Best of the Best 2013: Jewelry: Estate Jewelry: Stephen Russell

Uncovering stylish, superbly executed vintage jewels that also complement the contemporary woman’s wardrobe requires a discerning eye—and relentless determination. For this reason, collectors flock to the Stephen Russell salon on Madison Avenue in New York City, where every piece of jewelry on display is meticulously chosen by the owners, Russell Zelenetz and Stephen Feuerman. “A love of fine art and exquisite detail guides us in shaping our collection,” says Zelenetz, who also employs an international network of sources to locate such highly coveted, signed pieces as the two pictured here. The 1934 Rene Boivin art deco cuff and 1950s Mughal-inspired citrine-and-diamond necklace by Cartier are exceptional examples that epitomize the aesthetics of their particular eras while, at the same time, making a strong statement in this one. (212.570.6900, www.stephenrussell.com)