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20 Places to Buy (Slash Lust Over) Jewelry in New York City

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We're living in the midst of a jewelry boom. Blame it on Catbird's success, or fashion's obsession with stacking tiny versions of everything (rings, bracelets, earrings), but even chains like J. Crew and Club Monaco are scooping up designs by New York City-based jewelers (Mociun and Scosha recently made appearances on their sites).

That's why we've mapped out the top 20 shops to pick up your next never-take-it-off jewelry find. We skipped the big guys like Cartier and Tiffany (although, if you're in full-on treat yo'self mode we've got options for you) and costume jewelry shops (we trust you know where to grab a $10 necklace) in favor of spots that stock amazing pieces at all price points. From antique to handmade to megawatt sparkly—check out our favorites, this way.

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1. Iosselliani

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4 W. 29th Street
NYC, NY 10001
(212) 686-2211
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Up until a last year, Iosselliani's signature stackable rings and Swarovski crystal necklaces were only available at retailers like Barneys and Pixie Market. Now, the brand has a new stand-alone store in Nomad, where a large gorilla mascot, aptly named King Kong, guards the cases.

2. Alexis Bittar

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353 Bleecker Street
New York, NY
If you're into statement-makers, this designer's shop should have what you're looking for. Interesting combinations of materials—lucite, quartz, and gold, for instance—make up a selection that spans price points and styles, always balancing glam with avant garde.

3. VeraMeat

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315 E. 9th St.
New York, NY 10003
Stop by one of model-turned-designer Vera Balyura's three shops for lovably oddball designs like hippo-shark necklaces, pendants modeled after James Dean's hand, and French bulldog rings.

4. Wendy Nichol

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147 Sullivan St
New York, NY 10012
Wendy Nichol has been making delicate earrings for girls with multiple piercings way before fashion magazines declared tragus and forward helix holes must-have accessories. Both of the jeweler's boutiques are filled with dark, mystical designs like bird-flipping rings and black diamond ankhs, as well as her leather goods and ready-to-wear.

5. Fragments

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116 Prince St
New York, NY 10012
Founder Janet Goldman has been perfecting the shop's mix since 1984, and today you'll find airy rose gold stacking rings and barely-there sapphire pendants nestled alongside fiery opal amulets that wouldn't look out of place on Game of Thrones.

6. Love, Adorned

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269 Elizabeth Street
New York, NY 10012
(212) 431-5683
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If committing to a full-arm sleeve is too much for you to handle right now, stop by Love, Adorned, the sister shop to the East Village tattoo parlor Adorned. Be prepared, as the boutique's assortment of edgy, offbeat, and one-of-a-kind necklaces, rings, and bracelets can run a bit high. But still cheaper than a tattoo.

7. In God We Trust

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265 Lafayette St
New York, NY 10012
(212) 966-9010
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All of In God We Trust's jewelry is handmade in Brooklyn, so if you're looking to have something custom made or personally engraved, this is your spot. BFF necklaces, animal cufflinks, and the occasional vulgar charm are all on the menu.

8. Broken English

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The L.A. fine jewelry go-to for girls who prefer boulder opal pendants to princess-cut studs opened its first-ever New York shop this year, in the rear of Soho's AllSaints outpost. Bicoastal owner Laura Freenman stocks the cases with designs by jewelers like Anita Ko, Pamela Love, and Colette—as well as vintage picks.

9. Melissa Joy Manning

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12 Wooster Street
New York, NY
Melissa Joy Manning may deal in precious gems, but that doesn't mean she likes her jewelry too polished. The designer specializes in striking stones—some raw, others buffed a bit—placed in minimal settings to let their natural beauty shine.

10. Aesa

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35 Crosby St
New York, NY 10012
(212) 837-2648
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Striking a balance between organic shapes and geometric simplicity, Aesa's jewelry makes a statement without screaming. Styles span all categories—necklaces, rings, bracelets, earrings, and some unisex styles—and prices range from $200-500. Expect materials like agate, brass, and sterling silver.

11. Erica Weiner Store

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173 Elizabeth St
New York, NY 10012
(212) 334-6383
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What started as a stress-relieving hobby has become two NYC stores and quite the cult following for Erica Weiner's jewelry range. The namesake collection is all priced under $200, while the 1909 line incorporates all of the hallmarks of fine jewelry, interpreted with the designer's charm. The store also sells a selection of antique pieces sourced from around the world.

12. Anna Sheffield Jewelry

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47 Orchard St
New York, NY 10002
(212) 925-7010
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The designer behind popular costume jewelry line Bing Bang, Anna Sheffield spotlights her namesake collection at her Orchard Street shop. Wedding and engagement jewelry takes center stage in the New Mexico-inspired space, and designs—like black diamond bands and emerald-cut moonstone rings—skew romantic with an undercurrent of edge.

13. Greenwich Jewelers

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64 Trinity Pl.
New York, NY 10006
(212) 964-7592
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Clueless guys looking to become grooms should put this on their list. The sister duo that runs the shop—which was founded by their parents in the '70s—can help with picking out the perfect engagement ring or having a family heirloom sized and refreshed. Non-marital styles are also on offer with a wide range of prices and styles.

