Best Jewelry in Boston

2015 Best Jewelry, Everyday

NYX Studio at Observatory

Cambridge

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 town of San Miguel de…Read More

2015 Best Jewelry, Fine

Cynthia Britt Custom Jewelry

Boston

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 to pursue her bejeweled dreams…Read More

2014 Best Jewelry, Everyday

Ore

Boston

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 pieces from emerging jewelers near…Read More

2014 Best Jewelry, Fine

Dorfman Jewelers

Boston

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 the same location on the…Read More

2013 Best Jewelry, Everyday

M. Flynn

Boston

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 impeccable taste, amassing chunky woven…Read More

2013 Best Jewelry, Fine

Dorfman Jewelers

Boston

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…Read More

2012 Best Jewelry, Estate

Brodney Antiques & Jewelry

Boston

Don’t let the buzzer-rigged vestibule deter you from exploring the wonders inside this 73-year-old trove. Brodney offers an array of glittering engagement rings and wedding bands, of course, but we’re…Read More

2012 Best Jewelry, North

Long’s Jewelers

Peabody

Some jewelry stores know only engagement rings and wedding bands. Others have eyes just for luxury timepieces. Long’s is the rare shop that specializes in both, from custom-designed sparklers to…Read More

2012 Best Jewelry, West

Adamas Fine Jewelry

Newton

Sibling-owners Anto Aboyan and Veronica Sagherian are well known for their team’s fresh designs and ability to turn vintage gems and family heirlooms into wearable modern pieces (the ladies from…Read More

2012 Best Jewelry, South

Hingham Jewelers

Hingham

After armed robbers fled with most of their inventory in 2010, owners David and Stacey Page considered shuttering their jewelry shop. Lucky for the South Shore, the couple decided to…Read More

2012 Best Jewelry, Costume

High Gear

Boston

When we want affordable, knock-’em-out baubles to complement a party getup or snazzy work ensemble, we hit High Gear, a welcoming space loaded with exciting costume and semiprecious jewelry. And…Read More

2011 Best Jewelry, Contemporary, West

Quadrum

Chestnut Hill

“Funky elegance” may seem like an oxymoron, but the keen-eyed buyers at Quadrum nail it. Witness the brilliant pairings: hammered-metal cuffs scattered with diamonds next to Darcy Miro bangles that…Read More

2011 Best Jewelry, Costume

So Good

Boston

Jewelry can be a lot like relationships: Sometimes it’s forever, but other times it’s only a fling. For those seeking tonight-only bling, the So Good store in Downtown Crossing never…Read More

2011 Best Jewelry, Designer

Lux Bond & Green

Boston

Lux, Bond, and Green aren’t the only names dropped around here. Founded in 1898, this New England institution packs its cases with Mikimoto pearls, A. Jaffe wedding jewelry, and stylish…Read More

2011 Best Jewelry, North

Royal Jewelers

Andover

Little wonder jewelry collectors from all over the planet have this 60-year-old business on speed dial: Its inventory of David Yurman bests what’s found even at the designer’s own boutiques;…Read More

2011 Best Jewelry, Artisan

Good

Boston

Owner Paul Niski scours the globe for handmade jewelry that’s as beautifully crafted as it is just plain beautiful. Exotic leathers, carved bone, hammered metals, and precious stones unite to…Read More

2011 Best Jewelry, Classic, West

Long’s Jewelers

Burlington

Diamonds are forever, and the same can be said of this family-owned store. (It opened back when Boston’s baseball team was called the Red Caps.) Long’s especially shines when it…Read More

2011 Best Jewelry, Artisan

Good

Boston

Owner Paul Niski scours the globe for handmade jewelry that’s as beautifully crafted as it is just plain beautiful. Exotic leathers, carved bone, hammered metals, and precious stones unite to…Read More

2011 Best Jewelry, Vintage

Twentieth Century Limited

Boston

This magpie’s nest in Beacon Hill is crammed with costume gewgaws and finer jewelry painstakingly culled from estate sales and individuals. As you scour the cornucopia of bangles, brooches, and…Read More

