Best of Boston

2006 Best Jewelry, Classic

Dorfman Jewelers

When bigger means better (and rare is the instance it doesn’t), Dorfman majorly rocks the block. An ever-growing roster of exclusive high-end, high-drama designers—including Vhernier, Patek Philippe, and a new Van Cleef & Arpels salon (one of just 8 nationwide)—ensures your diamonds, pearls, and assorted gemstones outshine the competition. There are plenty of subtle pieces here, too, but where’s the fun in that?

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