Forgiven Jewelry is for Christians on the Go! All the photos and the jewelry you see is our design. We use our God given talent to witness when words are hard to find. We are a husband and wife artistic team of Bill and Jill. Bill and Jill met in Berta Egans art class at Field High School sometime in the 1980s. We instantly had an attraction to one another, but remained friends until 1991 when we decided to get married. No courtship, no dating it was simply friends, and then marriage. After high school we both pursued art in college Bill has a degree from the Art Institute of Ft Lauderdale in Florida, and Jill has a degree in Studio Art from Kent State University in Kent Ohio.
In 1993 after we both rededicated our lives to Jesus Christ, we prayed and asked God to use our artist talents to honor Him. He didnt waste any time answering our prayers. We met a man at our church named Don Ebie who owned a Christian wholesale company Act Now that sold bookmarks and pocket cards to Christian Bookstores all over the United States. Christian jewelry was born because he thought that the handmade cross necklaces and angel seashell brooches that we were making had appeal and wanted to try selling them. Through Don Ebie and his wife Donna, we learned how to build a wholesale business for Christian jewelry.
For years we used to spend our summers traveling the USA and selling our Christian jewelry at Christian music festivals. It was great connecting with people of all ages and hearing first hand what they thought of Forgiven Jewelry. It was at these festivals talking with people that we learned how powerful the impact of wearing christian jewelry could be in their lives. We heard countless stories of encouragement, hope, salvation, forgiveness, strength, and shattering of strongholds all from a piece of jewelry.
So, for 20+ years weve taken seriously the ministry behind the Christian jewelry business. We feel led by the Holy Spirit to create unique, trendy Christian jewelry items that we hope people will wear to spark conversation, proclaim their salvation, encourage and build their faith, and serve as reminders to remain pure and holy. We are humbled by the fact that God uses us to help spread the Good News one piece of Christian jewelryat a time!