Appleton (920) 734-1858 Oshkosh (920) 231-0462

About Tennie’s Jewelry

August Frisch purchased the business after Carl Tennie passed away in the early 1960′s and sold the business to his son Brian in 1992. Brian and his wife Karen opened a second location at 523 Main Street in Oshkosh (the former Russ Kenyon Jewelers site) in 1993. They have now welcomed their daughter, Rebecca, into the business.

Our friendly professional staff combines over 225 years of experience in the jewelry business and catering to the needs of our customers has become one of our trademarks. We believe in offering only the jewelry which we ourselves would love to wear, and at a price that we would be willing to spend.

We are a full service jewelry store, with four bench jewelers on site to provide fast, reasonably priced, high quality service from a simple watch battery replacement to custom design, restoration, and appraisals. Estimates, cleaning and inspections are always free at Tennies.

We want to be your personal jeweler, and give you our assurance that your total satisfaction is our most important goal. Let Tennies Jewelry help you celebrate the special moments in your life, and create the heirlooms for your next generation to treasure.

 

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Brian Frisch

Most likely to be seen at the Appleton location
39 years of Jewelry Experience

I started working with my parents Edith and August Frisch upon graduating from high school in 1977 and attended Stubies School of Jewelry Repair and Manufacturing in 1977. In 1985, I received my Gemological Diploma for Diamond Grading from the Gemological Institute of America. I purchased the Appleton store from my parents in February of 1992 and opened the Oshkosh location in 1993. My wife Karen and I have welcomed our daughter, Rebecca, into the family business in 2002.

I enjoy all of the relationships with our customers, both old and new. We will provide friendly and honest service to all for many years to come.

 

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Karen Frisch

Most likely to be seen at the Appleton location
35 years of Jewelry Experience

I married my husband Brian Frisch in 1979 and was welcomed into the family business in 1981. I learned the retail jewelry business working in the store with my husband and my in-laws, August and Edith Frisch. The family business has grown immensely in the 31 years I have been here, the most notable was the purchase of a second store in Oshkosh in 1993.

I have met many friends and loyal customers through the years and we enjoy getting to know each and every one of them. I look forward to serving all of our customers for many more years to come.

 

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REBECCA FRISCH-JUEDES

Most likely to be seen at both locations
14 years of Jewelry Experience

I am the third generation of the Frisch family to work at Tennies Jewelry. I started working part time for my parents after high school graduation in 2002. In 2004, I earned a Marketing degree from Fox Valley Technical College and completed a course in goldsmithing and stone setting.

I graduated from the Bench Tech program at Texas Institute of Jewelry Technology in Paris, Texas and became a JA Certified Bench Jeweler in 2005. In summer of 2011 I received my GIA Diamond Grading certificate. I now work in both stores full time doing repairs, restringing, displays, bookkeeping and sales.

I really enjoy working with my family and getting to know all of our customers.

 

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PEGGY FRANZMEIER

Most likely to be seen at the Appleton location
47 years of Jewelry Experience

My career in jewelry began with my very first job working for an independent jeweler when I was still in high school. I learned a lot of my basic skills in customer service, jewelry repair, ring sizing, restringing, and engraving. I then attended and graduated from Milwaukee Area Technical College – Milwaukee’s watchmaking program where I had also studied jewelry fabrication, repair, and casting. While attending college, I worked in the repair department of a major department store and in a wholesale jewelry supply house. Upon graduation, I served a one year apprenticeship and then passed the state board exam, becoming one of the few women licensed watchmakers in the state and a Certified Master Watchmaker. I continue to hone my skills through industry programs, seminars, conventions and trade journals.

At Tennies, I enjoy working with customers, appraisals, restringing, watch and jewelry repair, special orders, bookkeeping, window displays, engraving, and anything else I can do to make sure our customer’s experience here is a pleasant one.

 

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ROBERT TYLER

Most likely to be seen at the Appleton location
15 years of Jewelry Experience

I attended Northeast Wisconsin Technical College from 1999 to 2000 and received a technical degree in Jewelry Repair and Fabrication. I also received a Certified Bench Jeweler Technician certificate from Jewelers of America. I attend seminars annually to stay on top of all the latest techniques, tools and technology available. In the summer of 2011 I received my GIA Diamond Grading certificate.

I like working with jewelry, whether it be repairing and restoring, or designing and fabricating new pieces. I enjoy working with all of our customers on a one-on-one basis.

 

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AMY KOPISCHKE

Most likely to be seen at the Oshkosh location
29 years of Jewelry Experience

I began my jewelry career in 1987 as a sales associate for a chain store. In 1993, I started working at Tennies Jewelry of Appleton and trained under Brian & Karen and August & Edith Frisch to manage the Oshkosh location that opened later that year. At this time, I also studied the Gemological Institute of America’s Diamond course.

My duties at Tennies include sales, bookkeeping, pearl stringing, displays and overseeing the day to day operations at the Oshkosh location.

 

 

 



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LOCATIONS

DOWNTOWN APPLETON

208 E. COLLEGE AVENUE
APPLETON, WI 54911
920.734.1858
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MONDAY – FRIDAY:
10AM TO 6PM
SATURDAY:
10AM TO 2PM

DOWNTOWN OSHKOSH

523 N. MAIN ST.
OSHKOSH WI, 54901
920.231.0462
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MONDAY:
CLOSED
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10AM TO 6PM
SATURDAY:
10AM TO 2PM