shah jewelry

The name “Shah” refers to an Iranian king or monarch whose lineage conquered the Indian subcontinent in the 16th century. In this Mughal Era the Maharajas became famous connoisseurs of jewelry and gems.

Shah Jewelry is a subsidiary of Shaw Jewelry of Northeast Harbor, Maine. Shah Jewelry was born of the love of Maharaja jewelry and the jewelry arts of India. Shaw Jewelry, established in 1982, is a retail store that has been located in Northeast Harbor for more than 25 years. Owner Sam Shaw has been making jewelry since childhood. His interest in Mughal jewelry began in college when, while on a three-month trip to India, he studied jewelry making in New Delhi under the guidance of Vivian Tellis-Nayak. Sam also studied under a master goldsmith in the shop of Messrs Kandahar in 1975. Despite lack of a shared language, the experience was meaningful and instructive, and it provided a detailed glimpse into the workings of an Indian goldsmith and the techniques employed.

Sam later went on to earn a masters degree in jewelry making from the renowned Rhode Island School of Design. He has been producing his own designs for three decades. You can find out more about Sam and his jewelry at

We welcome you to call us if you have any questions or concerns: 877 276 5001 or 207 276 5000.