Andover, 978-475-3330, royaljewelers.com
Philosophy: The people who shop at Royal Jewelers are the store’s most valuable asset.
What’s New: Custom is in, from rings to family heirlooms reimagined into beautiful new pieces.
Standout Qualities: Seventy years as a family business and exceptional service ensure that customers are always the top priority.
Trend: Vintage everything. For men, traditional yellow gold wedding bands are back. For ladies, fancy shapes including ovals and cushion shapes are very hot right now.
Editors’ Choice, Custom
Elyse Fine Jewelers—Gemologist
Reading, 781-942-4565, elysejewelers.com
Philosophy: To create one-of-a-kind and limited-edition pieces of wearable art. Elyse doesn’t follow trends; it sets them.
What’s New: As a design house and custom jeweler, Elyse has something new to see
Standout Qualities: Elyse delivers an exceptional experience that cannot be had at a traditional retailer.
Trend: The integration of interesting shapes and colors to create a piece that is both stunning and unique.
Peabody, 978-977-0090, descenza.com
Philosophy: Bridal is at the core of DeScenza Diamonds. With GIA graduate gemologists in all of their locations, you can be sure your engagement ring is not only beautiful but responsibly sourced.
What’s New: Their primary bridal designers—Sasha Primak, Sylvie, ArtCarved, and Jeff Cooper—all have beautiful new collections of engagement rings and wedding bands that will amaze. From the vintage looks in the Sylvie Collection to the handmade Sasha Primak Royal Prong collection, there’s something to suit every taste.
Standout Qualities: The knowledge and trust that their buyers and associates bring to the customer experience every day is what accounts for the “DeScenza Difference.”
Trend: Although halo mountings are still extremely popular, there’s been a return to classic solitaires and three-stone rings set with rounds, ovals, or cushion-shape diamonds—think Prince Harry and Meghan Markle!