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. Read More »

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

2010 Best Jewelry Store

Brian M. Smaul Ltd

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 over your next cocktail party, and who will custom--create any piece you can dream up. Read More »

Eagle Village, 503 West Lancaster Avenue, Wayne, PA | 610-687-1266 | Website

2009 Best Special-Occasion Jewelry

Cooke and Berlinger

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). And if you don't see something you like amid their stunning inventory, they'll find it or have it made. (That includes creating a mate for that one lost earring.) There's also a beautifully curated array of gifts for home, men, women and children. Read More »

379 West Lancaster Avenue, Haverford, PA | 610-896-6000 | Website

2009 Best Fine Jewelry

Egan Day

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 for your mom, sister or gal pal and a very long wish list for yourself. Read More »

260 South 16th Street, Philadelphia, PA | 267-773-8833 | Website