Boston’s oldest existing fine jewelry retailer makes a play for Greenwich
Shreve, Crump & Low, Boston’s oldest existing fine jewelry business, is opening its third store in affluent Greenwich, Conn.
The company, which was founded in 1796, has leased a 4,800-square-foot space at Greenwich Avenue and Lewis Street in the tony bedroom community. The brand currently operates two stores: a three-level flagship on Newbury Street in Boston’s Back Bay and a unit in suburban Chestnut Hill (just outside Boston) that sells mainly antique and estate jewelry.
A rendering of the Greenwich, Conn., Shreve, Crump & Low store, courtesy of the company
Company owner David Walker did not return a request for a phone interview, but the brand’s website says the new store will be a “jewelry, watch, and gift store…with sparkling engagement rings, exceptional gemstones, brilliant fancy colored diamonds, rare estate jewelry, and remarkable watches.”
Walker bought the company in 2006 and in 2012 built a luxurious three-level flagship on bustling Newbury Street (relocating the longtime Boylston Street flagship), where global luxury shops including Chanel and Burberry lure the city’s jet set.