Because working in the pandemic environment has been more difficult than we could have imagined, we’ve decided not to reopen. This was a difficult decision but the right one for us.
After over forty years in Salem, we have a lot of people to thank so here goes! Firstly, a heartfelt thank you to our wonderful customers. It has been a joy to be part of the important celebrations in your lives - birthdays, holidays, anniversaries, engagements, and “just becauses.” We met people from all over the North Shore and around the world. Many of you became regulars who stopped by at times just to say hi. We loved that.
Thank you to our exceptional employees, past and present, who helped us so much throughout the years: Marty, "The Coin Guy”, a great friend who was so central to the store and its success; our son, RJ, who helped us with all things technical and creative; Margie whose smile and wit raised everyone’s spirit when they came through the door; and our daughter, Katie, who helped us out in a pinch so we could stay sane. You all made work fun. We could not have done it without you.
Thank you to the Salem, Massachusetts - City Government, Salem Main Streets, and Destination Salem, Massachusetts for supporting small business in the city. We also thank the Salem MA Police Department for the extra eyes on the store when needed.
And finally, a very special thank you to my late father (RJ #1!) who started the store back in 1979 and guided me through my first days as a new store owner back in 2012.
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Stay safe and healthy.
A Message from RJ Coins & Jewelry:
WE BUY RARE COINS
Think you got something good? Bring it by and we'll let you know what it's worth! We buy coins based on rarity and/or the value of the precious metals they contain.
CASH FOR GOLD
Your old coins and unwanted or broken gold and silver jewelry could be worth some serious CASH! Our knowledgeable, friendly staff will weigh and test your items while you watch, provide a no pressure offer, and pay you on the spot.
"I've had repairs done at RJ Coins and have always been pleased with the results. They insist on making things right and always have the repairs ready for pick up when they say they'll be ready. I love walking around to see what's new. Great owners who are always pleasant and knowledgeable. Whoever is behind the counter will always greet you with a smile and nice hello. Very reasonably priced. Check them out!"
"Wow! What a hidden gem this store is! ;) I have been in quickly many times for the "coin box" but today had a crisis--my ring was stuck on my extremely swollen finger. Marty was able to get it off and will handle the repair needed. I was astounded to look around and see the HUGE selection of jewelry--there is something for everyone here! In every budget! It's a friendly place, and will be a "go to" for gifts in the future."
"I have sold jewelry and bought a beautiful adjustable gold chain and couldn't be happier with it. Also bought Roman glass ring and necklace that I get compliments on every time I wear! Love this shop and owners are most helpful and friendly"
"RJ’s is just the local business I was looking for to fix my engagement ring that is a family heirloom. So happy I worked with them! They were all super friendly and very helpful with their knowledge and insight. I am on the hunt for a certain type of wedding band and they helped me looked online and offered to have something shipped to the store. I never felt any pressure. They quoted me on fixing my engagement ring and stuck to that quote. My newly sized and polished engagement ring is brand new again! I will absolutely be recommending them and will be going back"
"There is more to this store than meets they eye! I have been passing this store for many years, stopping in to buy from the "coin box" with nieces & nephews, but not actually LOOKING AROUND! An emergency brought me in, when my ring needed to be cut off due to a swollen finger.....the staff were incredible! My ring was removed and repaired to BETTER than new! I had the time to see that there is an eclectic variety of jewelry (and coins) to fascinate and excite every taste! There are Salem souvenirs, gorgeous gems in rings & necklaces & earrings & bracelets, and gift items for every taste--from silver skull rings to diamonds & jewels worthy of weddings, anniversaries and very special occasions. This store has something for everyone on your gift list! FIVE STARS"
"My fiancé found me the most beautiful engagement ring here! I can't think of enough nice things to say about the sweet couple that owns the shop too; they stayed open late twice for me to drop off and pick up my ring for sizing. They really went above and beyond for us and I will recommend them to everyone I know! Selection was great, pricing was great... we will definitely be back to look for our wedding bands!"
"I couldn't be happier with my experience at RJ Coins. I recently had a ring made for my daughter using my mother's diamond. The attention to detail and the communication every step of the way made me feel so cared for as a customer. I am pleased beyond my expectations and I always enjoy coming to this store. The jewelry is presented so beautifully and there is such a selection. I have also bought nautical bracelets here in the past and given the store's location it couldn't be a better place to purchase a nautical piece of jewelry!"
"literally got engaged there! we were told they had sold many engagement rings but never had a propsal in shop! we try to get there whenever we are in the area."
Lillian R. Bukva
"Bought a baby ring the had it engraved for me it it beautiful...great personable people working there and aweson custoner service!!!!"
“I've been shopping at RJ's for about 23 years now. It's a family owned business, and everyone who works there is so nice and knowledgeable.
They offer a little bit of everything, and they stand behind their products."
“Trustworthy, friendly, fair and very knowledgeable. Shop has very unique jewelry at very reasonable prices. If you need a new battery for a watch, they replace watch batteries within minutes for $3.99!! It’s near impossible to buy a watch battery for that price let alone have it put in within 5 min! Great place a true hidden gem in Derby Wharf."
"...This is a family owned business and it is evident that the owners care that their customers are satisfied."
“Excelente servicio y productos de calidad. objetos interesantes y variados saludos."
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