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Owners

John Krueger

Co-Owner Forever Yours Jewelry & Owner of Collectors Choice Coins

Favorite Coin: Really Nice Buffalo Nickels

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.

Laurie Krueger

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

Jake Krueger

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.

Deb Bauman

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!

Natalie Weis

Jewelry Sales Consultant Sun Prairie

My favorite stone: Chrome Diopside

I started working for Forever Yours Jewelry in May of 2018. I thrive in creative work environments which make working at Forever Yours so much fun. My favorite parts of the job are pearl restringing and helping people find just the piece that they are looking for. When I am not working I am often found reading a good book, writing my own stories, crafting, or playing/ snuggling with my dog Bucky.

Miss Maggie

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!

Portage Store

Abra Shimpach

Assistant Manager & Social Media Specialist Portage

Favorite Stone: Lotus Garnet & Mint Garnet

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 two toddles at home who keeps me very busy with their toddler ways! A beautiful & sassy 4-year-old girl & her 2-year-old brother who is strong willed and adventurous! We love anything that gets us outdoors to discover the world around us.

Deb Bauman

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!