Esmeralda features a curated selection of stylish jewelry, accessories and gifts in collaboration with handcrafted artisans and family businesses located in the US and abroad.

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People love discovering this place.

Here's what people say after redeeming their Nift gift.

I got such pretty earrings here, it was well worth the visit. Thanks!

Michelle, December 1, 2019

A great store with a very friendly woman working there. She was very welcoming which just added to the charm of this store.

John, December 25, 2018

A unique affordable collection from many different artisans. A great place to find gifts.

Robyn, November 30, 2018

Beautiful jewelry. They make perfect gifts.

Rebecca, November 26, 2018

I found the cutest earrings! Origami!

Jeanine, November 19, 2018

Very cute store! More variety in terms of necklaces and bracelets (both in style and price range) would have been nice.

Elizabeth, November 18, 2018

Great place!

Jeremiah, November 14, 2018

Great customer service and mix of jewelry styles!

Lisa, August 3, 2018

Wonderful gifts! Friendly, excellent service!

Karin, July 6, 2018

I'm so glad you sent me another Nift gift thank you!!!! I did not know Esmeralda was in Harvard Square and I go there at least twice a week. I was able to purchase a beautiful pair of earrings using your gift. I will definitely be going back to the store especially for gifts to give to friends and family.

Paula, July 1, 2018

Esmeralda had a great selection of jewelry. I picked out a necklace I liked, but there was a problem with the catch. The woman running the store replaced the chain & catch within minutes, and I bought the necklace. It was a great experience!

Amy, June 23, 2018

The gift was great! It was, however, very annoying to continue to receive emails nagging me to use it when I’d already done so.

Sophie, June 19, 2018

Great selection and helpful staff! I got just what I was looking for. Thank you!!

Jillian, June 18, 2018

My wife was very pleasantly surprised by Esmeralda. She also thought Nift was a great way to encourage us to visit the store, and we're looking forward to returning to Esmeralda on our own in the future!

Jon, June 17, 2018

very nice and helpful employee

David, June 11, 2018

The jewelry is gorgeous and the prices were also very reasonable. Plus their staff was the sweetest.

Rachel, June 10, 2018

Wonderful staff and a lovely store

Elizabeth, June 7, 2018

The woman working was very kind, helpful, and welcoming! Beautiful selection.

Alexis, May 21, 2018

Pretty jewelry, good prices, helpful staff!

Jennifer, May 14, 2018

The gift was very nice. I got a lovely pair of earrings from Esmeralda. The woman working there was very friendly and told me about the store's concept. I would recommend Esmeralda to a friend. I think NIft is a great concept!

Rachel, May 13, 2018

Esmeralda’s is a quaint little shop with lots to offer. All of the work is from local artists which is awesome!

Emily, May 8, 2018

Great choices! Everything is homemade and from fair trade sources!

Jessica, May 8, 2018

Woman there was very helpful and friendly.

David, May 7, 2018

It was a very pleasant experience shopping at Esmeralda. The owner was very welcoming, and the jewelry had a lot of variety and was very nice, and not too expensive. the scale below didn't work. I would give the store a 5, especially for young people.

ESTHER C, May 7, 2018

Lots of nice well priced items and pleasant atmosphere.

Debbie, April 24, 2018

I hadn't been to Esmeralda before. It is a lovely shop, and the owner told me that all the jewelry is equitably made and paid for.

E, April 10, 2018

great selection and great customer service

Michelle, April 8, 2018

Esmeralda had beautiful jewelry and very affordable... much of the jewelry was made by local artists. I bought two bracelets and a decorative hair pin that was hand beaded into a dream catcher!

Lada, April 1, 2018

unique and inexpensive jewelry in the heart of Harvard Square I would rate this store as a 5.

Kitt, March 21, 2018

The Nift was great! Helped me buy new earrings for my wedding.

Lyndi, February 26, 2018

The jewelry was gorgeous (and I made a purchase) but they need some music or something for ambiance. It felt awkward and cold Shopping in there!

Elizabeth, February 3, 2018

Got something beautiful, enjoyed talking with the staff!

Stephanie, January 28, 2018

Great gift ideas and helpful staff

Ana, January 24, 2018

Nice merchandise, pleasant staff. Good products from small companies.

Patricia, January 20, 2018

Love this shop!

Stephanie, January 15, 2018

pretty jewelry, nice staff!

Jaclyn, January 7, 2018

Lots of cute and unique stuff! Got some great Christmas gift finds.

Rachel, December 29, 2017

Good selection of jewelry. Very nice sales person who was very helpful.

Hester, December 29, 2017

I especially appreciate that Esmeralda has such a wide range of jewelry styles, so you could shop for people with very different tastes here.

