Backed by decades in the jewelry design and retail business, members of the Tello family teamed up to provide Florida shoppers with a unique jewelry shopping experience. Edgar Tello along with son Danny and brother Manuel have partnered to open Tello Jewelers, becoming the newest addition to the prestigious Bell Tower Shops in Fort Myers. The Tellos have the jewelry business in their blood, having been inherited throughout the first generation of brothers making a total of five jewelers. Now growing onto its second generation, brothers Edgar and Manny Tello have rejoined with Danny to bring Tello Jewelers to southwest Florida. Edgar (CEO), who boasts a 40-year career in the jewelry industry, has owned and operated jewelry stores in several countries such as Australia, Ecuador and Canada where he has been successful in running his jewelry business for the past 16 years.
The Tellos admitted to have had their eyes on a Florida location for years and after literally driving through the Sunshine State decided that Bell Tower Shops was an ideal fit. Edgar elaborated "Fort Myers is a beautiful and tranquil city that attracts many visitors from the cold north such as Europe, Canada and even within the USA." The Bell Tower Shopping Center in Fort Myers includes more than fifty other high end stores. Tello Jewelers is roughly a 1,200-square-foot store and offers specifically selected pieces of jewelry from the signature Tello Collection as well as other renowned designers such as Franco Creations, Cardelliani Designs, Mirage, Nova Designs, Jomark Designs and A & P Afarin Designs. Tello Jewelers will be a one-stop shop for jewelry lovers, providing expert jewelry repairs with "while you wait" service for those special pieces you just can't be without. Also, our expertise in custom designed jewelry will allow you the freedom to be your creative self and exert your imagination.
Tello Jewelers has won many awards throughout the years in the business and has earned the reputation as the jewelers to the stars. Tello Jewelers has created many pieces for such customers, examples of these include a breath taking diamond set gold boot pin for Nancy Sinatra to commemorate her 1966 hit song "These Boots Are Made for Walkin'." As well as a colorful Goofy custom designed pendant set with white diamonds, rubies and blue sapphires designed for Disney to mark the 50 th anniversary of their world famous character and personality. Edgar admitted that one of his favorite designs was a life-size solid gold shoe, to adorn the 1989 Golden Slipper Stakes trophy for the famous Australian horse race. Manny Tello, onsite jeweler and goldsmith of Tello Jewelers in Fort Myers, has received plenty of honorable mentions throughout his forty one years in the business as well. Some of these include first places for three years in a row at the Canadian De Beers Group Diamond Jewelery Design Competition. Most recently the Manny Tello's designs have been showcased in southeast Florida in exclusive stores in Boca Raton, Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach and Port St. Lucie. Tello Jewelers takes pride in understanding the wonderful world of jewelry on an international level.
Diamonds are not only a girl's best friend, because at Tello Jewelers all can enjoy the magic in their beauty and admire these in luxurious designs. Fueling the passion for their art are the challenges that walk through the door each day. Edgar who aside from being a master jeweler and goldsmith is also a GIA Certified Gemologist and assures, "You never know what piece of jewelry will take you to that next level, the challenge to design a one of kind piece always leads to beautiful results at Tello Jewelers." Customers place their faith and trust in their jeweler and at Tello Jewelers they've embraced the fact they earned this trust, one piece at a time. "Seeing the customer leave the store with a big smile is what it's all about, we love our job and when our customers are happy so are we." he added, "Throughout the years our customers have done most of our advertising for us," says Danny of Tello Jewelers who at a young age already has eleven years of experience in the business after starting at only sixteen. Danny Tello who manages the Fort Myers location is also an expert goldsmith and jewelry designer. He says he's discovered one simple truth about jewelry designing, this being that patience is indeed a virtue. "From the clients concept to the design it can take time to match both but at Tello Jewelers we pride ourselves in meeting customers' expectations knowing that the end result is always worth it". Tello Jewelers is proudly showcases their patented motion jewelery line in their Fort Myers store for those looking for originality. These unique diamond rings boast spinning tops and can be custom designed with any idea or logo. These are just some of the truly one-of-a-kind pieces showcased only at Tello Jewelers.
Tello Jewelers would like to invite Southwest Florida to experience the difference in their one of a kind store. As a customer you will be able to interact directly with the goldsmiths and designers so that you the customer can tell them exactly what you would like done for you. Custom designs include a carefully thought out step by step process that consists of detailed sketches and waxes to allow full input from our customers and minimize any risk factor in mistakes that could be made your traditional jewelry store.
Tello Jewelers also offers on the spot jewelry repairs and same day service. Watch the their goldsmiths go to work with an open window, instore workshop. At Tello Jewelers new customers concerns are taken into consideration and your jewelery does not have to leave your site at any time. Such jobs can be done by appointment or walk in.
Redesigning your old or scrap jewelry is encouraged at Tello Jewelers. With the price of gold consistently elevating to new highs, melting your gold and updating jewelry collection with new desings is a perfect way to retain your gold as an investment and keep up with the latest in jewelry trends.
Complimentary jewelry cleaning and inspection is a courtesy service provided to all customers.