Best of Boston

2003 Best Jewelry, Classic

Shreve, Crump & Low

Boston women who have their jewels (like they have their hats) probably got them from Shreve, Crump & Low. Holding down the corner of Arlington and Boylston streets since 1929 (“Shreve’s” has actually been in business since 1796), it’s still the place to go for a timeless strand of perfect pearls, a pear-shaped diamond pendant, a just-for-fun 18-carat-gold-link bracelet, or, for that matter, a tasteful set of commitment rings. Quality may never go out of style, but Shreve’s is far more than just great-grandmère’s jewelry store.

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