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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.

Shopping elsewhere? Check out our jewelry guides for New York, Philly, Chicago, San Francisco, and LA, as well as online.
Here are our style picks from the shops below.


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1. E. Scott Originals Jewelry

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199B Highland Avenue
Somerville, MA 02143
(617) 776-2814
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Somerville designer Emily Scott finds her inspiration in sailor and tattoo motifs and works with precious metals to create "the new heirloom" with super wearable (and affordable) jewelry. The storefront is a great opportunity to get personal with the collection.

2. Shake the Tree

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67 Salem Street
Boston, MA 02113
(617) 742-0484
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Shake the Tree is the North End's go-to for a wide variety of home goods, accessories, clothing and more—but it has won many accolades for its jewelry offerings. Trunk shows are often held here with jewelry designers, so watch the calendar for dates.

3. Good

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133 Charles Street
Boston, MA 02114
(617) 722-9200
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Good is all about transcontinentally-sourced jewelry. But owner Paul Niski also knows a thing or two about local makers—for example, Cambridge-based Beatrice Kim and her mixed-media designs.

4. Vira Boutique

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107 Charles Street
Boston, MA 02114
(617) 367-0305
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Like others on the list, Vira is full of jewelry originating from around the globe that complements a standout apparel selection. In general, these international brands are typically exclusive to the boutique.

5. Holiday Boutique

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53 Charles Street
Boston, MA 02114
(617) 973-9730
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This Beacon Hill shop is full of feminine curiosities in addition to its contemporary apparel brands. Relative to the rest of the inventory, jewelry is quite affordable here and pairs nicely with frocks from Lauren Moffatt and Erin Fetherston.

6. E.B. Horn Jewelers

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429 Washington Street
Boston, MA 02108
(617) 542-3902
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This renowned jewelry store in the heart of Downtown Crossing was established in 1839. Each staff member has over 25 years of experience, walking customers through the diamond process. The establishment also appraises, replaces, and buys jewelry.

7. Shreve, Crump & Low

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39 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 267-9100
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Shreve, Crump, & Low gets the bragging rights of being America's oldest jeweler (founded in 1796 when our nation was a mere baby). This new three-level flagship is the spot for modern Brahmin fine jewelry.

8. Bobbles & Lace

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251 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02116
(857) 239-9202
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This local chain operates on the goal of keeping costume jewelry under $100. While the shop also sells clothing, it's the trendy accessories that keep 'em coming back for more. Bobbles & Lace is essentially a one-stop shop for easy party getups.

9. Patch NYC

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46 Waltham Street
Boston, MA 02118
(917) 292-2640
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The creative duo behind Patch is consistently stocking their own private label of jewelry—defined by reworked vintage charms and pieces—alongside fellow artisans, at price points you can handle for baubles that are truly one-of-a-kind.

10. M. Flynn

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46 Waltham Street, Ste. 104
Boston, MA 02118
(617) 292-0079
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The sparkle at M. Flynn lures you in with a shabby chic interior and endless displays of Alexis Bittar, Lulu Frost, Erickson Beamon, in-house collections including a fine jewelry branch of the business, and plenty of bridal and engagement gems.

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1. E. Scott Originals Jewelry

199B Highland Avenue, Somerville, MA 02143
Somerville designer Emily Scott finds her inspiration in sailor and tattoo motifs and works with precious metals to create "the new heirloom" with super wearable (and affordable) jewelry. The storefront is a great opportunity to get personal with the collection.
199B Highland Avenue
Somerville, MA 02143

2. Shake the Tree

67 Salem Street, Boston, MA 02113
Shake the Tree is the North End's go-to for a wide variety of home goods, accessories, clothing and more—but it has won many accolades for its jewelry offerings. Trunk shows are often held here with jewelry designers, so watch the calendar for dates.
67 Salem Street
Boston, MA 02113

3. Good

133 Charles Street, Boston, MA 02114
Good is all about transcontinentally-sourced jewelry. But owner Paul Niski also knows a thing or two about local makers—for example, Cambridge-based Beatrice Kim and her mixed-media designs.
133 Charles Street
Boston, MA 02114

4. Vira Boutique

107 Charles Street, Boston, MA 02114
Like others on the list, Vira is full of jewelry originating from around the globe that complements a standout apparel selection. In general, these international brands are typically exclusive to the boutique.
107 Charles Street
Boston, MA 02114

5. Holiday Boutique

53 Charles Street, Boston, MA 02114
This Beacon Hill shop is full of feminine curiosities in addition to its contemporary apparel brands. Relative to the rest of the inventory, jewelry is quite affordable here and pairs nicely with frocks from Lauren Moffatt and Erin Fetherston.
53 Charles Street
Boston, MA 02114

6. E.B. Horn Jewelers

429 Washington Street, Boston, MA 02108
This renowned jewelry store in the heart of Downtown Crossing was established in 1839. Each staff member has over 25 years of experience, walking customers through the diamond process. The establishment also appraises, replaces, and buys jewelry.
429 Washington Street
Boston, MA 02108

7. Shreve, Crump & Low

39 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02116
Shreve, Crump, & Low gets the bragging rights of being America's oldest jeweler (founded in 1796 when our nation was a mere baby). This new three-level flagship is the spot for modern Brahmin fine jewelry.
39 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02116

8. Bobbles & Lace

251 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02116
This local chain operates on the goal of keeping costume jewelry under $100. While the shop also sells clothing, it's the trendy accessories that keep 'em coming back for more. Bobbles & Lace is essentially a one-stop shop for easy party getups.
251 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02116

9. Patch NYC

46 Waltham Street, Boston, MA 02118
The creative duo behind Patch is consistently stocking their own private label of jewelry—defined by reworked vintage charms and pieces—alongside fellow artisans, at price points you can handle for baubles that are truly one-of-a-kind.
46 Waltham Street
Boston, MA 02118

10. M. Flynn

46 Waltham Street, Ste. 104, Boston, MA 02118
The sparkle at M. Flynn lures you in with a shabby chic interior and endless displays of Alexis Bittar, Lulu Frost, Erickson Beamon, in-house collections including a fine jewelry branch of the business, and plenty of bridal and engagement gems.
46 Waltham Street, Ste. 104
Boston, MA 02118