Tiffany & Co.
727 Fifth Ave., nr. 57th St.; 212-755-8000
This iconic jewelry emporium continues to attract the rich, famous, and powerful. The first floor is lined with the creations of designers like Paloma Picasso and Jean Schlumberger, while the second has a jaw-dropping selection of engagement rings.
174 N. 11th St., nr. Bedford Ave., Williamsburg, Brooklyn; 718-218-7735457 Grand St., nr. Keap St., Williamsburg, Brooklyn; 718-218-7735
Owners Caroline Glemann and Michael Fitzgerald work with clients from start to finish to create their dream pieces. Recently expanded to two locations.
Chanel Fine Jewelry
733 Madison Ave., nr. 64th St.; 212-535-5828
Some pieces here, like the bulbous diamond rings and “quilted” gold bracelets, take their design from Coco Chanel’s original sketches. The store stands by its name and only sells jewelry made of precious metal and gems.
27 Howard St., nr. Crosby St.; 212-431-3825
Muehling augments his own elegant, nature-inspired gold jewelry (18K olive branch bracelet) with a few other fashion-y lines, like Gabriella Kiss, Stephen Allendorf, and Lynn Nakamura.
91 Grand St., nr. Greene St.; 212-674-4242
This sixth-generation family jeweler sells high-end custom and designer pieces with a downtown feel. They can even duplicate your handwriting when engraving.