Best of Boston

2013 Best Jewelry, Fine

Dorfman Jewelers

Led by executive director Gerard Riveron—an industry veteran who polished his appraisal skills at Cartier—this precious-gemstone-lovers’ paradise markets exclusive stunners from Van Cleef & Arpels, Alexandra Mor, Picchiotti, and more (European designers Antonini and Tamara Comolli may soon join the roster). Dorfman is serious about sparkle: When it hosted a collection of rare colored-diamond pieces in December, the showpiece was a 43.34-carat pink-diamond bracelet valued at $8 million (!).

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