Aisha, December 25, 2017

Really appreciate the gift! Was able to purchase something I had been wanting to try and am glad I was able to support a local business in the process. Probably wouldn't have stopped by this store otherwise

Veda, December 22, 2017

Amazing jewelry, every piece seemed to be nicely crafted

Joanne, December 18, 2017

Very nice selection of jewelry from around the world.

Jean, December 14, 2017

Paula, the woman working in the store, was so friendly and helpful. Beautiful inventory at reasonable prices. Very impressed.

Julianna, December 11, 2017

Found a great pair of earrings for my sister - thanks!

Katie, December 10, 2017

Great little store!

Ashley, December 4, 2017

the store was amazing and cute and I loved the necklace that I got. It was a really great gift.

Erika, December 4, 2017

It's a wonderful store! The prices are very reasonable, too.

Elizabeth, December 2, 2017

Great experience!

Lena, November 29, 2017

Esmeralda is a cute store with a great selection of jewelry that pops but doesn't overwhelm.

Yasmin, November 20, 2017

Wonderful experience - great service!

Jonathan, November 20, 2017

Cute shop with lots of local products and the woman there was super nice!

Michelle, November 14, 2017

A great opportunity to support socially conscious jewelers who make beautiful pieces!

Marina, November 13, 2017

Lovely and unique jewelry. I've stopped by this store a few times before to quickly browse but with Nift I finally got serious about seeing their jewelry to buy. It was also nice learning about the family business - I immediately texted my friend later as she was also a Babson alum

Lisa, November 10, 2017

Lovely store! Beautiful jewelry!

Samantha, November 10, 2017

Great store! Lovely jewelry! Excellent service!

Brittany, November 8, 2017

Amazing handcrafted jewelry!

Lynn, November 7, 2017

Really nice jewelry store with a great selection! Very nice owner, as well.

Karen, October 25, 2017

I bought some adorable amber earrings, love them!

Kim, October 24, 2017

Very friendly staff and lots of personalized attention. The shop is small but has items for a variety of different tastes and price points.

Alison, October 20, 2017

An eclectic mix of jewelry, scarves, and crafts. Great prices. I love the sea glass earrings that I purchased. I'll be back for more.

Wendy, October 18, 2017

The person at the counter was very nice when ringing me up. There was a problem with my email not letting me click the button to redeem the Nift in store, but that didn't prevent getting a discount. I was only discounted $18.82 from the $20 certificate, but didn't notice until I was already home. Either way, I will go back to the store as I enjoyed their selection of merchandise.

Megan, October 17, 2017

Very friendly and helpful staff. Would recommend to others.

Suzanne, October 16, 2017

A lovely store. I saw several things that I would like to buy.

Judith, October 15, 2017

Great store and amazing service! Store was well organized and had a great selection of beautiful jewelry!

Kelly, October 6, 2017

This was great! So many options and they're all beautiful and unique, but not that expensive!!! I always have the impression that buying jewelry in Harvard Square will always break my bank. Glad to know that's not the case. This was a great experience!

Cathy, October 5, 2017

Love that the jewelry is locally sourced!

Anna, October 5, 2017

Esmeralda is a beautiful, locally-owned, craft jewelry and soaps gift shop. The employee was welcoming when I visited and knowledgeable about the products Esmeralda was selling. I looked at their site and products online before visiting. I had intended to buy myself a fashion ring after browsing online, but at the store, I found a pair of pearl earrings and a necklace that I liked so much more in person! I recommend visiting this store for gifts for your girl friends, family, and yourself!

YoonSun, September 21, 2017

Esmeralda was such a sweet shop, with a great model -- supporting local artists and sharing their craft. I hope the shop continues to gain exposure and develop a growing customer base. I will go back there for future gifts!

Victoria, September 19, 2017

Beautiful pieces, and the owner clearly cares a lot about sourcing her jewelry responsibly and curating the selection! Lovely place to buy a gift.

Emily, September 10, 2017

the jewelry wasn't really my style but I had a lovely chat with the owner and I love how everything is local and fair trade, which is so great!!

Cat, September 7, 2017

Adorable shop with a very friendly owner. Everything in the store is handmade by small business owners. Great shop for gifts and a little glam!

Stephanie, September 6, 2017

This was a lovely surprise to get a Nift gift! I picked out a beautiful piece of jewelry and was warmly received by the employee working at Esmeralda that day. Thank you!

Emily, August 16, 2017

Unique jewelry, very nice sales staff!

Robyn, July 23, 2017

Cute store that supports local and international artists.

Hannah, July 21, 2017

Very pretty store with lots to choose from, all very flashy and sparkly - for the most part. Definitely a place to find great special occasion jewelry.

