This past September marked the first birthday of Bangles & Diamonds, a boutique jewelry store situated in idyllic Marblehead, MA. When we sat down with her at our summer show, owner Nicole Tremblay’s enthusiasm for her new endeavor was contagious! She was excited about the prospect of building a business that caters to her existing clientele and attracts new, like-minded customers, while also faithfully serving the tight-knit community of Marblehead. Conscientious about growing over time verses being an overnight sensation, Nicole seems well on her way to achieving her dreams!

JA New York: Facebook or Instagram?

Nicole Tremblay: Instagram, it’s a great tool to get customers into the store!

JA New York: Favorite gemstone?

NT: Morganite

JA New York: What’s your retail mantra?

NT: Customer service comes first.

JA New York: Dream celebrity client? 

NT: Ben Affleck….specifically after he’s “been bad,” because if he needs to get himself out of the dog house, I can help!

JA New York: Guilty pleasure?

NT: Wine

JA New York: Favorite holiday?

NT: Thanksgiving

JA New York: Music you play in your store?

NT: Country

JA New York: Music you play in your car/home?

NT: Country

JA New York: If you had a super power, it would be….?

NT: To be able to read women’s mind and figure out what they want

JA New York: Your most prized possession?

NT: My dog, Lilly, a 5lb red toy poodle

JA New York: Go-to news source?

NT: Fox News