Q&A with Joanne Guertin of Robert E. Guertin Jewelers

Meet Joanne Guertin, owner of Robert E. Guertin Jewelers

How long have you owned your business?

The business was founded by Robert Guertin in 1972. I joined in 1978 and married Bob, who passed away in April 2015. I am the sole proprietor now.

What do you sell at your store?

We are a full-service jewelry store, selling everything from engagement rings and precious gems to a beautiful collection of nautical jewelry, ever-changing estate jewelry and sterling silver jewelry. We also carry gifts and accessories.

What are some of your best-selling pieces?

Hand-crafted pieces by The Touch. The collection includes the Compass Rose, the Sailor’s Valentine and the Mariner.

Are you bringing in any new items for 2018?

We have designed our new line of exclusive anchor jewelry for the Guertin Signature Collection, and our signature bracelet, designed by my late husband.

How has your business/clientele changed since you first opened?

I believe our customer base has changed due to our social media presence.

What inspired you to open up your own jewelry store?

I always wanted to be a jeweler, so after my husband died, I continued to do the same things we always did—repairing, making and designing jewelry.

8 Merchant Road, Sandwich, 508-833-9670, robertguertinjewelers.com


Exclusive anchor bracelet clasp from the Guertin Signature Collection, available in sterling silver, 14K gold and combination, as shown. $159

Exclusive anchor pendant from the Guertin Signature Collection, available in two sizes, in sterling silver, 14K gold and combination, as shown. $269

Engagement Rings available in solitaire to extravagant designs, or create your own. Platinum, 14K and 18K yellow and white gold with a diamond or precious stone of your choice. Prices vary.

Hand-crafted designs by The Touch Nantucket pendant in sterling with gold shell on blue lapis and Compass Rose pendant in medium size in sterling silver with rose gold center. Also available in earrings, bracelets and rings. $249 and $199

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