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BEST Jewelry

2013 BEST Jewelry, Everyday

M. Flynn


Time and time again, we reach for the pieces in our jewelry box linked to this darling South End boutique. The sisters Flynn—Moria and Megan—have impeccable taste, amassing chunky woven bracelets from Maine’s the Ropes; delicate handpainted enamel necklaces from… read more»

2013 BEST Jewelry, Fine

Dorfman Jewelers


Led by executive director Gerard Riveron—an industry veteran who polished his appraisal skills at Cartier—this precious-gemstone-lovers’ paradise markets exclusive stunners from Van Cleef & Arpels, Alexandra Mor, Picchiotti, and more (European designers Antonini and Tamara Comolli may soon join the… read more»

2012 BEST Jewelry, North

Long’s Jewelers


Some jewelry stores know only engagement rings and wedding bands. Others have eyes just for luxury timepieces. Long’s is the rare shop that specializes in both, from custom-designed sparklers to sophisticated watches from Tag Heuer and Breitling. The selection of… read more»

2012 BEST Jewelry, South

Hingham Jewelers


After armed robbers fled with most of their inventory in 2010, owners David and Stacey Page considered shuttering their jewelry shop. Lucky for the South Shore, the couple decided to remain open, and they continue to showcase traditional offerings (Rolex… read more»

2012 BEST Jewelry, West

Adamas Fine Jewelry


Sibling-owners Anto Aboyan and Veronica Sagherian are well known for their team’s fresh designs and ability to turn vintage gems and family heirlooms into wearable modern pieces (the ladies from Desperate Housewives wore their jewelry onscreen). Take, for example, the… read more»

2012 BEST Jewelry, Costume

High Gear


When we want affordable, knock-’em-out baubles to complement a party getup or snazzy work ensemble, we hit High Gear, a welcoming space loaded with exciting costume and semiprecious jewelry. And if you’re currently on a stacking-bracelet binge (like us), this… read more»

2012 BEST Jewelry, Estate

Brodney Antiques & Jewelry


Don’t let the buzzer-rigged vestibule deter you from exploring the wonders inside this 73-year-old trove. Brodney offers an array of glittering engagement rings and wedding bands, of course, but we’re also big fans of the small men’s section, which showcases… read more»

2011 BEST Jewelry, Classic, West

Long’s Jewelers


Diamonds are forever, and the same can be said of this family-owned store. (It opened back when Boston’s baseball team was called the Red Caps.) Long’s especially shines when it comes to service; Tag Heuer watches, luminous Mikimoto pearls, and… read more»

2011 BEST Jewelry, Costume
Photograph by Jared Leeds

So Good


Jewelry can be a lot like relationships: Sometimes it’s forever, but other times it’s only a fling. For those seeking tonight-only bling, the So Good store in Downtown Crossing never disappoints. Two stories filled floor to ceiling with necklaces, earrings,… read more»

2011 BEST Jewelry, Contemporary, West


Chestnut Hill

“Funky elegance” may seem like an oxymoron, but the keen-eyed buyers at Quadrum nail it. Witness the brilliant pairings: hammered-metal cuffs scattered with diamonds next to Darcy Miro bangles that look like some beautiful thing that crawled straight out of… read more»