What a Jewel
Newbury’s posh first block is the place for fine baubles in Boston—see: the freshly renovated Dorfman Jewelers, as well as Shreve, Crump & Low, Cartier, et al.—and Tiffany & Co. just opened at number 5, arguably the swankiest address on the stretch. The 1,800-square-foot boutique, the company’s first street-front location in the city, has three salons to showcase glistening engagement rings and statement pieces from designers like Jean Schlumberger, Elsa Peretti, and Paloma Picasso. And, oh, the architectural eye candy: Art deco fluting adorns the stainless steel doors and jewelry cases, and vintage ads pop against glossy walls and marble floors. Meanwhile, furniture in a palette of vibrant blues and velvet draperies add warmth, and a magnolia motif, recalling the art nouveau glasswork of Louis Comfort Tiffany, can be found in the carpeting, glass panels, and sconces.
“This area has a long and proud history with regard to fine jewelry,” says Tiffany & Co. market vice president Tom O’Rourke, adding that both the brand and its new neighbor, the Public Garden, were established in 1837. It’s the perfect fit.
See below for scenes and sparkly selections from the new Public Garden-adjacent Tiffany & Co., which opened in Chanel’s former home in November.
5 Newbury St., Boston, 617-217-5778, tiffany.com.