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New York Jewellery Discoveries – Ruth Tomlinson

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New York Jewellery Discoveries

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While I was in New York I came across so many great jewellery shops. It’s always exciting discovering new places so I thought I’d share a few of my favourites with you.

De Vera - 1 Crosby Street

 

De Vera on Crosby Street is one of my favourite shops to visit in New York. It is like taking a step into a Renaissance treasury.  An industrial exterior stylishly filled with museum cabinets housing the amazingly decorative artefacts and jewellery available to buy.  It is the most tasteful antique shop I have seen with every object so considered and carefully grouped. Truly inspiring.

De Vera also have a store uptown on East 81st Street.  I haven’t had a chance to visit that one yet, but it is definitely on my list for next time.

Ted Meuhling - 27 Howard Street

This was my first visit to Ted Meuhling’s equally beautiful jewellery store which is just opposite De Vera. Again, it is a huge open industrial space, filled with an eclectic mix of contemporary jewellery and artefacts in fabulous old display cabinets.  The shop really invites you to take your time to really enjoy the beauty of the pieces and the space as a whole. Ted also has his workshop in here, in a small wooden cabin suspended up high looking over the shop.

Alexis Bittar - Broome Street

Alexis Bittar’s high end fashion jewellery is hugely popular, with several stores across the United States (and three in New York alone). I paid his Soho store a little visit on this trip and really liked his contemporary approach to displaying his work. I loved the use of the building’s character and original features. In particular the double wall, made from glass, which revealed the old vintage wallpaper on the original wall behind.  This reference to past times, frozen and preserved, fit really well with his use of taxidermy animals and birds and provided a contrasting backdrop to his contemporary pieces.

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