“Working with clients one on one is truly a dream come true. I love my job!”

-Julie Schwalbe

Julie Schwalbe is a Graduate Gemologist with almost two decades of experience in the jewelry industry. Her accreditations, certifications, and degree in Retail Management from Purdue University provide the depth of knowledge that’s needed to weave fashion trends into the perfect design.

But education isn’t everything. To be a true artist, you need an unwavering passion as well as a commitment to honesty and integrity. Julie isn’t selling “jewelry”. She’s crafting your story in every single piece of jewelry that she selects or designs for you.

Degrees & Diplomas

  • Bachelor of Science in Retail Management from Purdue University
  • Graduate Gemologist Diploma from the Gemological Institute of America (GIA)
  • Accredited Jewelry Professional from GIA


  • Member of the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) Alumni Association
  • Past Board Member of the Women’s Jewelry Association (WJA)
  • Listed with the Jewelers Board of Trade


  • Winner of WJA’s Shining Star Award
  • Winner of WJA’s Woman Making a Difference Award

Custom-Crafted Designs

Julie applies her skills and talents to creating original designs from the most unusual and finest quality gemstones available. She works with highly-trained master fabricators here in the USA to bring life to your story in a piece that stands the test of time.    

Through one-on-one consultations, and the latest technology, including CAD design and 3D printers, she can capture your vision, specifications, and interests and turn them into a stunning work of art that’s uniquely yours.

Wide Selection

Prefer to pick a catalog piece? That’s no problem. Julie will help identify the common thread that’s interleaved within your love story to present the finest options to suit your style and budget.

No Overhead

What Julie doesn’t have that other jewelers do is overhead. There’s no storefront, no sales staff, and no utility bill mark ups in her jewelry prices. Through the years she’s developed relationships that allow her to get the best prices on the finest pieces and deliver those savings directly to you. Don’t pay for what you don’t need.

Concierge Service

Julie is ready to help you select a gift for someone special, choose engagement and wedding rings, select wedding day jewelry, or design earrings or a bracelet that is custom-made specifically for you. Forever Facets is centered around you. Schedule your personal consultation today.