Best of Boston

1999 Best Jewelry, Pearls

Shreve, Crump & Low

So a pearl may be nothing more than a grain of sand that managed to irritate an oyster. The finished product is way more likely to soothe than aggravate. Shreve, Crump & Low has one of the largest selections of Mikimoto pearls in New England, including the South Sea collection of creamy white and black pearls studded with diamonds and precious gems.

330 Boylston St., Boston, 617-267-9100,