A Family Timepiece

Marshall Pierce Marshall Pierce | August 18, 2021

From Cartier to Vacheron Constantin and Oscar Heyman to Mikimoto, Marshall Pierce specializes in fine jewelry and swiss watchmaking of world class brands that are perfectly suited for every occasion in mind. The 93 year legacy of Marshall Pierce lives on as the full-service shop is proudly recognized as the only independent family-owned business residing on North Michigan Avenue. A multi-generational family’s passion for timepieces and jewelry coupled with a devoted clientele shapes Marshall Pierce’s exemplary reputation as Chicago’s finest jeweler.


Rooted in Chicago history, Marshall Pierce is a story of humble beginnings. Swedish watchmaker Ellis Bern immigrated to the states in 1896 before opening his own watch shop at Chicago Union Station primarily serving railroad conductors in need of pocket watches. After Charles’ son Jerry Bern Sr. acquired Marshall Pierce & Company in 1968, shortly later Jerry Bern Jr. joined his father in the trade as the family business flourished within the Hayworth Building of Chicago’s Jeweler’s Row. Today, Marshall Pierce’s family legacy lives on with Jerry Bern Jr. serving as president, his graduate gemologist son Evan as vice president, and daughter Celeste as director of marketing. The multi-generational Bern family celebrates together Marshall Pierce’s successful relocation to the Magnificent Mile.


Marshall Pierce showcases a variety of fine jewelry from across the world suited for all life moments, big or small. Be it a graduation, job promotion, or wedding, every occasion can be paired with a celebratory piece of jewelry or timepiece. With a love for building lifelong relationships, Marshall Pierce treats all of their clientele like family. Their legacy of devoted clientele has extended into the children and grandchildren of those Marshall Pierce originally served.


With a variety of complimentary services, Marshall Pierce ensures you not only discover a unique piece of fine jewelry, but that you cherish it for years to come. From jewelry and watch repairs to a lifetime guarantee of cleaning services and inspection for engagement rings, a team of specialists are readily available to help preserve the integrity of your jewelry and watches.

Marshall Pierce cherishes the honor of being Chicago’s finest jeweler and continues to grow their world class selection of rare gemstones, jewelry, and watches for all.


Discover your favorite piece today at: marshallpierce.com

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