Jannie Bean’s Heartfelt Gems

“The real purpose for my being here is to love the person who comes in that door,” says Jannie, who fell into the jewelry manufacturing business as a college student. While studying art at the University of Minnesota, she found a part-time job at a local jewelry shop. She continued to work for the jeweler long past graduation and purchased the business when she turned 39. After she and her husband, Tom, moved to Highlands in 2016 for a dramatic change of scenery, she opened the current location.

From engagement rings to necklaces to belt buckles, Jannie starts from scratch with most of her pieces, and nearly all of her designs are one-of-a-kind.