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Best of New York Shopping 2004

Best Small Jewelry Shop

  • 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.

From the 2003 Best of New York issue of New York Magazine

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