Peter Suchy Jewelers
Photograph: Bruce Plotkin
If you have a passion for the craftsmanship and style of earlier days, you know exactly where to go for your jewelry needs: Peter Suchy Jewelers. He shares your appreciation for vintage and antique jewelry and offers a stunning selection of Art Deco, estate and Edwardian pieces in his boutique and through his website. Choose from fun accents, like the Tiffany & Co. Bee Pin in silver and 18K yellow gold, or a heart-stopping, she’ll-say-yes sapphire-and-diamond engagement ring.
1137 High Ridge Rd., Stamford, 203-327-0024; petersuchyjewelers.com
LOCAL JEWELRY BOUTIQUE
Steven Fox Jewelry
Looking something sparkly and eye-catching, as well as meaningful? Out voters head to Steven Fox Jewelry to find gorgeous gems and expert help when making a selection. The pros at this boutique know a great deal of thought and emotion go into selecting a piece of jewelry. They help customers think about what they want to express with their jewelry and then offer suggestions. More than personal taste, they share their years of experience and deep knowledge of each and every piece in the store. Also, the in-house master jeweler can make fittings and repairs using laser technology and traditional techniques by hand.
8 Lewis St., Greenwich, 203-629-3303; stevenfoxjewelry.com
Since 1988 this boutique in Greenwich and New Canaan has been carrying attractive fine timepieces. The selection is from the best of the best: Breguet, Glashutte Original, Audemars Piguet, Franck Muller and some thirty other brands that reveal the expertise of boutique owner Roberto Chiappelloni. Shopping at Manfredi is a treat in and of itself. Not only do its clients enjoy the sophisticated style of the boutique and the expert help they receive when making a selection, they also know that timepiece- enthusiast Chiappelloni personally chooses each fabulous piece.
121 Greenwich Ave., Greenwich, 203-622-1414
72 Elm St., New Canaan, 203-966-8705
Watch enthusiasts know style is timeless, and they appreciate dedication and expertise learned over the years. That’s why when looking for a watch for him, they head to the family-owned jewelry store Betteridge. It was founded in 1897 and opened in Greenwich in 1952. Today, it’s run by Terry Betteridge, a fourth-generation jeweler, and his children, Win and Brooke. They know that you’ll want to look through your favorite watch designers here, and make a selection that you can pass down to the next generation.
239 Greenwich Ave., Greenwich, 203-869-0124; betteridge.com
SELECTION BY LOCAL DESIGNERS
Family-owned Mitchells in Westport and Richards in Greenwich knows a few things about what Gold Coasters want; in short, they want the best fashions and jewelry from the best designers around the world. They also know that some of the best are close to home. When you review the jewelry cases, you’ll find high-end lines from top names as well as selections from local designers, such as Genevieve Lau. (See also “Gala Black-Tie Attire.”)
Richards, 359 Greenwich Ave., Greenwich, 203-622-0551
Mitchells, 670 Post Rd. E., Westport, 203-227-5165
Gold Coasters have spoken without saying a word. Their statement, found in drop earrings, floral cuffs, and gold pendants lets people know their attitude in a glance. So they give the gold for designer jewelry to Copious Row, who offers a selection of statement-making pieces, like emoji necklaces to eye and lip rings to the more demur 18K yellow gold empy-cage drop earrings and white-enamel skinny deco bangle. Whether you want to be cheeky or classic, you’ll find something that speaks to you. (See also “Designer Boutique.”)
86 Greenwich Ave., Greenwich, 203-340-2720; copiousrow.com
By “costume jewelry,” we mean the quick-and-easy bits of silver and gold that add a sparkle to your outfit. So you might head into B Chic with every intention of grabbing a new pair of white jeans for the weekend, but quickly realize that you need earrings, a necklace and a few other glittery extras, too. (See also “Jeans.”)
78 Old Ridgefield Rd., Wilton, 203-210-7037; bchichct.com