Whether you’re in a mad dash to secure a gift for your brother’s girlfriend or just want to refresh your usual stack of rings, New York has a plethora of jewellery shops ranging from the tiny and tucked-away to the extravagant. We’ve combed through them to find the best ones.

Celestial rings, diamond necklaces and New York’s best hidden-gem jewellery shops

Maria Tash

A favourite among the young and the trendy (get lucky enough and you’ll spot Reese Witherspoon’s daughter Ava strutting out with a bag of goodies), Maria Tash is a millennial piercing goddess. The brand’s Broadway location is a must-visit for jewellery fiends. Go all-out with the helix piercing you’ve been dreaming of, or opt for a celestial star-studded ring for your best friend.

Mejuri

Following the concept of “fine jewellery for every day” without the crazy mark-ups typical of high-end jewellery brands, Mejuri is the best friend of every magpie on a budget. Whether you’re stocking up on 14k gold hoops for $50 or “everyday diamonds”, these pieces will stand the test of time without breaking the bank. After visiting the Nolita showroom, you might just find yourself scrolling through its website for more.

Catbird

This Brooklyn-based shop is a favourite among the local creative crowd, and we can’t get enough of its colourful gemstone rings and zodiac pendants. If you’re on the hunt for gifts, go for one of the personalised bracelets, or try matching lockets for yourself and your sister. You can also shop by gemstone for anyone obsessed with their star sign (or if you have a particular inclination for moonstones).

Greenwich St Jewelers

Selling pieces by designers such as Jamie Joseph and Zoe Chicco, this family-owned Financial-District boutique is well curated and stocked with specialty pieces. Whether you need a repair or are hunting down a specific piece for your collection, its team can help you track down whatever it is you need among the beautifully selected jewels.

Erica Weiner

While most of its orders are placed online and the New York store is closed to the public, Erica Weiner has Brooklyn headquarters at which you can schedule an appointment for a bespoke viewing of its pieces. We’re especially partial to its antique items such as vintage crescent-moon brooches and 40s signet rings, as well as Erica Weiner originals created by the women-run team.

Love Adorned

A millennial-friendly space on Nolita’s Elizabeth Street, Love Adorned is chock-full of gemstone-studded pieces – think: pink-sapphire bracelets and black-diamond earrings. The pieces, whether rose gold or diamond-encrusted, can be surprisingly affordable and make great gifts. Itsy-bitsy studs start at around $35.

Melissa Joy Manning

With locations in California and NYC, MJM’s Cobble Hill and SoHo shops are, for lack of better words, real gems. The brand’s one-of-a-kind jewellery – including gold and topaz rings, Ethiopian opal necklaces and free-form aquamarine jewels – are some of the most beautiful and unique we’ve seen in the city, and make unmatched gifts for others (or for yourself, of course).

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