Jan-Nov: Mon-Sat, 10am-5pm; Sun, closed; Dec: Mon-Sat, 10am-6pm; Sun, 10am-5pm
4, 5, 6 at 59th St.; N, Q, R at Lexington Ave.-59th St.
American Express, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Maurice Badler prominently features an extensive collection of designer jewelry (from old names like Roberto Coin, Jarretiere, Kabana and SOHO) in its cramped vitrines. Delicate white gold crosses bedecked with diamonds lie alongside more organic pieces like gem-encrusted rings reminiscent of sea anemones and starfish. Charm bracelets by Rosiblu feature engravable white gold or sterling silver charms; eye-catching 18-carat gold band rings by Hildago are overlaid with enamel so vibrantly colored that the reds and blues are often mistaken for rubies and sapphires. The warm and craft-conscious sales team can help clients flesh out ideas for custom-made jewelry, and a year-long warranty safeguards against defects. The website offers overstock and prototype models for prices that often dip below the retailer’s original cost.