554 Route 28
Cranberry Jewelers fashions jewelry inspired by Cape Cod’s favorite fruit, the cranberry. Crafted with genuine pearls and precious metals, the cranberry-colored pearls look good enough to eat. The conveniently located, family-owned store has no lack of creative charms: tiny lobster-traps, delicate Nantucket baskets—even cranberry scoops are rendered in 14-karat gold, perfect for holiday gifts. Carl Johnson, proprietor of Cranberry Jewelers, says, “We’re always trying to be different.” For those who keep the ocean close to their hearts, the wave pendants capture a curl in silver or gold.
422 Main Street
At this Hyannis Main Street gem, fine jewelry, rare estate pieces, antique jewelry galore, and an extensive collection of wedding rings and bands make for a very special shopping experience. The shop, owned by the husband and wife team of Harold and Marilyn Sachs, also offers a bountiful array of precious stones, including rubies, sapphires, and emeralds. Harold says the store carries “a very fine grade of everything,” including diamonds, which range from one-half-karat to four-karat designs with rare heft and beauty. An array of quality timepieces are on display, from vintage Rolex’s to modern Swiss watches. Custom pieces are also available.
Diana Kim England Goldsmiths
56 Main Street
Prestigious Diana Kim England Goldsmiths offers an imaginative, sophisticated array of fine gold jewelry including rings, bracelets, and necklaces in high-karat gold and platinum with precious and semi-precious stones. Each exquisite piece reflects the dedication to excellence and artistry of the talented goldsmiths working in a beautiful old Nantucket building with large windows. Customers are encouraged to stop in and help the goldsmiths design their own memorable work of art or peruse the ever-changing website for holiday gifts that will be cherished.
The East Wind Silver Company
878 Main Street
The East Wind Silver Company has been a treasure in the beautiful seaside town of Chatham for more than a decade. The shop creates sterling-silver jewelry for a large number of independent stores, boutiques, and catalogs in prize-winning studios in the mountains of southern Mexico, partnering with the best silversmiths in North America. Also, high-quality sterling silver-jewelry from around the world can be found here as well as a great collection from Israeli artist Tamir Zuman. Evolving collections of sterling, pearls and semi-precious stones, Asian lamp designs, vintage and antique Chinese furniture and home accessories make this a must-stop shop for unique holiday gifts. Be sure to view the oil paintings of Chatham artist Maryalice Eizenberg, who captures seaside vignettes with skillful charm.
436 Main Street
Owners Steven Wardle and Barbara Knowlton are the masterminds behind most of the truly creative designs at the Forest Beach goldsmithing studio. With the help of an exceptionally talented staff, they have created more than 400 miniature gold charms, from Adirondack chairs to tiny baseball gloves and even beach bags stuffed to the brim with essentials. The shop also offers an array of fine jewelry with brilliant gemstones and fine Tahitian black pearls. Forest Beach glows with unique wares. The staff are committed to showing customers that jewelry choices should reflect individual tastes. “Jewelry is about being special, not what you would wear to be just another one of the flock,” says Wardle.
64 Enterprise Road
Unique creations at Goldfinger, conveniently located off of Route 132 in Hyannis, include the dancing starfish necklaces, in gold or silver, dressed up with diamonds or gemstones. For a truly special gift, talented owner and designer Steve Fagin custom-designs Cape Cod ball bracelets featuring one of the customer’s own treasured gemstones or a more affordable version of the ball bracelet in sterling silver and 14-karat gold. A special creation of Fagin’s is the Cape Cod Surf Pearl Necklace, a leather necklace glimmering with a single, delicate pearl with gold accents that captures the essence of Cape Cod casual.