Jacobsma, a master jeweler, has served the Sioux City area for more than 30 years. He majored in art at the University of Northern Iowa, where he became interested in jewelry and took classes on the subject. He said the most of his jewelry design and repair skills were self-taught and gained while apprenticing. A full-service jewelry store, Jacobsma Jewelry specializes in custom work, bridal jewelry, one-of-a-kind pieces, and repair of jewelry.
Jacobsma takes pride that 95 percent of the work of designing and repairing jewelry is done in-store. “I love working with jewelry because it’s all unique and I love seeing the customers’ satisfied and happy reaction when they look at it. I also enjoy being personally involved in creating a one-of-a-kind piece,” he said.