Fort Myers, FL – Congress Jewelers, a Sanibel Island-based fine jeweler, has signed a lease to relocate their headquarters to Bell Tower Shops in Fort Myers in the wake of Hurricane Ian. The hurricane devasted Sanibel Island and the store at Periwinkle Place Shops. Scot and Melissa Congress have plans to eventually be a part of the rebuild of the island and of the store at Periwinkle Place Shops.
“Our planned opening is for December 2, 2022 inside Bell Tower Shops Suite 165. This date is special to the Islanders, as the first Friday in December is traditionally the annual Luminary Celebration. While the storm has been a devastating experience for our team of 17, we are looking forward to reuniting and serving our clients and meeting many new friends within our community,” said Melissa Congress, co-owner of Congress Jewelers.
In light of Hurricane Ian, Congress Jewelers has designed a special collection of pendants, including a Florida Strong, Sanibel Strong and Captiva Strong design. “These pendants are a promise to our community and to ourselves – to return stronger than we left it. A portion of proceeds from this collection will benefit FISH of San Cap and the Sanibel-Captiva Recovery Fund, initiated by Charitable Foundation of the Islands (CFI) 501-C3,” said Scot Congress, co-owner of Congress Jewelers.
This collection is available for preorder and each pendant will be handcrafted on Sanibel Island by artisan jewelers. Pendants are expected to ship by early December.
Congress Jewelers Strong collection is available on their website: https://www.congressjewelers.com/collections/sanibel-strong
About Congress Jewelers
Congress Jewelers was established in 1984 on Sanibel Island. As members of Jewelers of America and American Gem Society, this third-generation jeweler believes in consistent quality, value, and craftsmanship coupled with personalized service to create an incomparable shopping experience. Scot Congress and his wife Melissa are proud to offer that experience to their clients.
In addition to its exclusive designer jewelry pieces, Congress Jewelers offers its trademark Sealife By Congress™ Collection, featuring unique creations inspired by the beauty of the islands. Each piece in the Collection is entirely designed and handcrafted on island by Congress’ in-house artisans, providing its owner a lifelong memory of their time on Sanibel and Captiva.
Scot and Melissa are known and respected for their genuine, heartfelt investment in the island community where they have raised their four children. They have passionately given their time and generosity to strengthen the local organizations that make Sanibel-Captiva such a uniquely special landmark to visit or call home.