Elizabeth, July 19, 2017

Nice store. It seemed like the person attending the store was on a personal phone call and it would have been nice to be greeted and asked if I could be helped. She was very nice and helpful once I asked if I could ask a question.

Sevi, July 17, 2017

Great selection of jewelry and wonderful customer service.

Jackie, July 16, 2017

I think Nift is a great way for people to learn about local businesses in their area. I would never have known about Esmerelda had I not been given a Nift gift card.

Lyndi, July 14, 2017

I could have bought the whole store. Beautiful jewelry at reasonable prices and a lovely and helpful saleswoman.

Rachelle, July 13, 2017

Esmeralda store is a gem! So glad I discovered it. Thank you!

Lucie, July 2, 2017

Great little shop, all local products, friendly owner!

Mallory, June 22, 2017

I love all the different jewelry and knowing that many of the jewelry was made in different countries all over the world and that the proceeds go back to help those in need.

Zola, June 15, 2017

Very nice selection of Jewelry and some scarves and soaps.

Abigail, June 12, 2017

I would definitely rate the shop and owner a 5. I will return and recommend to others

Barbara, June 9, 2017

The owner was so helpful. Very personable as well.

Meredith, June 5, 2017

Such a fun store with lovely jewelry. I love my new silver earrings! And the owner was friendly and helpful.

Katrina, June 3, 2017

Beautiful jewelry and kind, helpful staff

Rebecca, June 1, 2017

Very friendly place. I also loved that they sell hand made items. Shop is small so selection is a little limited, but nice. Prices were very reasonable!

Cathy, May 30, 2017

Store with helpful staff and a lot of beautiful items.

Linda, May 23, 2017


Sumi, May 22, 2017

Nice jewelry, nice salesperson.

Anne, April 15, 2017

I really enjoyed the store.

Roshni, April 14, 2017

What the store lacked in its size, it more than made up for it with the wide and unique selection of pieces. I will definitely return and took some business cards to distribute.

Wendy, April 14, 2017

Pretty atmosphere,lovely gifts, good cause...

Jill, April 6, 2017

Great store, glad I discovered it through Nift!

Hannah, April 5, 2017

Beautiful earrings! Great options all around.

Keri, April 2, 2017

Lovely jewelry and interesting accessories! I would return to shop there.

Rosemary, March 29, 2017

What a wonderful selection of unique jewelry- so nicely displayed! Thanks, I'll be back soon! Friendly sales lady too.

Nan, March 24, 2017

Cute, giftable items in a cozy shop.

Sarah, March 24, 2017

Beautiful items and very helpful and knowledgeable store clerk

Laura, March 23, 2017

Adorable shop-smelled great! And I felt very welcomed!

Jamie, March 17, 2017

The ring was great! A few of my co workers have asked where I got it even.

Courtney, March 16, 2017

Excellente customer service! Amazing stuff

Lucia, March 14, 2017

Had never been in Esmeralda before. Many cute pieces of jewelry.

Susan, February 23, 2017

Much appreciated, great choices and easy to use!

Dina, February 14, 2017

Extremely friendly, great jewelry!

Yesenia, February 12, 2017

beautiful handmade jewelry reasonably priced.

Ruth, February 9, 2017

Very beautiful jewelry at great prices, lovely saleswoman.

Mary, February 7, 2017

Thank you for giving me the opportunity to learn about and support a local small business!

Bonnie, February 3, 2017

Very nice owner

Leslie, February 2, 2017

Shop was very nice, cool jewelry. Girl working was very nice as well.

Catriona, January 27, 2017

loved it and the woman was very nice and helpful

Rachel, January 25, 2017

Paula was lovely and the jewelry selection was amazing! The website won't let me select five but I of course give my visit a 5/5!

Jillian, January 17, 2017

Esmeralda is a very nice shop with an interesting selection of handmade jewelry.

Sheila, January 14, 2017

I loved exploring a new store that I had never been to before. The sales associate was super friendly. I would definitely go back there, with or without a gift incentive. Thank you!

Ilana, January 10, 2017

Loved the store

Jessica, January 5, 2017

They have more than jewelry and a wide range of prices. It was nice to support a small business.

Natasha, December 17, 2016


Ann, December 15, 2016

The shop is small and has unique pieces which contribute to the pro "shop small" atmosphere. Some of the pieces were pricier than I expected but I am excited about my purchase and the nift gift!

Kendall, December 15, 2016

Large range of good quality products, very accommodating shop-keeper.

Barbara, December 12, 2016

Lovely selection of unique jewelry with range of prices

Eileen, December 4, 2016

very nice shop with unusual and fabulous finds!

Virginia, April 22, 2016

Adorable shop. Esmeralda is so sweet and helped us find the perfect gifts!

Jacqueline, February 15, 2016
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54 Church Street, Harvard Square, Cambridge, MA 02138