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BEST Jewelry

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, Designer

Lux Bond & Green

Boston

Lux, Bond, and Green aren’t the only names dropped around here. Founded in 1898, this New England institution packs its cases with Mikimoto pearls, A. Jaffe wedding jewelry, and stylish bijoux from celeb favorites like Stephen Webster and David Yurman. read more»

2011 BEST Jewelry, South

Cohasset Jewelers

Cohasset

When owner Mark Cirone’s wife was battling cancer, he created a “Labor of Love” pin, which raised more than $60,000 for the couple’s local hospital. And if that doesn’t make you want to shop at his store, your heart is… read more»

2011 BEST Jewelry, North

Royal Jewelers

Andover

Little wonder jewelry collectors from all over the planet have this 60-year-old business on speed dial: Its inventory of David Yurman bests what’s found even at the designer’s own boutiques; the cases of Marco Bicego and Roberto Coin are unrivaled;… read more»

2011 BEST Jewelry, Classic, West

Long’s Jewelers

Burlington

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»