Our Story

Maertens Fine Jewelry, owned by Southern Maryland native Heather Maertens, has been the jewel of the Chesapeake Bay region since they opened their doors in 2002.  Maertens is considered one of the most unique jewelers among tourists & locals alike. Shop owner, Heather has been in the jewelry industry for nearly 25 years.  She began her craft in the fine jewelry industry as an apprentice, progressing her career to a custom designer of fine jewelry.

At Maertens it is all about two things: beautiful jewelry and our wonderful clients!  The moment you enter our doors you know that you are somewhere special.  You will see sparkling jewelry collections beautifully showcased in a cheery, welcoming environment.  From intricate handmade silver jewelry to high end diamond jewelry, Maertens has it.  But, the crowning jewel of the showroom is our exclusive collection, designed and crafted by Heather Maertens, the Penny James jewelry collection.  Our highly collectable Penny James jewelry features whimsical sea creatures and nature inspired pieces hand crafted in precious metals and adorned with genuine gemstones and diamonds.

With a staff that is knowledgeable in all aspects of the jewelry industry we are well equipped to help you with all of your jewelry needs.  Visit us for jewelry repairs, watch repair and jewelry appraisal services.  We can help turn your dreams into reality through the custom jewelry design process, one of our specialties!   

Maertens Fine Jewelry is a member of The American Gem Society, which certifies us as one of the industry’s most reputable & trusted fine jewelers. We pride ourselves in providing our guests with memorable shopping experiences that are based on honesty, quality and impeccable service. We invite you to stop in for a visit.  Allow one of our friendly, knowledgeable team members to show you around our store, you are sure to be delighted!

For those of you who are just discovering Maertens Fine Jewelry, we will strive to earn your trust and confidence in us as your local jeweler. Thanks for taking the time to get to know a bit about us.  Check out our exclusive collection, Penny James by Heather Maertens online.  Thanks again, we do hope that you stop in for a visit! 

- Heather, Kimmie, Anjelica, Mady & Kayla

“Dream big, work hard, stay focused, and surround yourself with good people.”