross. While it’s known to attract customers for its engagement rings, the store offers tons of other pieces sure to brighten up Mom’s outfit. Many pieces run for a few thousand but shoppers can also snag beautiful jewelry in the low hundreds making it an ideal choice for any budget. Go
“Your search begins and ends at Frassanito Jewelers,” is one of the store’s taglines and it’s easy to see why. Nestled in the Huntington Village, Frassanito Jewelers is another family-owned spot opened in 1935 carrying a wide selection of jewelry. The store, loved for its friendly and knowledgeable staff, offers rings for any occasion as well as necklaces (many with eye-catching diamond pendants), earrings and bracelets. Go
Jill Lynn and Co.
Head to the East End to find one-of-a-kind pieces thanks to Jill Lynn, a Long Island native who has been creating jewelry since 19. One of her popular collections is “Close to my Heart,” which features heart-shaped pieces made of yellow or white gold with diamonds and sterling silver with ruby. This Mother’s Day, there’s also a 14 karat yellow gold necklace that reads “Mom.” Or get more original by having Lynn create a custom piece using your own gems, diamonds or stones. Go
There’s a reason this independent, family-owned jewelry store has been serving the Hamptons for more than 70 years. From pearls, which are swinging back in style, to elegant charms that can be added to a favorite chain or drop earrings with striking stones, Rose Jewelers has a little something for every taste. Make it even more personal by customizing a piece with you mother’s initials or a special message for her. Go