Best of Boston

1998 Best Jewelry, Selection

Pageo Jewelers

Jewelry stores can be intimidating— a combination of security guards, glass cases with steel locks, and salespeople who do not encourage trying on the merchandise. But at Pageo, the jewelry is displayed invitingly, and the staff encourages questions and try-ons. With prices ranging from $200 to $20,000, the jewelry will make your pulse race— but the prices don’t have to.

843 Beacon St., Newton, 617-964-4940,