Crown Jewelry and Time is a family-owned and operated business based out of Elk River, MN that specializes in evaluating and purchasing pre-owned jewelry, coins, diamonds, watches and various other collectibles. Comprised of the father-and-son partnership between Dusty and Ryan Beam, who’ve worked side by side for the last 12 years, CJT has a deeply-rooted sense of family values that they extend upon any client they have the privilege of conducting business with.
Dusty, from a young age, had a fierce interest for anything collectible. He’d trade bottle caps for baseball cards and cards for coins; always making a deal. He eventually shaped his hobby into a business model and has been self-employed ever since. Being one of the first Midwestern “traveling buyers” in the 1980s, he’s accumulated a vast knowledge base (and stories!) that he can utilize in evaluating almost any estate presented to him. Being a numismatist, diamond grader and vintage jewelry enthusiast for decades makes Dusty a well-rounded expert in a variety of fields.
Ryan joined the family business in 2008, traveling alongside Pops town to town and state to state during their traveling buy events. Adding ISG and GIA credentials to his resumé, Ryan has performed over 4,500 appraisals to date for consumers, dozens of dealers pre and post-sale and for various Minnesota-based jewelers. Also, a recognized horologist and watch dealer, Ryan is the go-to for many consumers and dealers alike whether selling, buying, appraising or servicing a pre-owned watch.
Through the years, the pair have handled and purchased a mind-boggling volume of items of all descriptions; gaining expertise every step of the way. 2016 saw their first brick-and-mortar location in Wayzata, MN where they continued to purchase valuables from estates and dealers alike all while adding and refining full watch and jewelry services, insurance appraisal services and took a firm grasp on the local pre-owned watch market. 2020 was a year of evolution and growth. A wonderful symbiotic business relationship blossomed further with the long-standing Thurber Jewelers of Elk River, MN where CJT would eventually office from. This arrangement granted
CJT the ability to offer their services to the Elk River community and, also, become available to travel within the Twin Cities and out-of-state towns once again in service of additional communities.
“We’ve found, over time, that the best business is honest business. Treat everyone like family and all parties walk away with a good deal and recommend future business to you. It’s about the long-term relationship.”
-Dusty Beam, Co-Owner Crown Jewelry and Time
Crown Jewelry and Time specializes in a variety of services including, but not limited to:
Evaluating and purchasing full or partial estates – All jewelry, coins, diamonds and watches. Pocket Watches, Paper Currency including Silver Certificates, US Notes, National Currency, Gold Certificates, Large-size notes, $500/$1000 bills, 1950s and earlier Militaria, 1950s and earlier Sports Trading Cards, Vintage costume jewelry, Fountain pens, Vintage mechanical banks, 1920s post cards, Autographs, Vintage toys and more.
Buying, Selling and Servicing Watches – Primarily Rolex, Omega, Tudor, Breitling, IWC and other luxury/mid-luxury brands. Any and all modern mechanical and quartz watches. Vintage watches of all descriptions. Tailored restoration options available on specific vintage timepieces. Will curate specific watches to clients via appointment.
Performing Insurance Appraisals – Jewelry and Watches. GIA and ISG accredited.
"We're pleased to meet you!" - Dusty and Ryan Beam, Crown Jewelry and Time