- Doyle & Doyle
189 Orchard St., 212-677-9991
If your jewelry box is devoid of precious family gems, no need to curse your ancestors. Sisters Pam and Elizabeth Doyle scour antique auctions and estate sales for exquisite, one-of-a-kind pieces at a variety of price points. All items at this Lower East Side shop are displayed in framed glass cases throughout the store, and the prices are in full view, so there’s no danger of falling in love before you see the damage. A pair of citrine stud earrings starts at $95, while delicate diamond pavé pear-shape earrings are $8,500. Affordable diamond engagement rings start at $1,200. But don’t let her see the store’s showstopper—a cushion-cut, three-carat dazzler with round diamond side stones set into a platinum band ($35,000)—unless you’ve come into an inheritance.
Best Vintage Jewelry
From the 2006 Best of New York issue of New York Magazine
So what exactly does “best” mean in a city with thousands of pizza joints, hundreds of celebrity masseuses, and museum-worthy concept shops on every corner? Well, in the case of this, our annual “Best of New York” roundup, there’s a heavy emphasis on what’s new or what has somehow remained virtually unheard of (until now, of course).