Tiina Smith Takes Vintage Fine Jewelry Seriously

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You won’t find a plethora of diamond engagement rings and tennis bracelets – the mainstay of typical jewelry stores – at Tiina Smith Jewelry. The assortment at the Boston store-cum-gallery and e-commerce site is a reflection of founder Smith’s taste and knowledge of important vintage fine jewelry. “I wanted to create a brand that had a little bit of an artistic nature to it,” Smith said of the business. “Vintage jewelry was an obvious choice because I have a vintage jewelry collection. It’s something I’m passionate about.

I wouldn’t start a business in my 50s, if I wasn’t passionate about it.” Smith searches for vintage fine jewelry with interesting designs from the 20th and 21st centuries. Drawn to unique items that aren’t available elsewhere, she homes in on scarce and one-of-a-kind pieces with prestigious signatures such as Cartier, Tiffany TIF , David Webb, as well as second-tier names. Putting together a jewelry collection is like creating a successful...read more...