Jewelers of America Recognize Marissa Collections for Creating Positive Change in Jewelry Sales


NAPLES, Fla. – Marissa Collections, a luxury boutique carrying highly-curated jewelry, designer apparel and accessories, has won the prestigious GEM Award for Retail Excellence. In front of a live audience of hundreds of people in New York City, the award was presented by the winner of the 2020 GEM Award for Retail Excellence, Paul Schneider of Twist. Fellow designers and nominees include Harwell Godfrey, Foundrae and Brent Neale.

Jewelers of America, a trade association of professionals in the United States jewelry industry, presented the 20th annual award show at Cipriani 42nd St on March 18, 2022. Jewelers from across the globe were nominated for the GEM Awards, where category winners were then selected by a panel of industry experts from JCK, Couture and National Jeweler.

The Retail Excellence Award is given to a company that is creating positive change to how jewelry is represented in retail. The award-winning retailer is also recognized for its excellence in e-commerce, technological advancements, in-store experience, digital applications or any combination thereof. Marissa Collections fellow nominees include Muse and Saks Fifth Avenue for this year’s renowned award.

“This is such a remarkable industry. I am proud and in awe every day working with you all and to call so many of you my friends,” says Jay Hartington, owner, and CEO of Marissa Collections.


About Marissa Collections

Marissa Collections owes its success to staying true to the original goal…commitment to helping clients develop their individual style through personalized service and extraordinary selection. Marissa Collections began in 1975 with a storefront boutique of hand selected items including clothing, jewelry, accessories, and shoes which Marissa personally styled for each individual. The instant success among the small community on the Gulf of Mexico has continued over the years, emerging into a 10,000 square foot location in the Third Street South shopping district of Old Naples. Marissa Collections was destined to evolve and expanded to our second location at The Royal Poinciana Plaza in Palm Beach.



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