Scully & Scully: A Gem of a Store on the Upper East Side


A Park Avenue landmark for nearly 85 years, you’re sure to have heard of Scully & Scully. You’re probably appraised of its extensive selection of china, tabletop decor, and furniture. What you might not know, however, is that the retailer also boasts an extensive jewelry selection of one-of-a-kind pieces designed just for the store. Taking up quite of bit of real estate (about 700 square feet), the department houses a much deeper assortment of offerings than presented in Scully & Scully’s anticipated catalog, making a stop by more than worth the trip.

The pieces on offer are defined by their quality, both of craftsmanship (most are made in the United States) and of material (mostly comprised of 18-kt. gold). Classic designs feature a pop of color to take wearers from day all the way through the evening. The assortment of semi-precious stones includes rare specimens like Chromium Diopside, which has an emerald hue, and Kyanite, a Brazilian gem that looks like sapphire. Of course, a gal’s best friend is aplenty with diamond-encrusted pieces, as are freshwater pearls.The best part is, most everything is crafted specifically for Scully & Scully, designs can be customized to the wearer’s tastes, whether it’s swapping a colored stone for a diamond or choosing a shorter or longer length for a necklace or bracelet. Big-ticket pieces live alongside giftable items, like ever-popular women’s pins. From dogs in every breed imaginable to safari animals, sea creatures, and flowers, there is truly something for everyone (and if it isn’t there, it can be ordered).

That “everyone” includes the gentlemen—Scully & Scully boasts one of the largest cufflink selections in New York City. Every style, hobby, and price point is on offer, from pavé diamond sculls to a sterling silver penguin, just begging to accompany a tuxedo. Classic pieces fit for the gala are on display alongside whimsical favorites, like a Viking sporting a genuine fur “beard.” Hobby themes from horseback riding to golf, shooting, and racing make ideal groom’s gifts or Father’s Day presents. 

With an opening price point near $300 ranging all the way up to $40,000 and beyond, there is a piece for every occasion. Plus, since many styles can be made as matching sets, gifts can be built upon with each occasion or purchased together. Either way, we say don’t hold back, because, as Elizabeth Taylor said: “You can’t cry on a diamond’s shoulder, and diamonds won’t keep you warm at night, but they’re sure fun when the sun shines.”