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Established in 1994

About Stars Fine Jewelry

The Story of Stars Fine Jewelry

Stars Fine Jewelry can be found nestled on the waterfront of Damariscotta Maine. Enter a fabulous shop where you’ll find exquisite estate pieces, fine gold and silver as well as beautiful gifts. Whether you need a nautical memory, a special gift, or the perfect ring to pop the question, we can help. We strive to provide reliable, friendly and personalized experiences for all our clients. We are a full-service jewelry store offering a wide selection of estate, bridal, vintage, gemstones and diamonds. If you can’t find what you’re looking for, we can find the right piece for your needs, no matter what the size, shape, quality or price you have in mind. If you’re in need of something even more personal, we can custom design pieces just for you. From start to finish, we can bring your ideas to life.

A Bit of History….

In May 1994 Stars opened its doors in downtown Damariscotta located on 7 Theater street. The business quickly developed a good reputation, and became a welcomed addition to the town. After several years, the store began to burst at the seams. With a wonderful selection and loyal customers, it became clear that Stars was in need of a larger permanent home. To continue serving the growing town, in June of 2004, the current building was purchased, and extensive renovations began. The business was moved to where it is presently located at 65 Main Street. People consistently come from near and far to see the beautiful, warm and welcoming atmosphere, as well as a vast selection of jewelry and gifts.

The Love Story That Started It All…

On a fateful September night in 1990, Frieda walked into a pub on her first trip to London, and spied Irish-born John sitting alone in a corner. Their eyes met and after spending 2 hours telling each other their life stories, they knew they had to spend the rest of their lives with each other.

So that they could be together, Frieda lived in London for the better part of 3 years and worked at the centuries’ old markets of Portobello Road and Covent Garden, buying and jewelry which had already been her field for 10 years.

In 1992 they came to the United States, back to where Frieda had lived in Maine, and in June of 1993 opened Stars Fine Jewelry in downtown Damariscotta. They quickly developed a good reputation, and knew in their hearts that Damariscotta was going to be a wonderful place to do business. The response was good, and the people friendly.

In December of 1997, John became a naturalized American citizen, of which he is very proud. In June of 2004 they moved their business to its present location at 65 Main Street, after purchasing the building and having it extensively renovated. People consistently come from near and far to see the beautiful job John & Frieda have done to create such a warm and welcoming atmosphere for their customer-friendly business. We would be pleased if you become a part of our life story by being a customer of Stars. ​