The most famous jewelry store in New York -- and maybe the world -- deserves all the kudos. Its wonderful multilevel Fifth Avenue store offers a breathtaking selection of jewelry, signature watches, tableware and stemware, and a handful of surprisingly affordable gift items. The store is full of tourists, which perhaps is why a new one was opened for wealthy financial types downtown in 2007. Believe it or not, it's not hard to find a lovely wearable piece in stunning silver for around $200. If you do indulge, anything you buy -- even a $50 silver bookmark or key chain -- comes wrapped in that unmistakable blue box with a white ribbon tied just so.
- © Frommer's 2013