The Bremer Jewelry family in Peoria and Bloomington

The Family at Bremer Jewelry

You hear it in our advertising, you see it on our website… but when we say “family”, we really mean it. Not only is Bremer Jewelry family owned, but our leaders Craig and Ronda have together led for over 10 years. Their only daughter, Ashley joined us after graduating from college. She then married Brad and he too, joined the Bremer team. The 33 of us make up one of the loudest, fun-loving, dynamic families you’ll ever meet. We invite you to join us as we continue to create and preserve memories throughout Central Illinois.

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Ronda

Owner, President, and CEO

Favorite Bremer memory: The day we showed Ernie his name in 3 foot letters and told us how proud he was to have us carrying on his legacy. He said he never thought he would see his name in BIG lights!
Three words to describe me are passionate, loving, and positive.
Why do I love my job? I have an opportunity to mentor young people and make a difference in their lives.
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Craig

Executive Vice President and COO

Why do I love my job? Working with my immediate and extended family to help our guests create and preserve memories.  What we do matters to so many people!
Favorite Bremer memory? One of my favorite Bremer memories was on Saturday, September 13, 2008 when more than 3 inches of rain fell on Central Illinois allowing seven couples to win our Pray for Rain promotion. This day still holds the record for the most Pray for Rain winners in a single day!
Three words to describe me are accountability, integrity, and passion.
 
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Ashley

Marketing Coordinator

My favorite jewelry designer is Forevermark. Whether it’s a fashion piece or an engagement ring, Forevermark diamonds are beautiful, rare, and responsibly sourced. That inscription on the top of the diamond is so cool!
Three words to describe myself are goofy, genuine, and energetic.
What does Bremer Jewelry mean to me? It means a place where I get to make a difference in my family’s life and in the lives of others. It’s a place for me to bring happiness my co-workers and the guests walking through the door.
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Brad S.

Part Time Jewelry Consultant

Why do you love your job? I love working with my guests to find the perfect piece of jewelry that will represent the most joyous moments of their life!
Three words to describe you. Consistent, energetic, empathetic.
A fun fact not many people know about you.. I met my wife for the first time at Bremer Jewelry and now I get to work with her and my family when I’m not selling advertising at News 25.
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Anouk

Jewelry Consultant – Peoria

Three words to describe me are passionate, inquisitive, and big-hearted.
Why do I love my job? I get to be a part of people’s most exciting life moments.
Favorite Bremer memory: Our annual Christmas Eve breakfast!
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Ashley E.

Fashion Jewelry Consultant – Peoria

Fun fact about me: I love my cats – they are my life!
Favorite line of jewelry: PANDORA! PANDORA! PANDORA!
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Brad L.

Assistant Sales Manager – Bloomington-Normal

Go to piece of jewelry: Hearts On Fire Fulfillment Pendant
Why do I love my job? I love the family aspect and that it is a happy job. I’m always looking forward to what’s around the corner!
Three words to describe me are fun, honest, and compassionate.
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Christina

Jewelry Consultant – Bloomington-Normal

Favorite Bremer memory: My first holiday party featuring Simon G. It was amazing!
Why do I love my job? I get to help our guests create memories that will last a lifetime.
Fun fact not many people know about me: I am the middle child of five siblings.
 
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Courtney

Fashion Jewelry Consultant – Peoria

When I’m not at work you can find me… outdoors! I love camping and 4-wheeling!
My favorite part of working at Bremer… organizing the PANDORA display. 
 
 
 
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David

Store Manager – Bloomington-Normal

Three words to describe me are honest, hard-working, and loyal.
Fun fact not many people know about me: I ran a half marathon through the hills of Iwakuni, Japan in a red dress.
What does Bremer Jewelry mean to me? A commitment to total customer experience.
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Kevin

Jewelry Consultant, Registered Jeweler, AGS – Peoria

Favorite Bremer memory: Scuba-diving the Atocha shipwreck in Key West, Florida and bringing back treasures to showcase at our store.
When I’m not a work, you can find me… woodcarving or lake fishing.
What would my superpower be? Invisibility, so I could watch my guests open their gifts!
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Mark

Jewelry Consultant – Bloomington-Normal

A fun fact not many people know about you: I performed three concerts in Italy.
Favorite Bremer memory: Selling my first engagement ring to the son of one of my high school friends.
Go to piece of jewelry? Any piece of Forevermark jewelry because it’s going to be beautiful, rare, and responsibly sourced. They track each diamond from the mine it was unearthed from all the way to your finger.
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Megan

Jewelry Consultant – Peoria

What would my superpower be? The power to heal.
When I’m not at work you can find me… hiking, fishing, or at the gym.
Why do I love my job? I love making a difference in people’s lives and Bremer allows me to do just that. Plus, the excitement and joy that my guests have when they find the perfect ring or gift… never gets old!
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Michelle

Store Manager – Peoria

Why do you love your job? I love being apart of our guests’ life experiences and celebrating their moments.  It is such an honor to help select the perfect jewelry for their special moments.
Favorite Bremer memory? My favorite memory so far is when I was able to attend my first community involvement event, Passage to India. Our family participates in at least 60 events a year to help raise money for charities in our community. It was exciting to be apart of the over 1 million dollars raised for Easter Seals that night.
When I’m not at work you can find me… Spending time with family or throwing darts.
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Vanessa

Jewelry Consultant – Peoria

A fun fact not many people know about me… I am a published author working on my second book right now!
My favorite designer is Simon G. I love his use of color and all the intricate details in his designs.
When I’m not making dreams come true at Bremer Jewelry you can find me at home with my two boys and husband, snuggling with my two fur babies.
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Aaron

