Best of Boston

2017 Best Jewelry, Costume

Twentieth Century Limited

What becomes immediately clear upon entering the small shop are the hours needed to fully appreciate it. Cases chock-full of vintage jewelry line the perimeter of the room and reach almost to the ceiling. And there’s even more than meets the eye; ask to see cuff links, for example, and numerous trays appear from the bottoms of cases that weren’t initially visible. Ask to see more (if you dare) and bags and bags, filled to the brim, materialize. It’s as if all of Beacon Hill’s grand dames came here to empty their jewelry boxes.

73 Charles St., Boston, 617-742-1031,