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2013 - Issue 4 - Fall

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GUIDE acquire Visit Patch NYC for vintagemade-new finds. Better Baubles HUNT FOR FASHIONABLE GEMS AT THESE TOP LOCAL JEWELRY BOUTIQUES. BY DEVAN NORMAN Alan Bilzerian Patch NYC Sequin Stocking his store exclusively with contemporary European and Japanese designers (along with the store's eponymous private label), Alan Bilzerian is a tastemaker in clothing and accessories. Featuring pieces with a rocker edge and skull detailing, his shopping haven is the definition of hip. 34 Newbury St., 617-536-1001; Renaissance men Don Carney and John Ross opened a Boston lifestyle studio in 2010 to sell their jewelry and home collections. Their Hunter by Patch NYC sterling silver line features charms recast from vintage pieces; the popular double-sided pendants are especially striking. A shared eye for exquisite detail results in Old New England polish with a unique slant. 46 Waltham St., 617-426-0592; Sequin, a jewelry brand founded by sisters Kim and Linda Renk, has been seen on fashion runways connected to labels such as J. Mendel, Badgley Mischka, and Ralph Lauren. Taking inspiration from their surroundings, the duo releases several collections a year, like their popular Coral Reef collection. 99 Bellevue Ave., Newport, RI, 401-619-5713; Down Under Jewelry Open for nearly 20 years, this Newport shop owned by RoseMary Laramee is constantly adding to its diverse inventory, including debut collections from emerging designers. With a warm and subtly sophisticated atmosphere, the store offers everything from seedpod bracelets to lavish diamond necklaces. 479 Thames St., Newport, RI, 401-849-1078; Impulse by Adamas Fine Jewelry Brother-and-sister team Anto Aboyan and Veronica Sagherian achieve classic elegance that evades predictable clich├ęs. Impulse, in Wellesley, is their second venture, focused on more trend-conscious pieces. The store carries pieces from Suzanne Kalan and Mizuki, along with customizable jewelry by Heather B. Moore. 180 Linden St., Wellesley, 781-416-1800; Riccardi Visit Riccardi, founded by Italian-born Riccardo Dallai, to shop exclusive high-end jewelry brand Chrome Hearts. Available in only a handful of stores in the United States and abroad, Chrome Hearts has a gothic edge. From wallet chains to necklaces, pieces are crafted from solid sterling silver, 22k gold, and platimum, and have real staying power. 116 Newbury St., 617-266-3158; The Ruby Door This boutique features both locally sourced handmade designs and vintage pieces. The Herkimer Diamond and brass necklaces are not to be missed. Owner-designer Tracey Chareas breathes new life into heirlooms and vintage jewelry through smart redesigns with a modern aesthetic. 15 Charles St., 617-720-2001; TRUST YOUR IMPULSE Talking shop with Veronica Sagherian of Adamas Fine Jewelry. Unique Boutique Owner Karen Beaton is a Cape Cod local, and this boutique reflects her roots. Each piece of jewelry is handmade, and many are nautically inspired. Featuring work by artists such as Echo of the Dreamer, Gabriel Ofiesh, and Doug and Mary Hancock, this shop offers a fresh selection all year round. 20 North St., Mashpee, 508-477-3900; Viola Lovely Lisa Cancelli, founder of Viola Lovely, carefully curates her boutique's selection for a personal approach to great style. Offering a host of trinkets, from Alyssa Norton silk thread bracelets to Love Heals handmade wrap necklaces, the jewelry on offer is thoughtprovoking and chic. 148 Main St., Wenham, 978-468-1775; BC What exciting new designers or collections are lined up for fall? Nanis, and silver pieces from the Papete Marcasite and Olga collections. What's your favorite fall jewelry trend? Art Deco, with lots of oxidized or blackened metals. What materials do you predict will be hot in jewelry this upcoming season? Rose gold and silver, as well as green agate, emerald, and green onyx. Chalcedony cushion drop earrings. 146 BOSTONCOMMON-MAGAZINE.COM 146_BC_TG_Acquire_Fall13.indd 146 8/2/13 2:19 PM

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