Best of Philly

Best Jewelry Store

2011 BEST Jewelry Store

Diana Vincent

It’s the best way to step out of the Little Blue Box: swirls of precious metals around glittering sapphires and sparkling diamonds from jewelry designer Diana Vincent, who does fluid and organic in stunning new ways.

1099 General Greene Road, Washington Crossing, PA | 215-493-0969 | Website

2010 BEST Jewelry Store

Brian M. Smaul Ltd

Eagle Village, 503 West Lancaster Avenue, Wayne, PA

Here, you’ll find neat rows of glittering baubles (including vivid, stackable colored-stone rings you’ll want to pile on until your knuckle can’t bend) from names like Kwiat, Hidalgo and Simon G. You’ll also meet Brian himself, the kind proprietor, who travels to Europe yearly to stock his store with eye-catching designs you won’t see all… Read more »

2009 BEST Fine Jewelry

Egan Day

260 South 16th Street, Philadelphia, PA

Staying focused is tough in Kate Egan and Cort Day’s clean, relaxed jewelry boutique: You’ll be admiring every last piece in Ted Muehling’s case when something in Maria Beaulieu’s catches your eye or the gorgeous work of any of the other four minimalist, nature-inspired designers exclusively featured here. It’s where you’ll find the perfect gift… Read more »

2009 BEST Special-Occasion Jewelry

Cooke and Berlinger

379 West Lancaster Avenue, Haverford, PA

When it’s time to say “Happy birthday” or most importantly “I was a big jerk and I’m so, so sorry,” sit down with Peter and Mark (respectively) at their relaxed upstairs jewelry salon in Haverford Square. This is no standard retail space; it’s like shopping in your friend’s living room (with proffered beverages and all).… Read more »