2011 Best Jewelry, South

Cohasset Jewelers

Cohasset

When owner Mark Cirone’s wife was battling cancer, he created a “Labor of Love” pin, which raised more than $60,000 for the couple’s local hospital. And if that doesn’t make…Read More

2011 Best Jewelry, Designer

Lux Bond & Green

Boston

Lux, Bond, and Green aren’t the only names dropped around here. Founded in 1898, this New England institution packs its cases with Mikimoto pearls, A. Jaffe wedding jewelry, and stylish…Read More

2009 Best Jewelry Repair, Affordable

The Pear Tree

Brookline

While Grandma’s pearls might merit the $70 restringing fee a jeweler would charge, this bead shop’s trinket techs will fix just-for-fun pieces on the cheap and on the double. Pay…Read More

2009 Best Jewelry, One-Stop Shopping

Long’s Jewelers

Boston

Long’s has everything a proper all-around jewelry store should: designer and custom-made diamond rings; watches by the all-mighty Swiss (Breitling, Baume & Mercier, Rolex); and special-occasion numbers from, among others,…Read More

2008 Best Jewelry, South

Cohasset Jewelers

Cohasset

No two diamonds are alike—and yet so much jewelry looks exactly like what she’s wearing, dammit! Uncover flashes of originality at Cohasset Jewelers, a family business well into its third…Read More

2008 Best Jewelry, North

Long’s Jewelers

Peabody

The 900-pound, umpteen-carat gorilla of the region’s jewelry scene, Long’s caters to North Shore treasure-hunters with 12,500-square-foot showrooms in Burlington and Peabody—and that’s on top of five equally brilliant locations…Read More

2008 Best Jewelry, West

Alex & Co.

Newton

The way it wriggles off a finger or pops out of its setting, you’d think jewelry had a mind of its own—one that knows how to roll juuuust out of…Read More

2007 Best Jewelry, South

Cohasset Jewelers

Cohasset

With online wholesalers operating round the clock and big-box retailers claiming their slice of the bauble trade, you can buy jewelry almost anywhere, anytime, these days. Unless, that is, your…Read More

2007 Best Jewelry, West

Adamas Fine Jewelry

Newton

A lot of shops like to label themselves “jeweler to the stars,” even though the stars in question turn out to be C-listers with a hankering for free stuff. Adamas,…Read More

2007 Best Jewelry

Dorfman Jewelers

Boston

Yes, there’s loads of ice on hand here, in the form of Patek Philippe timepieces and Henry Dunay necklaces, but the warm and patient service at Dorfman will thaw any…Read More

2007 Best Jewelry, North

Royal Jewelers

Andover

The passing years haven’t tarnished the appeal of this venerable family business, which is on the cusp of turning 60 with no sign of incipient stodginess. The nearly 5,000-square-foot space…Read More

2006 Best Jewelry, Classic

Dorfman Jewelers

Boston

When bigger means better (and rare is the instance it doesn’t), Dorfman majorly rocks the block. An ever-growing roster of exclusive high-end, high-drama designers—including Vhernier, Patek Philippe, and a new…Read More

2006 Best Jewelry, South

Long’s Jewelers

Braintree

If the accessories you keep in heavy rotation include a diamond-studded Leslie Greene bracelet, cultured Mikimoto pearls, and an arty Casa Gi ring, chances are you’re a Long’s customer. This…Read More

2006 Best Jewelry, Party Earrings

Stil

Chestnut Hill

If you love earrings, you’ll love Stil. Its oversize Erickson Beamon chandeliers steal any show, while pared-down pairs by Robindira Unsworth and Melissa Rousseau add polish to any party dress…Read More

2006 Best Jewelry, Party Earrings

Stil

Chestnut Hill

If you love earrings, you’ll love Stil. Its oversize Erickson Beamon chandeliers steal any show, while pared-down pairs by Robindira Unsworth and Melissa Rousseau add polish to any party dress…Read More

