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Sometimes opting for an accessory purchase is easier and more gratifying than clothing shopping—you can wear it so many ways—but often, it can be tough to incorporate statement pieces in an everyday budget. Here are ten stores known for impressive, specialized jewelry collections that are actually affordable, with some historic spots worth the investment peppered in. Before long you'll be decked out in all sorts of shimmery things adding handpicked character to every look imaginable.
The list is not ranked in any particular order, just geographically from north to south. If you want high end and high style fine jewelry, we recommend splurge-hunters seek out their baubles at one of Boston's eighteen stores to spend it all. And though this roundup is focused on brick-and-mortar, we can't discuss Bay State jewelry without mentioning some of our amazing designers, including Sophie Hughes, Ripegoods, Nervous System, and Hannah Blount. Fortunately you can visit a few of them through studio appointments.