Lee Jewelers Makes Easy Work of Last-Minute, Heartfelt Gift Giving
For those who live and work on Long Island, there is often a desire to support local businesses and craftspeople. This is especially true during the holidays, when people are searching for unique, custom-made holiday gifts. Though many may think of the East End as only a summer vacation destination for the rich and famous, it is important to remember that there are a surprising number of mom and pop shops that remain open to provide Long Islanders with the option of locally made products. Among these is Lee Jewelers, located in the heart of Sag Harbor, which creates custom handmade fine jewelry to fit any style, and budget.
Owned and operated by Lee Elliot and his daughter Dori Elliot, Lee Jewelers has been in business for more than 50 years – first in Greenwich Village and then in Southampton – but has been a mainstay in Sag Harbor since 2006. With its personalized mom-and-pop (or in this case, daughter-and-pop) service and simple interior, the Elliot’s shop is the perfect place to visit during holiday shopping.
In addition to the custom jewelry options, guests can also select from among the shop’s variety of handmade options, with collections designed exclusively by each of the Elliots and, in some cases, collaboratively between the pair. Options range from diamond rings and wedding bands, to beaded necklaces and pendants, and also includes a large variety of unique earrings.
As the holidays are often a time of engagements, Lee Jewelers provides the perfect service – custom-made diamond or precious stone rings, which ensure that a person’s “special someone” is presented with a ring unlike any other. The shop also features a wide variety of the Elliot’s personal design options for those truly in need of a last-minute option.
With Long Island being well-known for its beaches, many locals search for something that incorporates island life into their gift giving. To account for this, Lee Jewelers offers a large collection of nautical jewelry, which feature elements such as seashells and starfish.
For instances in which people are searching for a piece that features a specific type of stone or metal, Lee Jewelers’ collections include yellow, white and rose gold; platinum; diamond; and precious stone jewelry, as well as a large selection of hand-crafted pearl options.
No matter the desire, Lee Jewelers offers hundreds of handmade designs. “This is my favorite time of the year,” says Mr. Elliot. “It gives me great joy to help a customer find the perfect gift or to work with a customer to create a customized piece of jewelry. There’s no better way to say ‘I love you.’ ”
For more information or to purchase a handmade jewelry item, visit Lee Jewelers at 42 Main Street in Sag Harbor, or online at www.leejewelers.net
About Lee Jewelers
Established in 1965, Lee Jewelers is located on Main Street in Sag Harbor and is owned and operated by Lee Elliot and his daughter, Dori Elliot. The shop features collections from each designer, who will often also collaborate on pieces, combining the elder Elliot’s hammered metal circles with his daughter’s wire-wrapped precious or semi-precious gemstones. For more information, visit www.leejewelers.net.