Best of Boston

2007 Best Jewelry

Dorfman Jewelers

Yes, there’s loads of ice on hand here, in the form of Patek Philippe timepieces and Henry Dunay necklaces, but the warm and patient service at Dorfman will thaw any notion that buying big-time bling is a daunting endeavor. In business for seven decades and counting, the family-owned jeweler caters to both Beacon Hill bluebloods and a younger, funkier clientele with diamonds and pearls aplenty, vintage-inspired house lines, and New England’s only Van Cleef & Arpels salon.

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