From the moment you walk into the Esmeralda store, you are immersed in a shopping experience that indulges your senses as envisioned by owner Esmeralda Lambert. As you enter the store, you smell notes of fresh roses that dust off the cold streets. Your gaze falls upon an array of colors and sparkling gems on choreographed displays. A soft canvas of white warmly invites you to touch and play dress up in your own dream closet. While you explore, fresh Dominican coffee and tea are served with sweet treats adding to your indulgences. Whether you are a women needing another opinion or a man needing advice to buy for someone special, Esmeralda is there as your personal style concierge to guide you.
Entrepreneur and jewelry designer Esmeralda Lambert created the concept for the “Esmeralda” store to be the perfect place she would like to shop inspired by her own elegant style and Latin heritage. The store features her namesake “Esmeralda Lambert” jewelry collection as well as a curated selection of unique jewelry, accessories and gifts in collaboration with other handcrafted artisans and family businesses located in the US and abroad.
At “Esmeralda”, you will find jewelry for every woman and occasion. Styles range from simple everyday to formal black tie jewelry and accessories. Popular pieces include stackable sterling silver and gold filled rings, semi-precious stones and sea glass, sparkling “ear stilettos” and statement necklaces, city chic clutches, colorful organic cotton scarves and natural artisanal soap for him or her. Esmeralda personally selected family businesses offering unique high quality handcrafted products made in the USA (Massachusetts, New York, Connecticut, North Carolina, Florida, Chicago, California) and across the world (Dominican Republic, Bali, Brazil, Guatemala, Mexico, Nepal, Thailand) and growing!
Having designed jewelry for her own and friends’ weddings, Esmeralda realized the need for custom bridal. Customers can book a personal consultation to perfectly match bridal party colors and styles.
At the heart of the Esmeralda brand is an entrepreneurial love story. Esmeralda came in 2010 from the Dominican Republic to study for her MBA at Babson College. She fell in love and married classmate Matt Lambert, a local Mass native. In 2013, they co-founded the “Esmeralda Lambert” jewelry line. The signature designs are lightweight statement jewelry, hand woven by women artisans in her home country the Dominican Republic. It was so important to the couple to build a brand that not only had a great product but also brought jobs and opportunity back to other women from Esmeralda’s island.
Starting with one woman artisan and a table at a Somerville craft fair, they now have a team of seven women in the Dominican Republic, jewelry sold in over 30 high-end boutiques, an ecommerce store and designs worn on fashion runways including the Miss USA pageant. In 2015, Esmeralda and Matt were awarded recognition as “Rising Stars” in Babson College’s Alumni Entrepreneur Hall of Fame.
The Esmeralda store hopes to empower small entrepreneurs just like them to turn dreams into reality.
Thank you for SHOPPING SMALL all year round from the Esmeralda family:
Esmeralda, Matt, Lucila and Juan Luis