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Maurice at the Plaza Hotel
Mon-Sat, 10am-7pm; Sun, 10am-5pm
Nearby Subway Stops
E, M at Fifth Ave.-53rd St.
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The opulence of the Plaza Hotel makes a fitting setting for the ultraluxe bauble shop Maurice Fine Jewelry. Elaborate trinkets gleam from the windows of the quiet, low-lit boutique, located right within the hotel’s 58th Street entrance. With eye-popping karat sizes (an 18K ring! A 22K necklace!), the jewelry is geared toward the ladies who lunch. There are brooches in the shapes of salamanders and frogs (with ruby eyes), teddy-bear charms, and necklaces and bracelets resembling coiled snakes. More classic—and ageless—pieces include strands of multicolored salt sea pearls interspersed with precious stones, paper-thin gold hoop earrings with pavé diamonds around the inside edges, and chunky cocktail rings. The shop can also customize the stones of a piece according to a client’s wishes.