Service Coordinator

What does Bremer Jewelry mean to you? Bremer is who I trusted 11 years ago when purchasing my engagement ring. Now, it’s the family I look forward to working with every day.
When I’m not at work you can find me… swimming, biking, and running.
Fun fact not many people know about me: I am a Star Wars fan-boy.
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AJ

Goldsmith

Why do I love my job? I get to work with my hands and my mind. Every day brings a new challenge or learning opportunity.
Fun fact not many people know about me: For 17 consecutive years I portrayed the toy soldier known as FOLEPI at the front of the East Peoria Festival of Lights Parade. Now my son Mason is wearing the uniform.
Years in the jewelry industry? Since 1993
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Dee

Service Coordinator Supervisor

What would my superpower be? Making everyone’s dreams come true.
My favorite jewelry designer is ELLE because they come out with fun, new designs that I always enjoy, like the “Essence” Collection.
Favorite Bremer memory? One Christmas Eve day, we had a snowball fight in the store!
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Elizabeth

Service Coordinator

My favorite jewelry designer is A. Jaffe because of their quality, craftsmanship, and variety of designs.
Fun fact not many people know about me: I have been taking dance classes since I was four and still do today.
What does Bremer Jewelry mean to you? Family, because not only are all the employees like family, but we treat everyone that walks through the door like family.
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Eric

Goldsmith

Three words to describe me are passionate, responsible, and a perfectionist.
Why do I love my job? I love giving life to pieces of jewelry that have been passed down from generation to generation.
Favorite Bremer memory: A deaf gentleman visited us, looking for an engagement ring. Knowing sign language, I was able to ask what he was looking for and explain  how we could make it happen. He felt glad realizing he didn’t have to write anything down. I ended up custom making him exactly what he was looking for!
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Jennifer

Service Coordinator

Fun fact not many people know about me: I love singing karaoke!
Favorite Bremer memory: A couple came in with a damaged wedding band that had been down the garbage disposal. They wanted to buy a new one, but we wanted to fix it for them. Our goldsmiths made it like new, while they waited!
What does Bremer Jewelry mean to me? Being part of a family that goes beyond the normal standards to make sure everyone enjoys the experience of being at our store.
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Kirk

Goldsmith

What would my superpower be? Flying
Years in the jewelry industry? Since 1984
Why do I love my job? Even after 30 years in the business, I seem to learn something every day.
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Randy

Goldsmith

Fun fact not many people know about me: I have a black belt in Wado Ryu.
What does Bremer Jewelry mean to you? A fun place to work!
What would my superpower be? Mind Control
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Tim

Service Coordinator

What does Bremer Jewelry mean to you? Celebrating life.
Fun fact not many people know about me: I have an arrow signed by Ted Nugent.
Why do I love my job? I work with great people who are a lot of fun and make my work enjoyable.
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Ben

IT Manager

Three words to describe me are inquisitive, persistent, and happy.
Why do I love my job?I love my job because every day I get to work with the most passionate, intelligent, creative, fun people I’ve ever met.
What would my superpower be? The ability to time travel.
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Claudia

Special Orders Coordinator

When I’m not at work you can find me… spending time with my 3-year-old son doing anything outdoors. We love camping, fishing and hiking.
Your favorite jewelry designer? I love the meaning behind the ELLE fashion line because each piece has the ruby trademark that symbolizes a woman’s inner strength and beauty.
Why do you love your job? I truly feel like people make the place and I love the work environment that we have here!
 
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Debbie

Bookkeeper

What does Bremer Jewelry mean to you? Family, team, extraordinary employees, and beautiful stores.
Favorite Bremer Jewelry memory? The holiday party when it snowed over 12 inches and our guests just kept coming in the door! We have such great guests.
Go to piece of jewelry? Anything with a Forevermark diamond… someday, I will have my own.
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Josh

Financial Manager

Fun fact not many people know about me: I like being a practical joker.
Why do I love my job? I believe strongly in what we do at Bremer. I also work with some of the most talented and generous people.
What does Bremer Jewelry mean to me? Building strong relationships, making dreams come true, and opportunity for personal growth.
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Justin

Director of Operations

My favorite jewelry designers are the goldsmiths at Bremer Jewelry.
Fun fact not many people know about me: I am the father of four beautiful daughters.
When I am not at work, you can find me… still working.

 

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Mallary

Retail Jewelry Buyer

What does “Bremer Jewelry” mean to me? Bremer is the kind of place that people dream of working at. It’s a way of providing for my family and having a blast while doing it!
Three words to describe me are personable, energetic, and blessed.
Go to piece of jewelry? Our Forevermark “Dagger” necklace. It’s fun, sexy, and the diamond is rare and responsibly sourced.
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Melissa

Inventory Manager

Go to piece of jewelry: Our Forevermark “Dagger” necklace
Three words to describe me are passionate, positive, and nurturing.
Why do I love my job? I have my dream job. It is a challenging and always evolving position that I feel is a privilege more than a job.
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Nate

Certified Diamond Buyer and Appraiser

What does “Bremer Jewelry” mean to me? Family, home, and opportunity.
When I’m not at work you can find me… on the ice, coaching youth hockey.
Years in the jewelry industry? Since 1996
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Shelley

Inventory Clerk

Go to piece of jewelry: Hearts On Fire Fulfillment Necklace
Three words to describe me are professional, competitive, and honest.
What does Bremer Jewelry mean to me? A trusted family jewelry store helping people celebrate life’s moments.