Massapequa-based Love Lisa Spreads the Joy of Jewelry

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Love Lisa owner Lisa Zampolin and her mother, Myrna, at a private celebrity pop-up shop in New York City

Massapequa-based Love Lisa Spreads the Joy of Jewelry

Jewelry is happiness for Massapequa resident and entrepreneur Lisa Zampolin, owner of Love Lisa, a retail and wholesale handmade jewelry line that she creates all on her own.

Zampolin’s distinct style of statement necklaces and beaded bracelets has made its way into most boutique accessory stores on Long Island in her 24 years in business, including her first retail customer, Let’s Accessorize in Merrick.

“I really try to focus on everything that makes you feel good,” she says. “So things that say, ‘you matter’ and ‘kindness.’ I really try to make everyone happy, so if they buy a bracelet, they look at it and remember to be happy.”

The jewelry business, which switched its name from Trends R Us to Love Lisa in 2019, is also popular for its spiritual and religious jewelry with evil eye, Hamsa hand, Star of David, and cross charms designs.

Zampolin began making jewelry as a side gig to her recruitment job in Manhattan, she says. Building on the success of her first two years, she and her husband, Rob Zampolin, invested in the brand and officially launched it in 2001. From there, she was able to quit her job and make jewelry full time.

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Necklace by Love Lisa

Now, Zampolin has sold her creations to more than 3,200 stores across the country, including Bloomingdale’s, and is working out of an office space in Massapequa.

She has had her jewelry worn by celebrities such as Angelina Pivarnick, of Jersey Shore fame, Netflix’s Outer Banks star Rudy Pankow, and many others.

“You know how people sometimes say, ‘Pinch me, I’m dreaming’? That’s how I feel,” Zampolin says. “It’s quite satisfying to see that. It makes me feel very special.”

The business is also holiday-driven, Zampolin says, including for Mother’s Day, for which she has bracelets that say “Mom” and “Grandma.”

Over the years, she’s held trunk shows at stores across the Island. She especially loves selling to local mom-and-pop shops and the involvement that her family has in her business, she says.

“Anyone that knows me knows my husband and my kids. My mom stops by, too,” she says. “It’s wonderful. I’m very lucky to have that as a big part of my story.”

Find Love Lisa at lovelisa.com.

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