Royal Jewelers, Andover Philosophy: The people who shop at Royal are more valuable than the jewelry they offer.
What’s New: Everything! They travel the world looking for the finest, most unique, and prettiest jewelry.
Standout quality: Operating for 70 years as a family business comes with exceptional service. The Royal Jewelers team are all non-commission and knowledgeable—they guide you rather than sell you.
Trend: Stacking is still in, be it necklaces, bracelets, or rings. Yellow gold is hot, and don’t be afraid to mix and match!
58 Main St., Andover, 978-475-3330, royaljewelers.com Elyse Jewelers, Reading (Custom)Philosophy: To provide world-class craftsmanship, service, personal attention, and discretion to clients.
What’s New: An in-house-crafted line of engagement rings with perfectly matched wedding bands featuring more than 300 in-stock styles.
Standout Quality: Award-winning, one-of-a-kind, and limited-edition pieces of wearable art ranging from bridal to fashion.
Trend: The blending of colors and textures—think rough and polished gems with different metals. Unique jewelry that can be worn for all occasions from car pools to cocktails.
95 Main St., Reading, 781-942-4565, elysejewelers.com
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Desjardins Jewelers, Beverly Philosophy: At Desjardins Jewelers, the goal is to create a happy, non-stressful environment for customers to choose, create, and buy the perfect engagement ring, piece of jewelry, or gift.
Standout Quality: No repair or custom order is ever too small or too large, and Desjardins truly values each and every customer.
47 Enon St., Beverly, 978-922-2149, desjardinsdiamonds.comDeScenza Diamonds, PeabodyPhilosophy: DeScenza Diamonds has been New England’s diamond expert since 1915. Bridal is at the core of who they are. They have GIA graduate gemologists in all of their locations, and their incredible staff makes sure engagement rings are not only beautiful but responsibly sourced as well. They call it the DeScenza Difference!
What’s New: Bridal designers Sasha Primak, Sylvie, ArtCarved, and Jeff Cooper all have beautiful new collections of engagement rings and wedding bands. From the vintage looks in the Sylvie Collection to the handmade Sasha Primak Royal Prong Collection, there is something for every taste. They also have in-house bench jewelers whose custom designs are truly one-of-a-kind.
Trends: Although halo mountings are still extremely popular, we are also seeing a return to classic solitaires and three-stone rings set with rounds, ovals, or cushion-shaped diamonds—think of the ring worn by the newly minted Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle.
161 Andover St., Peabody, 978-977-0090, descenza.com