Pirate treasure is a gaudy lot. The most coveted booty seems to be enormous, brightly colored gems in ostentatious chunks of gold with heavy, rapper-worthy chains, all mixed with the coins of whatever realms happen to be raided. Plus, it's filthy
lucre: After all, it's buried most of the time. Marshall's is probably more to a mermaid's liking. Bright, spotless and reeking of excellent taste, the store is flat inhospitable to pirates and their ilk. Marshall's takes pains to help you make your way through its dazzling collection to the stones and settings that give you the best value for your money. Designs range from classic to very contemporary, and any one of them would make a mermaid yours for life.
McGuire's Jewelers, 230 E. Wetmore Road, 622-7532, www.mcguiresjewelers.com
S. Silverberg and Sons, 5420 E. Broadway Blvd., 750-1250