Best of Boston

1998 Best Jewelry, Special Occasion

Dorfman Jewelers

If you know what you want— an eternity band with sapphires, say, or an exquisite set of braided guards to bookend your anniversary ring— come to the masters, in this intimate, opulent, vaultlike boutique. But first you must be worthy of the stones: Barbara will size you up.

24 Newbury St., Boston, 617-536-2022,