14. Mociun

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224 Wythe
Brooklyn, Ny 11211
(718) 387-3731
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An interior awash with light allows the jewelry at this Williamsburg boutique to shine. Organic shapes are framed by clean lines—think of a triangular hunk of turquoise surrounded by delicate 14k gold—with prices that range from $100 to $8,000.

15. Nora Kogan

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103 Metropolitan Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11249
Nora Kogan's designs run the gamut from sweet engraved bands to solid gold boob rings with diamond nipples. Shop the jeweler's cheeky finger pendants, silver matchstick earrings, and more at her Williamsburg shop.

16. Catbird

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219 Bedford Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11211
(718) 599-3457
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This Williamsburg staple specializes in local designers, but sources from all over the world. Their namesake line features super thin rings made for stacking (starting at $20), delicate chain bracelets, and lots of cute motifs like hearts, stars, and anchors.

17. Scosha

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64 Grand St
Brooklyn, NY 11249
(718) 387-4618
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Scosha Woolridge boasts wholesale accounts at Odin and ABC Carpet and Home, but it’s her Williamsburg store where you’ll find her entire lineup, from turquoise cufflinks to diamond-studded astrological pendants. The Aussie designer loves mixing high and low materials—as evidenced by her signature braided nylon friendship bracelets with ruby and sapphire pendants—and there are plenty of under-$50 picks in her Grand Street shop.

18. Thistle & Clover

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221 Dekalb Ave.
New York, NY
Thistle and Clover is just as much a clothing store as it is a jewelry destination, but the Fort Greene boutique's jeweler roster is seriously impressive. The store carries loads of delicate, stackable designs from local favorites like Blanca Monros Gomez and Bittersweets NY.

19. elleven

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168 Court St
Brooklyn, NY 11201
(718) 624-2611
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A mix of owner Nisim's fine jewelry designs and vintage pieces, this little store has unique engagement rings on lock. A wide selection of styles—which aren't limited to those being wed—and fair pricing makes this a must-shop.

20. Erie Basin

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388 Van Brunt St
Brooklyn, NY 11231
(718) 554-6147
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For a store full of very beautiful, very old things, Erie Basin is surprisingly modern. The Red Hook shop is open and airy (a conscious decision—owner Russell Whitmore believes that it's easier to see how timeless Edwardian and Deco jewelry can be when it's presented in an anything-but-stuffy environment). Stop by to browse everything from delicate Victorian pearl hoop earrings to massive 1940s citrine rings.

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1. Iosselliani

4 W. 29th Street, NYC, NY 10001
Up until a last year, Iosselliani's signature stackable rings and Swarovski crystal necklaces were only available at retailers like Barneys and Pixie Market. Now, the brand has a new stand-alone store in Nomad, where a large gorilla mascot, aptly named King Kong, guards the cases.
4 W. 29th Street
NYC, NY 10001

2. Alexis Bittar

353 Bleecker Street, New York, NY
If you're into statement-makers, this designer's shop should have what you're looking for. Interesting combinations of materials—lucite, quartz, and gold, for instance—make up a selection that spans price points and styles, always balancing glam with avant garde.
353 Bleecker Street
New York, NY

3. VeraMeat

315 E. 9th St., New York, NY 10003
Stop by one of model-turned-designer Vera Balyura's three shops for lovably oddball designs like hippo-shark necklaces, pendants modeled after James Dean's hand, and French bulldog rings.
315 E. 9th St.
New York, NY 10003

4. Wendy Nichol

147 Sullivan St, New York, NY 10012
Wendy Nichol has been making delicate earrings for girls with multiple piercings way before fashion magazines declared tragus and forward helix holes must-have accessories. Both of the jeweler's boutiques are filled with dark, mystical designs like bird-flipping rings and black diamond ankhs, as well as her leather goods and ready-to-wear.
147 Sullivan St
New York, NY 10012

5. Fragments

116 Prince St, New York, NY 10012
Founder Janet Goldman has been perfecting the shop's mix since 1984, and today you'll find airy rose gold stacking rings and barely-there sapphire pendants nestled alongside fiery opal amulets that wouldn't look out of place on Game of Thrones.
116 Prince St
New York, NY 10012

6. Love, Adorned

269 Elizabeth Street, New York, NY 10012
If committing to a full-arm sleeve is too much for you to handle right now, stop by Love, Adorned, the sister shop to the East Village tattoo parlor Adorned. Be prepared, as the boutique's assortment of edgy, offbeat, and one-of-a-kind necklaces, rings, and bracelets can run a bit high. But still cheaper than a tattoo.
269 Elizabeth Street
New York, NY 10012

7. In God We Trust

265 Lafayette St, New York, NY 10012
All of In God We Trust's jewelry is handmade in Brooklyn, so if you're looking to have something custom made or personally engraved, this is your spot. BFF necklaces, animal cufflinks, and the occasional vulgar charm are all on the menu.
265 Lafayette St
New York, NY 10012

8. Broken English

New York, NY 10010
The L.A. fine jewelry go-to for girls who prefer boulder opal pendants to princess-cut studs opened its first-ever New York shop this year, in the rear of Soho's AllSaints outpost. Bicoastal owner Laura Freenman stocks the cases with designs by jewelers like Anita Ko, Pamela Love, and Colette—as well as vintage picks.

