Jewelry with a Sanibel Twist at Cedar Chest Fine Jewelry

By: Gillian Birch

Sanibel Island is a haven for painters and artisans, providing inspiration for beach and sea-themed jewelry such as the collection on display at Cedar Chest Fine Jewelry. This beautiful and unique store features jewelry to suit every taste, from Spanish Treasures and ancient coin jewelry to beautiful creations that reflect the beaches and wildlife that Sanibel is known for.

This uniquely different store is tucked away at Tahitian Gardens Shops on Periwinkle Way in Sanibel Island.

Cedar Chest Fine Jewelry store Sanibel, Florida. Photo by Mary Carol Fitzgerald. Must Do Visitor Guides,

Photo credit Mary Carol Fitzgerald

Sanibel-Inspired Jewelry Collections

The Cedar Chest was founded over 40 years ago by John and Pat Zambuto and they are still hands-on in the business. Pat’s love of nature and wildlife became the signature for the store which quickly earned a reputation for fine quality jewelry and personal service. Their first collection featured delicate gold chains and charms modeled on sea life. It was an instant success with locals and visitors who wanted a quality souvenir of their vacation that captured the spirit of Sanibel’s wildlife and natural beauty.

The same attention to detail can be seen in their current jewelry masterpieces that still focus on designs that capture the beauty and diversity of Sanibel and Florida. Their exclusive designs have become sought-after collectibles by jewelry enthusiasts across the United States and around the world.

Sanibel’s white sandy beaches, tropical foliage, nautical history, gently waving sea oats, wading birds, dolphins, turtles, pelicans, and marine life all find their place in some of the unique designs. Rings, pendants, brooches, charms, medallions, bracelets, bangles, and earrings offer something for all ages and tastes.

Cedar Chest Fine Jewelry rings, pendants, brooches, charms, medallions, bracelets, bangles, and earrings offer something for all ages and tastes. Sanibel Island, Florida. Photo by Mary Carol Fitzgerald. Must Do Visitor Guides,

Photo credit Mary Carol Fitzgerald

Unique Fashion and Estate Jewelry at Cedar Chest

More beautifully designed in-house jewelry at the Cedar Chest focuses on ancient coins and unique artifacts. The store also has a range of certified Spanish Treasure Coin Jewelry, handcrafted using salvaged shipwreck treasures that each have their own story to tell.

Discerning jewelry lovers and those who appreciate antiques will definitely want to browse the selection of Edwardian and Art Deco designs that are offered at the Cedar Chest. These unusual one-of-a-kind pieces are surprisingly affordable and allow you to wear a finely designed piece of jewelry that has a history.

Cedar Chest Treasures

Looking to the future, the 2017 online catalog has a range of beautifully crafted pieces inspired by the sun, moon, and stars. Compass rose bracelets, starfish and sand dollar pendants with diamonds are created in intimate detail from sterling silver and 14k rose gold. They make the perfect gift to mark a milestone birthday, graduation, anniversary, or an unforgettable vacation on Sanibel.

Boaters and yachtsmen will love the nautical bangles decorated with ship’s charts of Sanibel’s coastal waters. Gold anchor pendants vie for attention with cut-out pendants of sailboats, sun and waves set with bright blue opal and diamonds. Everything from dragonflies and flip flops to Sanibel’s landmark lighthouse are turned into miniature works of art from precious metals and semi-precious stones.

Knowledgeable staff is on hand to provide information and answer questions and, as at any quality store, the service is excellent. Each piece can be fitted to make sure that every gift is a treasured keepsake and heirloom piece that anyone would love to own and wear.

Written by: Gillian Birch | Author Website

Gillian Birch is a freelance travel writer and, whenever possible between trips, she enjoys life in Florida. As the wife of a Master Mariner, she has traveled extensively and lived in some exotic locations all over the world, including the Far East and the Republic of Panama. Describing herself as having "endless itchy feet and an insatiable wanderlust", she continues to explore Florida and further afield, writing about her experiences with wonderful clarity and attention to detail. With a diploma in Journalism from the BCJ, she has published several travel books and ebooks, all available on Amazon under her name. Formerly the Florida Editor for BellaOnline from 2011-13, Gillian is an active member of the International Travel Writers' Alliance and the Gulf Coast Writers' Association, and an enthusiastic guest blogger for Visitor Guides. Learn more about her writing as YourTravelGirl at: and follow her blog around the world at