- 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
So what exactly does “best” mean in a city with thousands of pizza joints, hundreds of celebrity masseuses, and museum-worthy concept shops on every corner? Well, in the case of this, our annual “Best of New York” roundup, there’s a heavy emphasis on what’s new or what has somehow remained virtually unheard of (until now, of course).