Islanders maintain that Block Island is its own country. Accessible only by air and water, it is the kind of far remote place that we find in dreams. When you walk from the boat, through the town, past the shops and the restaurants it is as though you have wandered into some undiscovered country and suddenly realized that you have known it since before you were born. Sand clings to your clothes when you haven’t left town all day, and the scent of salt and damp roses follows you from morning till night. It is a magical place, a strange salty treasure chest—the kind of island where you find the things you’ve been looking for so long that you’ve forgotten you needed them at all. Jennifer DiTraglia Milner grew up on Block Island. When she was very small, she would make her mother necklaces from the white shells she found on the beach. Her designs have improved since then, but Jennifer’s passion for jewelry has remained unquenched. Jennifer graduated with an M.B.A. from Rollin’s College, in Winter Park, Florida and then became a graduate gemologist with the G.I.A. of America.
In 1991 Jennifer opened her first store on Dodge Street and over the past years she has become the Island’s only destination for fine jewelry, enhanced by the opening of the second store in 2006. Her Block Island collection, manufactured in the state of Rhode Island and designed by Jennifer herself is the most elegant, organic island themed jewelry you can find. Jennifer’s sense of jewelry as art lends her pieces a sensuous, fluid quality that raises them to the level of future heirlooms.
Jennifer’s Jewelry of Block Island offers warm personalized service in one of the most beautiful places in the world.