I established Collectors Choice Coins in 1988 so I could share my love and passion for coins with everyone. Over the years I have gained an abundance of knowledge, so as the hobby of collecting coins fades I find excitement in teaching young or new collectors about the coins and where to start. I also enjoy exploring other people's collections. I help evaluate and appraise collections and, of course, buy some! I have two locations: one inside the Portage jewelry store and one in downtown Sun Prairie. I'm a very busy man between the two stores; house visits & shows, but always make time for my customers. Shows are exciting to me because I am often "hunting" for the best coins for my ever evolving inventory and for customers' request. Hunting for coins might be the favorite aspect of my job as I have always loved hunting and fishing. When I'm not working I will most likely be found doing one of those things or golfing, downhill skiing, or spending time with my wife (Laurie Krueger) and family.
Co-Owner and Administrator of both Forever Yours Jewelry Locations Favorite Stone: Rubies, Sapphire and Colored Diamonds
I have been the owner of Forever Yours Jewelry since we have opened October of 2002. I have my Diamond Graduate degree through the Gemological Institute of America since 2002. While my primary responsibilities here are addressing daily administrative projects, I do like to jump in and help on the floor when I am available to do so. However, I absolutely love teaching my staff all about the jewelry industry and about diamonds and gemstones. This passion of mine probably comes from my first love of teaching, I taught High School Sciences for 9 years. Since we are a small local business, I find it very enjoyable and important to connect with each of our local communities by staying active in our local communities groups such as The Chambers and Rotary. When I'm not working or with my family, I love to be outdoors. When the sun is shining I like to hit the ball around on the golf course or go biking, downhill skiing, or fishing with the husband (John Krueger)! On those blistering cold Wisconsin days you will find me curled up at the house with a good book!
Sun Prairie Store
Store Manager Sun Prairie Favorite Stone: Chrome Diopside & Green Diamonds
I began working at Forever Yours Jewelry in September 2005. I have a GIA A.J.P. & am a Colored Stone Graduate. I am also in my final year of undergrad at Herzing University for a Bachelor of Science in Business Management. If I'm not busy working or with my schooling you will most likely find me with my family, Husband (Jake Krueger) and daughter Elise or maybe even reading a book. We love any U.W. Sports games especially football game days, but watch out when the Bears play the Packers. I have lots of pets - 1 dog (Miss Maggie Boxer), 2 Cats, 1 Snake, and a Gecko and lots of Fish and love them all so much.
On site Goldsmith Favorite Stone: Black Diamonds & Rubies
I have been a Gold Smith for 5 Years now and started full time September 1st 2015 at my family's owned Forever Yours Jewelry Store. The thing I love most about being a goldsmith is the designing part. I really enjoy restoring vintage jewelry and repurposing heirlooms for our customers. Watching a favorite piece become brand new or take on a new form that will become someone's most treasured piece is a great thing! When I'm not behind my window working on your jewelry I am mostly likely hanging out with my wife (Leah Krueger) and daughter Elise or some great friends. I am also a fan of fast cars and motorcycles. Recreational firearms are also a big interest of mine.
Jewelry Sales Consultant Sun Prairie Favorite Stone: Fire Opal
I began working for Forever Yours Jewelry in April of 2014. I am currently a Badger studying Psychology and Spanish. I am a social little butterfly and I love helping others. The FYJ family has become my second family. My favorite part of my job is seeing the excitement in someone's eyes when they find just the right piece. I also get super excited about shopping for fun clothes, shoes, accessories and anything shiny. So it's no wonder why jewelry retail suites me so well and why I am very happy with my job! If I'm not here you can find me cheering on the Badgers at any home event! On Wisconsin!!
The boxer of Sun Prairie Store Favorite: Peanut butter treats!
I have been coming to work at Forever Yours Jewelry with my family for 3 years now. I am very shy & run and hide when customers come in the store. I love my family and my Forever Yours Jewelry family. My favorite part of my job is to hover and beg for food when anyone's eating. I also love to chase my toys & chewing on raw hides!
Jewelry Sales Consultant Portage Favorite Stone: Tanzanite and Pearls
I started working for Forever Yours Jewelry in June of 2013. I am Graduate of Jewelry Essentials from G.I.A. I truly enjoy working on our Special Events in store and on Social Media. Connecting with our customers on social media through fun and exciting events has become one of my favorite aspects of my job. However the most exciting part of my job is working side by side with customers to custom make a piece of jewelry for themselves or for a loved one. Listening to their stories, thoughts, and memories; then help creating a piece to represent just that is so rewarding. When the finished product is picked up and I see the joy on their face that's when my day is made. This is probably my favorite part because at home I am a "DIY" (Do It Yourself) fanatic! I love decorating with things I have made, repurposing furniture, or just anything that gives me a reason to use power tools or paint! I also have a beautiful little girl at home who keeps me very busy with her toddler ways & excepting a new baby boy at the end of September!
Jewelry Sales Consultant Portage Favorite Stone: Blue Topaz
I started working for Forever Yours Jewelry in April of 2014. I graduated from the University of Dubuque Iowa. I am married to a wonderful man and we have two children who are currently in college. We also have 2 kitties and a fish. My favorite part of my job is helping our wonderful customers find that extraordinary piece of jewelry that sends that special message to their loved one.
Jewelry Sales Consultant Portage & Sun Prairie Favorite Stone: Opals
I started working for Forever Yours Jewelry in April 2014. I came with over 20 years of retail experience in sales and management. I have a love for jewelry of all kinds and the process in which it is created. When I'm not working I am keeping very busy with things that I love doing. I love being in the kitchen and cooking all kinds of things. My family and I also really enjoy camping together. I also have a couple dogs and cats whom I adore and love to spoil!
Visit Forever Yours Jewelry, Inc for bridal jewelry, engagement rings, wedding bands, custom design jewelry, diamond jewelry and gold jewelry, we also do jewelry repairs at our stores located at both Sun Prairie & Portage, Wisconsin, WI.