• Posted Apr 2, 2017

locally owned by Chris, an avid cyclist, and has been since 1980. Christopher’s has been the trusted, local source for beautiful diamonds, unique jewelry and rare coins.

Please welcome Christopher’s Fine Jewelry as BIKEIOWA's newest sponsor

The Biking Background of Chris Seuntjens (Owner of Christopher’s Fine Jewelry & Rare Coins)

As you can see by the photos, Chris has been an avid cyclist since the mid 1970's!

The "early" picture is Chris getting ready to leave Council Bluffs on Ragbrai 2 in 1974. He was only 15 years old. Chris and his friend Owen embarked on their first major bike ride across Iowa un-supervised!His parents hugged him goodbye and said, "see you in a week". They ended up in Dubuque at Chris’s Grandpa's house 7 days later. They had a great time, but did not ride Ragbrai again until 1999 - with the same bike!

The charity ride picture is Chris with a nun and some students at Danbury Catholic in Danbury, Iowa. For several years, he would take 2 days to ride from Waukee to Danbury to raise money for the school. Danbury Catholic has grades 1- 5 and has a total of only about 35 students. The school is kept open by nothing but donations. Danbury's total population is only about 350 people.

The picture of Chris in blue with his bike is a recent Ragbrai picture. Besides the 1974 Ragbrai, he has ridden every Ragbrai from 1999 to present.

About Christopher’s Fine Jewelry and Rare Coins

At Christopher’s Fine Jewelry, it’s not just about helping you select that perfect piece –it’s about creating lasting memories.

Christopher's Fine Jewelry is locally ownedand has been since 1980.Christopher’s has been the trusted, local source for beautiful diamonds, unique jewelry and rare coins. Our philosophy has always been a simple one. We ensure that our valued customers receive the finest crafted jewelry and highest quality diamonds that Des Moines has to offer, at a fair and competitive price. You’ll find all of this and more at Christopher’s Fine Jewelry.

Why Christopher's?

We know that you have many options available when purchasing diamonds, jewelry and engagement settings. Christopher’s takes pride in being one of the few locally owned stores with a long history of offering top-quality pieces at a fair price.

Our customers are also our friends, and we want you to be a friend for life! You won’t find this type of relationship with the big box retailers or online superstores.

In addition to a large selection of beautiful pieces, Christopher’s also offers:

  • Custom design and remounting
  • Free prong and stone inspection
  • Free ultrasonic cleaning
  • Lifetime warranty against manufacturing defects on new jewelry
  • Guaranteed repair service takes 3-5 business days or less
  • Layaway on in-stock items for six months, no interest, 20% down
  • Financing for six months, no interest
  • Used jewelry buying and trading
  • Three-year warranty and free replacement batteries for life on all Seiko watches
  • Everyday best pricing so you don’t have to wait for a sale
  • No high-pressure, commissioned salespeople

We look forward to seeing you at Christopher’s soon!


Christopher’s Fine Jewelry
3427 Merle Hay Road
Des Moines, IA 50310

Phone: (515) 251-4031



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