In light of recent events, this list seemed apropos. Full stop.
1. Smyth Jewelers
Largest jewelry store on the East Coast? Check. Big-name brands like Tacori, Tissot, and Mikimoto? Check. More than 100 years of experience? Check. And something about it being the preferred jeweler of the Baltimore Ravens? We’ll take it.
Plus, Smyth Jewelers just wrapped a month-long estate jewelry show, with shopping events happening in each of its three Baltimore-area locations— Annapolis, Ellicott City, and Timonium (but you can shop the collection online). Also, fun fact: For the last two years, JCK’s Rob Bates has included the jeweler in his annual roundup of favorite jewelry promotions.
2. Radcliffe Jewelers
Serving the Baltimore area in two locations (Towson and Pikesville), Radcliffe Jewelers has been in business since the 1980s and has evolved into a luxury powerhouse with a stable of world-famous, globally coveted brands like Bulgari, Rolex, David Yurman, Pomellato, Temple St. Clair, Kwiat, and Gumuchian. Come for the jewels, stay for the vintage Chanel handbags. Or just hang out on their Instagram, which is completely gorgeous (see pic at top). Here’s what the team was loving in Las Vegas.
3. The Baltimore Art, Antique & Jewelry Show
When I went to this show a few years ago, I remember thinking that the convention center put NYC’s Javits Center to shame. Its downtown location puts it right within walking distance of Inner Harbor and a number of post-show drink spots, which I also appreciated. The 2019 edition is happening Aug. 29–Sept. 1, 2019, and will feature a great group of estate jewelers including some of my personal favorites: Roy Rover, Eileen Kirkwood, Haig’s of Rochester, Laurie’s Glories, MS Rau, Patti Esbia Antique & Estate Jewelry, and Provident Jewelry. Also: Crab cake po’ boys in the food court. You’re welcome.
Top image: Radcliffe Jewelers’ Instagram account shows a stack of Messika, Bulgari, Roberto Coin, and Marli New York bracelets. (Image via @radcliffejewelers)
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