Platinum 100

The Platinum 100 2016: Jewelry

Gold, silver and diamonds, oh my!

August 1, 2016 Published in the August 2016 issue of Sarasota Magazine

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530 Burns Gallery

This gallery boutique is tucked into a quaint Burns Court cottage and features fine and fashion jewelry along with contemporary artwork from blown glass to paintings. Founder Nikki Sedacca has cultivated a following who cherishes her handcrafted, tactile wirework jewelry. She’s also curated a collection of work by more than 50 artists. 530 Burns Court, Sarasota, (941) 957-6439.

Armel Jewelers

Notable names in fine jewelry can be found in Armel’s cases. Think Mikimoto, Breuning, Carl F. Bucherer and Garavelli. Clients can peruse the collection of hand-selected art glass as well as the exceptional selection of gems, jewelry and timepieces. 22 N. Boulevard of Presidents, St. Armands, (941) 388-3711; 3976 Destination Drive, #105, Osprey, (941) 966-5878.

Carats Fine Jewelry & Watches

This upscale modern jeweler attracts those with a yen for the finest in designer jewelry. Hearts on Fire, Scott Kay, Tissot, Kir, Frederic Sage, True Romance, Oris and Luminox are just a sampling of collections here. Shop the expertly selected estate jewelry, timepieces and pre-owned jewels as well as top-quality diamonds and forever bridal pieces. 1922 Bay Road, Sarasota, (941) 926-3335.

Coffrin Jewelers

An all-inclusive jewelry boutique that’s dedicated to helping you celebrate the special moments in your life. Look to Belinda Coffrin and her team of GIA-certified gemologists, accredited appraisers and Swiss-trained watchmakers to assist you with everything from custom designs to estate jewelry to engagement rings to appraisals to jewelry and watch repairs. 1829 S. Osprey Ave., Sarasota, (941) 366-6871.

Diamond Vault

Fine jewelry aficionados turn to Diamond Vault for gifts that form lasting memories. Whether it’s a pair of brilliant diamond studs, miles of precious pearls, that covetable halo engagement ring or a stunning vintage piece, you’ll find it within this luxurious contemporary space. 3979 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, (941) 921-4016.

Harry Roa Gallery

Those with an eye for the rare, artisanal and collectible are certain to find something unique at Harry Roa Gallery. This designer has created a collection of bold, avant-garde jewelry—truly one-of-a-kind. Based in the art of the lost wax process and fabrication, his architectural creations with uncommon gemstones are certain to become conversation pieces. 1638 Main St., Sarasota, (941) 266-5146.

June Simmons Jewelry

Pop into the flagship boutique on Palm Avenue or the satellite location on St. Armands Circle for the finest in collectable jewelry from emerging to storied design houses. Peruse selections from fashion jewelry to timeless gems to vintage jewels, or discover pieces by master jeweler June Simmons herself. 68 S. Palm Ave., Sarasota, (941) 388-4535; June Simmons Jewelry @The Met, 35 S. Boulevard of Presidents, (941) 321-1737.

Mayors Jewelers

For more than a century Mayors Jewelers has been a trusted retailer, boasting world-class brands such as Baume & Mercier, Cartier, Breitling, Jaeger LeCoultre and Montblanc, along with a selection of luxurious engagement rings, timepieces and fine jewelry. Also services such as appraisals, jewelry cleaning, repair and engraving. The Mall at University Town Center, 140 University Town Center Drive, Sarasota, (941) 893-1124.

McCarver & Moser

McCarver & Moser draws connoisseurs of fine and fashion jewelry, timepieces, custom designs, covetable Tahitian pearls and sculpture for the home, as well as exquisite estate jewels. Shop iconic brands such as Patek Philippe, Simon G., Gucci, Marina B and Leo Pizzo. And enjoy first-class services for your jewelry and timepieces. 482 John Ringling Blvd., St. Armands, (941) 388-1331.

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Those who covet wearable art have frequented this boutique for everyday statement pieces, evening chic designs and inventive engagement rings. The team sources only the best in jewelry that makes a lasting impression and celebrates individuality, like steel and titanium pieces for men and women, Tahitian pearls, gemstones, diamonds and more. 119 S. Pineapple Ave., Sarasota, (941) 955-4400.

Shrode Jewelers

For 80 years Shrode Jewelers has created relationships with generations of collectors, combining personalized small-town service with a tremendous selection of jewelry and home accent collectibles such as Lladro, Lalique, Waterford and Reed & Barton. The discerning collector will fall for any one of the impressive design collections, including Gabriel & Co., Denny Wong, Elle or Benchmark. 1433 Main St., Sarasota, (941) 365-4234.

Tilden Ross Jewelers

Tilden Ross Jewelers has been a trusted local boutique with global appeal for more than three decades. Proprietors Gail and Richard Ross source well-known and emerging designers such as Stefan Hafner, Crivelli, Alex Sepkus, Marco Bicego and Yvel. In addition to in-house custom design, you’ll find jewelry that transitions from daytime casual to evening elegance at a wide range of price points. 410 St. Armands Circle, (941) 388-3338.

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