Sep-May: Mon-Fri, 10am-6pm; Sat-Sun, closed; Jun-Jul: Mon-Fri, 10am-5pm; Sat-Sun, closed; Aug: Mon-Thu, 10am-5pm; Fri-Sun, closed
E, M at Fifth Ave.-53rd St.; F at 57th St.; N, Q, R at Fifth Ave.-59th St.
American Express, MasterCard, Visa
Big and bold, these jewels make a statement without being too gaudy or flashy. Classic designs come in vibrant blue topaz, amethyst, and peridotólike the Byzantine necklace, the Maltese Cross cuff, the Wrapped Heart brooch, and the Candy ring.
Known for its colored stones, Verdura also offers classy, special-order engagement rings. The most popular is an eternity band encrusted with hand-set diamonds and a solitaire gem (from $36,000).