About Us

Hello!  We're the faces behind The Gem Cottage...Lauren Dean and Karen Manske.  To say that both of us are jewelry lovers, would be an understatement.  We don't just love jewelry...we live jewelry!!  We love looking at it, we love talking about it, we love creating it, we love sharing it and we love how it makes us feel when we find that special piece that we know we'll love for a lifetime.  So in January of 2022, we decided to take the leap and start our own small business. But here's the really cool thing....we're not just business partners, we're aunt & niece! We feel blessed that we get to work with "family" and that we can now share our passion with you...our new friends. We're starting small but have big plans to bring you a variety of pieces we think you'll love. We'll be creating and buying pieces daily so please come back to The Cottage frequently to see what's new.  If you follow us on Instagram, you'll be the first to see some of our newest treasures!