2006 Best Jewelry, West

Adamas Fine Jewelry

Newton

Maybe even more so than diamonds themselves, Anto Aboyan and Veronica Sagherian are good friends for a girl to have. The brother-sister team’s Newton Highlands shop carries in-demand, limited-circulation designers…Read More

2006 Best Jewelry, North

Royal Jewelers

Andover

Royal says it carries more designers than any other jewelry store in New England, and we see no reason to challenge that claim. The Andover shop is, in a word,…Read More

2006 Best Jewelry, Specialty

Persona

Boston

For jewelry fanatics, Persona brings on the kind of high usually reserved for teenyboppers at Clay Aiken concerts. The treasure chest showcases the glam (Coomi diamond drops) and the affordable…Read More

2005 Best Jewelry, South

Cohasset Jewelers

Cohasset

Looking for a bright bauble or some elegant antique jewelry? Check out this family-owned shop for Charles Garnier diamond loop earrings, icy Simon G wedding bands, Nomination charm bracelets, and…Read More

2005 Best Jewelry, One-Stop Shopping

Shreve, Crump & Low

Boston

Special occasions call for spectacular jewelry, and this Boston institution’s got it covered. Popping the question? Buy a Shreve Astral Cut diamond. Celebrating an anniversary? Look to designer collections by…Read More

2005 Best Jewelry, North

Royal Jewelers

Andover

This spacious shop takes up half a block of Andover’s charming Main Street. Inside, you’ll find an equally substantial collection of fine jewelry. Royal offers David Yurman, Penny Preville, Michael…Read More

2005 Best Jewelry, West

Long’s Jewelers

Burlington

Sometimes bigger really is better. Or so it is at Long’s, where a huge array of high-end jewels by such top-name designers as Di Modolo, Casa Gi, Leslie Greene, and…Read More

2005 Best Jewelry, Specialty

Pagéo

Boston

Don’t let the cool carats and sophisticated décor fool you: There’s nothing intimidating about this family-owned spot. Affable brother-sister team George Pelz and Pam Swartz stock gold-and-leather Misani bracelets, diamond-studded…Read More

2004 Best Jewelry, Designer

Lux Bond & Green

Boston

When your getup calls for jewels that are more red carpet than red-tag sale, Lux Bond & Green has the fix. Anthony Nak’s breathtakingly beautiful, delicate chandelier earrings, necklaces, and…Read More

2004 Best Jewelry, Classic

Shreve, Crump & Low

Boston

Not for nothing has this Boston institution been a favorite among other Boston institutions (Isabella Stewart Gardner and Ted Williams, for starters) since it opened in 1796. The store is…Read More

2004 Best Jewelry, West

Euro Design Jewelry

Natick

The elegant baubles of Euro Design fall somewhere between the Old World and the New—and by that we do not mean they were dropped in the Atlantic by an octogenarian….Read More

2004 Best Jewelry, North

Royal Jewelers

Andover

With some of the world’s loveliest jewels and New England’s largest selection of designer jewelry (David Yurman, Doris Panos, Charriol, Cassis, Pasquale Bruni), all that glitters at Royal Jewelers really…Read More

2003 Best Jewelry, Contemporary, West

Pageo

Newton Centre

The right necklace makes an outfit. No one knows this better than the staff at Pagéo, who navigate display cases of diverse, modern pieces, from magnificent gold necklaces dripping with…Read More

2003 Best Jewelry, Classic

Shreve, Crump & Low

Boston

Boston women who have their jewels (like they have their hats) probably got them from Shreve, Crump & Low. Holding down the corner of Arlington and Boylston streets since 1929…Read More

2003 Best Jewelry, Designer

Lux Bond & Green

Boston

Diamonds may be a girl’s best friend, but Lux Bond & Green will introduce you to the rest of the gang. Contemporary and traditional baubles from designers such as David…Read More

2003 Best Jewelry, Classic, West

Euro Design Jewelry

Natick

Does anyone care about workmanship anymore? The congenial Russian husband and wife who own Euro Design do, and it shows in the intricate, graceful jewelry they create. They preside over…Read More

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