Best of Boston

2007 Best Jewelry, North

Royal Jewelers

The passing years haven’t tarnished the appeal of this venerable family business, which is on the cusp of turning 60 with no sign of incipient stodginess. The nearly 5,000-square-foot space has a bounty of classic sparkle (Cartier, Chopard) mixed with a good deal of contemporary flash; among the newest of the 50-plus designers here are celeb-favored ToyWatch and high-drama Italian jeweler Pianegonda. The only thing that gives away Royal’s age, in fact, is the assured sales staff, who gently guide bedazzled shoppers with time-earned expertise.

58 Main St., Andover, 978-475-3330,