ABOUT THE GALLERY
EXCLUSIVE JEWELS GALLERY was founded in 2012 with the idea that a "jewel" is something that is precious and treasured over time. Although jewelry is often thought of first, everyone is unique and has a different idea of what is special. Every item in the store is carefully curated to fit perfectly within an elegant and thoughtful lifestyle viewing each jewel as a wearable work of art. Exclusive Jewels Gallery offers an eclectic blend of vintage and modern, ranging from exquisite antique pieces to stunning contemporary designs.
ABOUT THE OWNER, ALISSA ECK
People often ask how I ended up in the jewelry business, especially since I have opened my own boutique. What immediately comes to my mind is the thought of me as a child running around my parent’s jewelry and antique store, which was nearby our home in Michigan. Even though jewelry was a big part of my life, all growing up I thought I was supposed to be a police officer. But after finishing my degree in Criminal Justice at Northeastern University, I was drawn back to the jewelry business and I found myself working for a luxury jewelry store in Boston. It was then I realized how much I appreciated all I had learned about jewelry and one of a kind collectibles growing up and that I could combine that with my love for working with people.
I was then employed by Cartier on Newbury St. where I worked in sales and management for 7 years. Their training, personal development and the international prestige of their brand made me grow in substantial ways. My experience with Cartier allowed me to travel to Switzerland, Paris and NYC. I was trained in customer service, management, fine watch-making, high jewelry, and also received a Graduate of Diamond Degree from GIA. I gained invaluable knowledge and I learned to appreciate luxury quality and fine craftsmanship. During my time at Cartier, I was also able to experience the joy of being rated the top salesperson in Boston for 5 years, and the top salesperson on the East Coast of the U.S. for one year.
Combining my 10 years of retail experience with my passion for uniquely designed jewelry and art has inspired me to open my own store here in Boston. At Exclusive Jewels Gallery I can express my different interests while still offering only high quality, well-crafted luxury goods. By offering many other services as well, whether its repair work, custom design, or finding a particular piece a client is interested in, I hope to build a relationship with clients that allows me to be their trusted neighborhood jeweler.