Welcome to

Louis Martin

Established 1978

Who we are


Louis Martin Jewelers is a New York City-based jewelry store with its beginnings in 1978, in the historic Rockefeller Center. We proudly specialize in buying and selling vintage, estate and antique jewelry. Our buyers travel worldwide to find exquisite, unique pieces of jewelry, catering to our clientele's varied tastes and styles. We also have two certified gemologists on site, an expert watchmaker, and professional jeweler for any and all jewelry work.

Our Story


Great things have small beginnings. Louis Martin opened its doors in the latter years of the 1970s. With its prime location within Rockefeller Center and just blocks away from the Diamond District of New York City, Louis Martin quickly became a favorited destination for locals and tourists alike.

Great Things Have Small Beginnings

The first store opened its doors in 1978, inside Rockefeller Center. The first — and much more modest — store was developing a base of happy, loyal customers.
The original Watch Department
The first store opened its doors in 1978, inside Rockefeller Center. The first — and much more modest — store was developing a base of happy, loyal customers.
Our jeweler hard at work at the old jeweler's workstation.
Some of those happy customers also happened to be celebrities.
Some of those happy customers also happened to be celebrities.
Storeowner Martin poses with Eddie Murphy and Joe Piscopo

A Grand Reopening

Louis Martin Jewelers reopens in a new location within the Rockefeller complex, now with two entrances, large window-spaces along 50th Street, and across the street from the iconic Radio City Music Hall.
Louis and Martin and their wives (right to left) on Opening Day
Louis Martin Jewelers reopens in a new location within the Rockefeller complex, now with two entrances, large window-spaces along 50th Street, and across the street from the iconic Radio City Music Hall.

A Huge Leap Forward

A snapshot of our Watch Department with all-new custom cabinetry and a new watchmaker's room, with an outside view to 50th Street.
A snapshot of our Watch Department with all-new custom cabinetry and a new watchmaker's room, with an outside view to 50th Street.
Since our reopening, we've had an exciting vantage point along 50th Street, a stone's throw away from Fifth Avenue, and even closer to the Rockefeller Rink and Christmas Tree.
Louis Martin in it's original façade, with an inviting wood-themed interior.
Since our reopening, we've had an exciting vantage point along 50th Street, a stone's throw away from Fifth Avenue, and even closer to the Rockefeller Rink and Christmas Tree.
A gorgeous, curved mural sweeping across the top of the store depicts the long journey of a diamond, from out in the mines to the workstation of a skilled artisan-jeweler.
A gorgeous, curved mural sweeping across the top of the store depicts the long journey of a diamond, from out in the mines to the workstation of a skilled artisan-jeweler.

Celebrating 40 Years

In 2018, Louis Martin Jewelers gets a 40th anniversary facelift and a complete renovation begins: new architectural blueprints get drawn, and work begins towards an all-new interior design.

Today


Throughout our decades in the beating heart of a metropolis, we have seen the New York City scene change rapidly before us. With our extensive — and ever-growing — collection of vintage and estate pieces, we pay homage to the classic and vintage styles, not only for their timeless aesthetics, but also for what they represent: a freezing of the energies and passions and values of an era.


A New York Experience


New York City welcomes more than 50 million visitors each year. Along the years, we have become a local destination shop for both locals and tourists alike. It is our honor to meet and serve thousands of new and returning clients from around the world, and we'd be delighted to welcome you to our international family. So if you're planning a trip to the Big Apple, stop by and let us pair you with something truly special. You'll also find there's lots to see and do around us. Check out some of the highlights below.


Fifth Avenue
Fifth Avenue
A world-renowned cultural hotspot, Fifth Avenue boasts not only a wide stretch of museums and art institutions, but also an enthralling collection of window displays from some of the biggest store names in the world.
Distance: 0.5 blocks

Rockefeller Christmas Tree
Rockefeller Christmas Tree
This annual New York Tradition since 1933 brings in millions of tourists every year, and it's right around the corner from Louis Martin in the Rockefeller Plaza. Day or night, you'll see it is truly something to behold.
Distance: 0 blocks: Rockefeller Plaza

Ice Skating Rink
Ice Skating Rink
Catch some speed in the rink! Feel the New York breeze, or simply enjoy the sights of deft figure skating. Watching the first-timers can sometimes be just as entertaining.
Distance: Exit on 50th Street, turn right onto Rockefeller Plaza, go down the stairs.

Radio City Music Hall
Radio City Music Hall
With grandiose architecture and iconic vintage lights, Radio City is a frequent home to stellar shows and riveting music concerts.
Distance: Cross the street from our 50th St entrance.

The Rock
The Rock
Nothing quite compares to a view from above. The Rock Observatory provides unparalleled outside views to Central Park, The Empire State Building, One World Trade Center and many more iconic landmarks.
Distance: Our next door neighbor — entrances outside and inside the building.