9. Melissa Joy Manning

12 Wooster Street, New York, NY
Melissa Joy Manning may deal in precious gems, but that doesn't mean she likes her jewelry too polished. The designer specializes in striking stones—some raw, others buffed a bit—placed in minimal settings to let their natural beauty shine.
12 Wooster Street
New York, NY

10. Aesa

35 Crosby St, New York, NY 10012
Striking a balance between organic shapes and geometric simplicity, Aesa's jewelry makes a statement without screaming. Styles span all categories—necklaces, rings, bracelets, earrings, and some unisex styles—and prices range from $200-500. Expect materials like agate, brass, and sterling silver.
35 Crosby St
New York, NY 10012

11. Erica Weiner Store

173 Elizabeth St, New York, NY 10012
What started as a stress-relieving hobby has become two NYC stores and quite the cult following for Erica Weiner's jewelry range. The namesake collection is all priced under $200, while the 1909 line incorporates all of the hallmarks of fine jewelry, interpreted with the designer's charm. The store also sells a selection of antique pieces sourced from around the world.
173 Elizabeth St
New York, NY 10012

12. Anna Sheffield Jewelry

47 Orchard St, New York, NY 10002
The designer behind popular costume jewelry line Bing Bang, Anna Sheffield spotlights her namesake collection at her Orchard Street shop. Wedding and engagement jewelry takes center stage in the New Mexico-inspired space, and designs—like black diamond bands and emerald-cut moonstone rings—skew romantic with an undercurrent of edge.
47 Orchard St
New York, NY 10002

13. Greenwich Jewelers

64 Trinity Pl., New York, NY 10006
Clueless guys looking to become grooms should put this on their list. The sister duo that runs the shop—which was founded by their parents in the '70s—can help with picking out the perfect engagement ring or having a family heirloom sized and refreshed. Non-marital styles are also on offer with a wide range of prices and styles.
64 Trinity Pl.
New York, NY 10006

14. Mociun

224 Wythe, Brooklyn, Ny 11211
An interior awash with light allows the jewelry at this Williamsburg boutique to shine. Organic shapes are framed by clean lines—think of a triangular hunk of turquoise surrounded by delicate 14k gold—with prices that range from $100 to $8,000.
224 Wythe
Brooklyn, Ny 11211

15. Nora Kogan

103 Metropolitan Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11249
Nora Kogan's designs run the gamut from sweet engraved bands to solid gold boob rings with diamond nipples. Shop the jeweler's cheeky finger pendants, silver matchstick earrings, and more at her Williamsburg shop.
103 Metropolitan Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11249

16. Catbird

219 Bedford Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11211
This Williamsburg staple specializes in local designers, but sources from all over the world. Their namesake line features super thin rings made for stacking (starting at $20), delicate chain bracelets, and lots of cute motifs like hearts, stars, and anchors.
219 Bedford Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11211

17. Scosha

64 Grand St, Brooklyn, NY 11249
Scosha Woolridge boasts wholesale accounts at Odin and ABC Carpet and Home, but it’s her Williamsburg store where you’ll find her entire lineup, from turquoise cufflinks to diamond-studded astrological pendants. The Aussie designer loves mixing high and low materials—as evidenced by her signature braided nylon friendship bracelets with ruby and sapphire pendants—and there are plenty of under-$50 picks in her Grand Street shop.
64 Grand St
Brooklyn, NY 11249

18. Thistle & Clover

221 Dekalb Ave., New York, NY
Thistle and Clover is just as much a clothing store as it is a jewelry destination, but the Fort Greene boutique's jeweler roster is seriously impressive. The store carries loads of delicate, stackable designs from local favorites like Blanca Monros Gomez and Bittersweets NY.
221 Dekalb Ave.
New York, NY

19. elleven

168 Court St, Brooklyn, NY 11201
A mix of owner Nisim's fine jewelry designs and vintage pieces, this little store has unique engagement rings on lock. A wide selection of styles—which aren't limited to those being wed—and fair pricing makes this a must-shop.
168 Court St
Brooklyn, NY 11201

20. Erie Basin

388 Van Brunt St, Brooklyn, NY 11231
For a store full of very beautiful, very old things, Erie Basin is surprisingly modern. The Red Hook shop is open and airy (a conscious decision—owner Russell Whitmore believes that it's easier to see how timeless Edwardian and Deco jewelry can be when it's presented in an anything-but-stuffy environment). Stop by to browse everything from delicate Victorian pearl hoop earrings to massive 1940s citrine rings.
388 Van Brunt St
Brooklyn, NY 11231