Ore Jewelry: Boston’s Fabulous Female Designer–Focused Boutique



80 Dartmouth St., Boston“Just knock, darling” reads the sign on the front door of Ore, the South End boutique Sophie Hughes opened a year and a half ago that already earned a nod in Boston’s yearly best-of issue. It could easily be her motto, given the opportunities she’s had since graduating from Massachusetts College of Art in 2008. Hughes’ work is available in boutiques such as Roseark in Los Angeles. Yet her hope was always to own a specialized, curated store like Ore.    LIVING THE DREAM“I’ve been really diligent about the whole thing, but I’ve definitely had some luck,” admits Hughes. Her Instagram feed (@sophiehughesjewelry) caught the eye of stylist Penny Lovell, who placed Hughes’ earrings on Orange Is the New Black star Taylor Schilling. Those Lightning earrings, made of oxidized sterling silver fused with recycled 18k gold, belong to the
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