Best of Boston

BEST Jewelry

2014 BEST Jewelry, Everyday

Ore

Boston

Sophie Hughes’s charming South End store and workshop is stocked with her own designs (handforged sterling silver hoops, oxidized-silver-and-18-karat-gold cuffs), as well as with covetable pieces from emerging jewelers near and far (Hannah Blount, Todd Pownell, Emilie Shapiro). Leather handbags… read more »

2014 BEST Jewelry, Fine

Dorfman Jewelers

Boston

Sparklers and serious gems from Umane and Fred Leighton won’t be the only shiny surprises greeting Dorfman Jewelers’ well-heeled clientele this fall: The boutique, in the same location on the tony first block of Newbury for more than 40 years,… read more »

2013 BEST Jewelry, Everyday

M. Flynn

Boston

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

Boston

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, Costume

High Gear

Boston

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

Boston

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 »

2012 BEST Jewelry, North

Long’s Jewelers

Peabody

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

Hingham

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
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Adamas Fine Jewelry

Newton

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 »

2011 BEST Jewelry, Vintage

Twentieth Century Limited

Boston

This magpie’s nest in Beacon Hill is crammed with costume gewgaws and finer jewelry painstakingly culled from estate sales and individuals. As you scour the cornucopia of bangles, brooches, and tie clips, staffers can cheerfully school you on jewelry basics,… read more »