Best of Boston

2010 Best Fine Jewelry

Barmakian Jewelers

Shopping at most fine jewelers evokes the sorts of feelings you had on the first day of freshman year: You are definitely being judged. But that’s never the case at Barmakian, where the staff is just as inviting as the big selection of pearl earrings, ruby necklaces, Swiss watches, and more. If you’re chasing trends, check out the gothic stylings of Scott Kay. But for a piece that lasts, look at the vast spread of engagement rings.

333 Washington St. #720, Boston, 617-227-3724,