About Us

We really do stand by our motto: Different by Design

A Jewelry Store You Can Trust

Christie’s is a local, family owned, independent fine jewelry retail store, serving our community, our state, and all of New England for over 25 years. We are the premiere destination for custom design, exclusive bridal jewelry, on-site repair & restoration, and an array of gemological services.

We design and manufacture our own brand of jewelry. We have an ever-changing state of the art showroom featuring Matrix CAD software and 3D printing capabilities. We have an in-house professional design team, gemologist, and goldsmith – all providing unsurpassed personal customer service.

Our Story

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Jim and Sue Malanga opened Christie’s doors in the spring of 1994 in a small office space with one showcase! Soon they realized their growing store needed more space, so off to a new, expanded location in “The Pink House” on the corner of Avery and Deming Streets.

In 2002, the opportunity came to build their own physical store from the ground up. So… 189 Deming Street, their current location, was born! It offered an area for a goldsmith, a beautiful contemporary showroom with plenty of showcase space, and the ability to have all the equipment and gemological tools necessary to be a custom-design destination.

Our clients appreciate the convenience our location offers.

Meet Our Staff

Our knowledgeable, experienced, and passionate staff will take exceptional care of you and will take the utmost care of your jewelry. We are here to provide superb personal customer service, education, and ensure that your shopping experience with us is like no other!

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James Malanga (Co-Owner)

As co-owner and lead manufacturer, Jim has been serving his clients for over 40 years. He now serves the children and grandchildren of those clients! Jim and his staff have an incredible level of trust and expertise.

Jim is a graduate of the Gemological Institute of America. He is knowledgeable on gemstones, diamonds, restoration, and repair of jewelry. Jim's passion is aiding his clients in creating custom designs. Because of this, he is able to offer his clients outstanding results in custom design, jewelry repair, and jewelry restoration.

“Our passion lies in manufacturing a piece of custom, heirloom-quality jewelry. We want to know the best technique for making that piece, and we use all the best and most current technology and expertise available to us so our clients receive the best service and highest quality.”

Jim has established excellent relationships with the finest bench craftsmen, setters, lapidaries, and polishers in the jewelry industry. Because of this he is able to offer his clients the best in every aspect of their jewelry needs.

Susan Malanga (Co-Owner)

Being that jewelry was her husband Jim's passion, Sue quickly welcomed that passion and together they opened Christie's Fine Jewelry. As a local girl, born and raised in this area, Sue has maintained relationships with many community organizations, their members, and friends.

"I love serving our local community with all their jewelry needs. It's an exciting industry and we get to share all of our knowledge and service right here in an area so close to my heart!"

Sue's expertise is behind-the-scenes: providing staff support, performing all administrative tasks, scheduling, and trade shows. Sue takes great care and pride in running the day-today operations of Christie's.

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Bob (Goldsmith)

Bob is a Master Goldsmith and is the heart of soul of Christie's exceptional jewelry repair service. He brings his 30+ years of knowledge, experience, and talent to the repair bench every day.

From broken clasps, sheared prongs, resizings, or damaged chains, Bob can repair it all. He takes the utmost care with all of our clients' pieces. His pride in what he does is evident in his repair work. From torch to laser, Bob does it all!

Jayme

Jayme

Jayme has been in the retail jewelry industry for over 20 years. As lead jewelry designer at Christie's, Jayme has the ability to hand draw clients' designs to scale. Jayme also creates pieces for Christie's own branded jewelry.

With her creative talents, Jayme can take a client through the entire design process - from concept to CAD to 3D printing to completion.

Jayme is an invaluable member of our sales team. Her talents are not limited to custom design. Jayme also has expertise in repair, restoration, and diamonds.

Maureen

Maureen

Maureen is Christie's Weekend Warrior / Part-time Powerhouse. She has been with Christie's since our beginning! Her high energy and infectious smile greet our clients on Saturdays.

"Mo" has 25 years of jewelry expertise and her keen eye for style make for a perfect fit at Christie's. Maureen loves what she does!

Kyla

Kyla

Kyla is our most recent team member. Although she is new to Christie's, she is not new to retail. Kyla has been in various retail roles for more than 20 years. She brings leadership, knowledge, passion, and creativity with her.

Kyla guides her clients through the custom design process and provides excellent customer service. Christie's is excited to have Kyla join us.

Advantages of an Independent Jeweler:

Our independence is your independence! An independent jewelry store such as Christie’s Fine Jewelry benefits you, the customer, in many important ways:

  • Personal Service.
    At Christie’s, we truly enjoy our clients.  We have long standing relationships with our clients; knowing them, their families, their jewelry needs and styles.  We give each and every client the personal attention and time needed while they are here with us.
  • A Better Value For Your Money.
    With lower overhead and advertising costs, we can pass along those savings to give you higher quality for a lower price.
  • Faster Response Time
    Custom design and repair work are completed quickly and efficiently.  We can do this because we have an in-house design team and an on-site jewelry repair department with a Master Goldsmith - this means a faster delivery time and better service to our clients.
  • Personal Consultation From Expert Jewelers.
    Unlike the large chain stores, our staff is eager to work with you as long as it takes to help you find or design exactly the right piece. And we will follow up with you to make sure you are completely satisfied.
  • Reduced Risk.
    As an independent jeweler, our reputation is too important to risk by selling you inferior merchandise or by marking up prices only to mark them down again as a “sale.” At Christie’s, you’ll know what you’re getting: the highest value possible.
  • Support OUR Local Community.
    By supporting Christie's - you strengthen our community and our local economy.  Through your patronage - you our client - become a partner with us and in turn enable us to give back to our neighborhood non-profits, charitable organizations and other groups in need.  Thank you!

Different by Design

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