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Adelline, 6th Arr.

54 Rue Jacob
France 75006
Tel: 33 1 47 03 07 18
Metro: Saint-Germain-des-Prés's insider take:

The Saint Germain storefront looks seductively like an open gift box: brown velvet, with a few softly lit pieces glowing in its folds. Adeline Roussel (curiously, the proprietress has added another "l" to her shop name) is not often there, more likely working from her studio in Jaipur, India, where she and master craftsmen set semiprecious stones, cunningly cut to look tumbled, in 22-carat gold. The style is reworked classical antique, her clientele the sort of international traveler familiar with the dharma route. Perhaps best is a benign-looking spider brooch with a back of tourmaline and stone-studded feet. The cost? A scary $2,300.

Open Mondays through Fridays 10:30 to 7 pm.

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