"I have been in the jewelry business for over 43 years. I started out with a wonderful collection of antique buttons that I used to create beautiful one-of-a-kind custom pieces of jewelry. I became a featured designer in the elegant Vendome at Kaufmann’s here in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. I then sold my entire button jewelry collection and began aquiring antique and estate jewelry building my business into what it has become today.
I have studied jewelry extensively and thoroughly admire the incredible craftsmen who designed and created the jewelry we enjoy. I love passing on the knowledge I’ve gained over the years and use every opportunity to do so. As a jewelry historian, I have lectured extensively about antique and estate jewelry. I was also a contributing editor with VICTORIA magazine, a Hearst publication. Many pieces of jewelry from my shop were featured on the pages of VICTORIA and from that exposure I started my mail order business.
It is my firm belief that jewelry lends a stamp of individuality. I have won numerous awards as an artist and I love adding my personal and unique touch to the jewelry.
I have been at my current location in Blawnox, PA for over 18 years now. From its humble beginnings as a chicken coop, I’ve transformed the building into my own fantasy jewel box. With lace ceilings, intricately patterned fabric on the walls and thousands of pieces of jewelry, the Marlene Harris Collection is something that must be experienced. To get a small taste of what my shop is like, be sure to check out a photo of the shop on our homepage."