- Ted Muehling
27 Howard Street, 212-431-3825
We can’t imagine the woman who wouldn’t adore something at Ted Muehling’s Soho shop, in which found natural objects mingle with elegant, somewhat organic-looking baubles. Muehling’s work has nothing to do with carat-counting: It’s about a streamlined aesthetic and sublime stones. Settings range from small drops (from $100) to clusters of turquoise beads ($500) or an intricately wrought brooch studded with tiny diamonds and pearls ($3,800)—which means there’s something you can afford and something more to dream about. Which is exactly how a jewelry shop should be.
Best Small Jewelry Shop
From the 2003 Best of New York issue of New York Magazine
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