Best of Boston

2008 Best Jewelry, North

Long’s Jewelers

The 900-pound, umpteen-carat gorilla of the region’s jewelry scene, Long’s caters to North Shore treasure-hunters with 12,500-square-foot showrooms in Burlington and Peabody—and that’s on top of five equally brilliant locations elsewhere in New England. With the 130-year-old company growing strong, customers reap the benefits in the form of a dazzling array of designer jewelry (John Hardy, Marco Bicego), rock-solid Swiss timepieces, and gifts that now include the famed Shreve gurgling cod.

35 Cross St., Peabody, 978-531-6900,