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Best Jewelry for Every Budget

From beginner baubles to gems with a pedigree.


  • Edge*nyNOHO

    65 Bleecker St., 212-358-0255

    There are about 30 young jewelers under one roof at this cooperative bazaar, many working in sterling, gold vermeil, and semiprecious gems. Standouts include Augustus Pynk’s chunky, bead necklaces ($100); Jorgie Girl’s faceted candy-colored stone rings ($98); and Judith Haas’s thin gold cuffs ($180, pictured).


  • Patricia von Musulin at Takashimaya

    693 Fifth Ave., 212-350-0100

    Von Musulin’s handmade collections in wood, Lucite, and other semiprecious materials work well with any current trend. One hand-carved Lucite bangle ($650) or ebony Stirrup necklace ($1,775) makes your whole wardrobe more interesting.


  • Studio174

    74 N. 11th St., Williamsburg, Brooklyn, 718-218-7735

    The little blue box may be the standard for some, but Studio174 has a personal feel. You work with owners Caroline Glemann and Michael Fitzgerald from start to finish on your dream ring: Choose from silver, gold, or platinum, or one of their pared-down modern bands ($300 to $5,000).


  • Sevan at Barneys New York

    660 Madison Ave., 212-826-8900

    Sevan Bicakci’s creations are inspired by his Turkish roots. From a ring modeled on a sultan’s turban to one reverse-engraved to resemble an ancient church, each mini-masterpiece ($2,000 to $20,000) is created from 24-karat gold, sterling silver, diamonds, and precious gems.


  • Demner

    740 Madison Ave., 212-794-3786

    The exceptional curator and gemologist Natascha Demner takes a deep personal interest in her family’s store and its treasures from the Victorian through the contemporary. One favorite: this delicate, gem-studded, turn-of-the-century en tremblant bee brooch ($17,000).

From the 2007 Best of New York issue of New York Magazine