Best of Boston

Best Jewelry

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 [...] read more»
2017 Best Jewelry, Fine


Chestnut Hill
Displayed in glass cases and backlit boxes like museum treasures, the handcrafted baubles at Quadrum are proof positive that fine jewelry needn't be boring. Here, [...] read more»
2017 Best Jewelry, Estate

Long’s Jewelers

For high-end bling you won’t find anywhere—or on anyone—else, look to Long’s treasure trove of vintage and estate baubles. The venerable jeweler has been collecting [...] read more»
2016 Best Jewelry, Everyday

Alexis Bittar

Finding that perfect piece of jewelry is kind of like finding a soul mate: You want it to be the ideal everyday companion, but also [...] read more»
2016 Best Jewelry, Fine


Chestnut Hill
Farewell, diamond studs and plain strands of pearls: At Quadrum, each piece is a one-of-a-kind work of art, sourced from the world’s most talented jewelry [...] read more»
2015 Best Jewelry, Everyday

NYX Studio at Observatory

In a world where simply stringing beads qualifies as jewelry-making, Nicole Rueda-Watts stands in a class by herself. Trained in metalworking in the storied Mexican [...] read more»
2015 Best Jewelry, Fine

Cynthia Britt Custom Jewelry

If you're investing in a three-months'-income heirloom, you want to work with someone who understands your vision—and your budget. Cynthia Pischdotchian ditched an engineering career [...] read more»
2014 Best Jewelry, Everyday


Sophie Hughes’s charming South End store and workshop is stocked with her own designs (handforged sterling silver hoops, oxidized-silver-and-18-karat-gold cuffs), as well as with covetable [...] read more»
2014 Best Jewelry, Fine

Dorfman Jewelers

Sparklers and serious gems from Umane and Fred Leighton won’t be the only shiny surprises greeting Dorfman Jewelers’ well-heeled clientele this fall: The boutique, in [...] read more»
2013 Best Jewelry, Everyday

M. Flynn

Time and time again, we reach for the pieces in our jewelry box linked to this darling South End boutique. The sisters Flynn—Moria and Megan—have [...] read more»