Colorado Springs' Premier Jewelry Store
Since opening our doors in 1988, Johannes Hunter Jewelers has been Colorado Springs’ premier jewelry store. Located in University Village Colorado Shopping Center in the shadow of Pikes Peak and neighboring the breathtaking Garden of the Gods, our inviting store reflects sophistication and style.
From the roots of the business selling Native American jewelry on the side of the road in Montana, to reaching the prestigious level as Colorado’s Most Discerning Jeweler, Johannes Hunter takes the jewelry business seriously. We cherish the relationships we develop with our clients, and we are committed to providing the finest jewels and most professional, knowledgeable service possible. We hold dear the principle of a family owned and operated business – consequently we treat our clients like family.
It has been a wild ride down a sometimes meandering path that has gotten us to where we are today. Take a look below at our “adventure” – we hope you enjoy the story!
Please do stop by to shop our carefully curated collections of fine and fashion jewelry, or simply come in to say hello — everyone is welcome!
An important component of Johannes Hunter Jewelers is giving back to the community that has given so much to us. Over the years we have focused our philanthropy on causes benefiting women, children and the arts. These investments include time and board memberships, significant charity auction items and cash contributions. Following is a partial list of our favorite causes.
- Care and Share
- Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
- Children’s Literacy Center
- Children’s Advocacy Center
- Newborn Hope
- Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA)
- Girl Scouts of America
- Safe Passages
- Colorado Springs School
- CS Down Syndrome Association
- Junior League
- Silver Key
- Susan G Komen Foundation
- Fine Arts Center
- Colorado Springs Philharmonic
- Colorado Springs Dance Theater
As of 2017, Robin has attained primary ownership of the family business. Linda, Robin and Brenda can all still be found in the store, doing what they do best. We are proud of our business and proud to be Colorado Springs’ premier jewelry store. We continue to genuinely enjoy serving our clients and our community!
For 23 years, JHJ thrives in downtown Colorado Springs. With that success, the store requires yet another expansion. In November, we move to a larger facility in University Village Colorado shopping center. With the growth of Colorado Springs, the new location is centrally located, and right down the street from the United States Air Force Academy.
Glenn Hunter leaves Johannes Hunter Jewelers to open Glenn’s Jewelry and Loan at Palmer Park and Academy Blvd.
Linda’s oldest daughter, Brenda Boyd, joins the company, expanding upon the principle of a family-owned and operated store. Brenda also has many years of experience in the jewelry business and is a vital contributor.
Johannes Hunter Jewelers doubles the size of the store as we continue to establish ourselves as Colorado Springs premier jewelers.
JHJ grows by leaps and bounds —Robin Johannes, Linda’s daughter, joins the business. Robin already has years of experience in the jewelry industry, managing the Coeur D’Alene store until it sells and then working at LaVake Jewelers in Princeton, New Jersey. So her move to join Linda and Glenn is fitting.
In a quest for more sunshine and a larger market, the couple closes the Sandpoint store, sells the Coeur d’Alene store and moves to Colorado Springs to open a fresh, new jewelry store – Johannes Hunter Jewelers.
The Coeur d’Alene business prospers and Linda & Glenn open a second location in nearby Sandpoint, Idaho.
In 1980, Linda and her partner dissolve Lone Mountain Jewelry and Linda moves to Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. There she opens a tiny downstairs shop, Johannes and Company. Linda soon meets and marries Glenn Hunter. But their partnership is not only romantic — they also become business partners, as Glenn has many years of experience in the traditional jewelry business.
Linda and a partner open Lone Mountain Jewelry in downtown Bozeman. Lone Mountain grows with the development of the Native American jewelry craze and starts supplying Native American jewelry to concessions in Yellowstone National Park. As the craze fades in the late 70’s, Lone Mountain adds diamonds and gold to the store inventory and Linda begins taking GIA courses to learn the technical aspects of the fine jewelry business.
Linda Johannes, a single mother, begins selling turquoise and sterling silver Native American jewelry on the side of the road in Montana.
Johannes Hunter Jewelers in Colorado Springs has been a member of the American Gem Society since 1996. The American Gem Society requires the highest standards of ethics in the industry and requires ongoing education to gain and maintain membership. Our membership is your guarantee that you’re working with jewelry professionals of the highest integrity. Johannes Hunter Jewelers is also a member of Jewelers of America, an advocate for professionalism and high social, ethical and environmental standards in the jewelry trade.
Johannes Hunter Jewelers is an active supporter of the arts and charities throughout the community. We were named Best Jeweler by the Colorado Springs Business Journal in 2004 and Best of the Best by Colorado Springs Style in 2007 and 2011. We were also awarded a Top 50 Retailer Store in the Jewelry Industry in 2012.
Today, Johannes Hunter Jewelers' staff includes two gemologists (GIA), one of whom is also a Registered Jeweler with the American Gem Society. All sales associates pursue continuing education to keep up-to-date on style and business trends as well as industry technical information to better assist each customer.
Our on-site goldsmith is a fifteen year veteran of the jewelry industry and has completed his GIA diamond course. He holds a distinguished certification as a laser welding technician and his bench jeweler’s certification from Jewelers of America.
American Gem Society: www.ags.org
Jewelers of America: www.jewelers.org
American Gem Trade Association: www.agta.org