Best Jewelry Store New York 2013 - Christopher 19
Sure, you can buy throwaway costume jewelry in chain stores like Forever 21 and Urban Outfitters. But for pieces that you'll wear and cherish long after fads have died and gone to the graveyard, head over to Christopher 19, a small but beautifully curated shop featuring pieces by local and international jewelry designers. Whether your tastes lean toward delicate Victorian-style earrings, chunky tailored chains, or Art Deco–style bangles and cuffs, Christopher 19 will have some version of it, and dollars to doughnuts it will be better-made and more interesting than anything you'll find elsewhere. The prices—starting around $40 but mostly hovering in the $100–$300 range—are reasonable for the degree of craftsmanship and inventiveness you'll find. Bonus: adorable store dogs, usually found snoozing behind the counter.