A visit to Shreve, Crump, & Low in Boston, MA

Established in 1796 by watchmaker and silversmith John McFarlane, the company is one of the oldest jewelry stores in North America. The present-day ShreveCrump & Low is the last of a line of firms that began with John McFarlane, who opened a workshop across the street from Paul Revere.


I first walked into Shreve, Crump & Low, while on Newbury Street, to obtain information about how to clean diamond rings at home.  This information will be shared in a future post, but I also walked in knowing I had another mission to fulfill. 

That mission??? To keep finding New England businesses, or those who got their start in New England, that are unique, have a great story to tell, and exude "fine living" qualities no matter what the price point is. 

My visit to Shreve, Crump & Low absolutely fit my check list and then some.  Their story in a nut shell?  With a start in Boston in 1796, they are the oldest jeweler in America and what a story it is. At then end of this post, you I have included a link to their website and also their historic timeline.  

In the meantime, here are just a few stunning items I got to view.  I was like a magpie drawn to every glittery item hopping from case to case.  As soon as I saw one piece of jewelry, that lured me in, my eyes were being distracted by another piece and I could not wait to move on and hear more about it. Let me just say, my jewelry wish list has just gotten a little longer :-).   

 This little beauty, a 20 plus carat tanzanite and diamond ring, called my name as I walked by the case. Did I mention I LOVE tanzanite? At one point it was a consideration to use tanzanite in my wedding ring, but I was informed it would be too fragile for everyday wear. This glamorous ring would be perfect to wear to a gala, cocktail party, or a "just because it's fabulous" party.

This little beauty, a 20 plus carat tanzanite and diamond ring, called my name as I walked by the case. Did I mention I LOVE tanzanite? At one point it was a consideration to use tanzanite in my wedding ring, but I was informed it would be too fragile for everyday wear. This glamorous ring would be perfect to wear to a gala, cocktail party, or a "just because it's fabulous" party.

Do you like tanzanite too? Below are a few tanzanite rings I found through a few of the affiliate sites I work with.