The Hidden Jewels of New York City
How many people know Park Avenue in midtown New York is a great area for specialty jewelry? In fact, several jewelry companies with stellar reputations make their home Park Avenue in the upper 50's.
James Robinson 480 Park Ave (58th St) (212) 753-6166 Long established buyer and seller of antique and period jewelry. The store has a rather unassuming storefront, but walk in and you will see it is huge! Gorgeous antique jewelry, silver and giftware. I've had several conversations with them. They are super knowledgeable and delightful people. Stellar reputation. Website: jrobinson.com
Alice Kwartler 445 Park Ave (bet 56th & 57th St) (212) 752-3590 This store is literally filled with precious and semiprecious estate and antique items. Specializing in silver, antique glass, gold, name brand pieces Alice has a keen eye for funky, fun pieces. I recently saw a limited edition silver Johnny Walker bottle (too bad it was empty, but the bottle was fascinating.) Very nice people. Website: alicekwartler.com
Maurice Badler Fine Jewelry Ltd. 485 Park Ave (bet 58th & 59th St) (800) 622-3537 Here there is a dual focus. Top of the line engagement and wedding rings, primarily custom made. They also have a carefully curated selection from famous or yet undiscovered brands of designer jewelry. A great place if you are looking to discretely sell unwanted or estate jewelry.
Maurice Badler carries from very good to the best there is. Shop here knowing there is no commercial quality jewelry in the store. Website: badler.com Same day delivery available.
Scully & Scully 504 Park Ave (bet 59th & 60th St.) (212) 755-2590 Furniture, porcelain, china, crystal, glassware and upscale jewelry, especially cufflinks. Website: scullyandscully.com
Seaman Schepps 485 Park Ave (59th St) in the same building as Maurice Badler. (212) 753-9520 Jewelry to the socialites for many years. Known for their gemstone encrusted sea shell earrings, bold gold and colored gemstone jewelry and cufflinks Website: seamanschepps.com