A Bit About US
Crown Jewelry and Time is a family-owned and operated business based out of Maple Grove, 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 since 2008, 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 now-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 5,000 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. CJT closed their Wayzata doors and officed within a long-standing jewelry store in Elk River, MN. This allowed CJT to adapt and adjust to the fast-moving markets, further honing their Rolex, diamond and preowned jewelry retail capabilities.
In May 2021 they parted ways with Elk River and reopened their standalone offices in Maple Grove, MN. Centrally-located and accessible to the greater Twin Cities area CJT is poised to make a splash in the preowned watch market and facilitate estate liquidation needs large or small.
“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.”
-Dusty Beam, Co-Owner Crown Jewelry and Time
1988 - Dusty opens shop
2016 - Wayzata shop opens
2021 - Maple Grove office opens
2008 - Ryan joins the company
2020 - Elk River office opens
Dusty begins traveling town to town, buying pre-owned jewelry, watches, diamonds and coins.
Ryan enters the fold and the pair eventually become partners in 2014. Millions of dollars pass through their hands while traveling and buying.
CJT buys AAA Watches in Wayzata, MN beginning retail, watch and jewelry repair and all that accompanies a retail shop
Wayzata location closes, CJT refines their business model further and moves into a local Elk River jeweler's shop. Focus shifts to wholesale
Centrally-located offices in Maple Grove are opened to optimize the MN-based market potential.