Our Story of Treasures of Sea and Earth


Jolene Morgan was  born and raised in Bismarck. When she turned 50, she decided to make a career change. She wanted to do something for fun, something she really enjoyed. She had always loved rocks, shells, and semi-precious stones. They had been her hobby, but they were soon to become much more.

In 1986, Jolene finally made her move.  She left teaching and began to design & assemble semi-precious stone Jewelry at her home. She then went on the road & sold her creations to jewelry stores in a 3-state area. Life on the road was expensive. When a girlfriend told her that she had space available in her shop on Main, Jolene looked it over. She found the space to be small, cozy, & affordable. With a very limited budget, Treasures of Sea & Earth was born on July 7, 1988.

She carries many unique items that would delight any shopper. The inventory includes semi-precious stone jewelry designed primarily by Jolene, the largest selection of seashells in the greater upper Midwest, and a rock shop that includes polished and rough crystals, agates, flint, minerals, and metaphysical stones for the collector and new-ager.

Not to be forgotten are the many beads of all kinds that are also part of the inventory. In fact, we are the largest bead shop in all of North Dakota!

Jolene also creates the majority of the crafts displayed on her walls. Seashell creations for that, at the beach touch.

Jolene has been an avid rock and sea shell collector since childhood. She got her daughters hooked on rocks when they were little, and now they share her passion for stones, and her daughter works with her in the store.

Manager, Brenda Morgan (Daughter), has been designing and making jewelry for the last 26 years. She came back to Bismarck in 2002  after living in the South and Florida for 25 years.

Additionally, in 2011,  Treasures entered into the metaphysical area as well. We have also hosted an intuitive reader for a couple of gallery readings, and we have Tarot Readers at least 2 readers a month. We also attend and promote the  Psychic fairs that are here in Bismarck.

Treasures of Sea & Earth has been in the downtown area for the past 20 years and when  Jolene decided to semi-retire, we found a new shop a bit smaller and easier to manage. Treasures has scaled down a bit and has been taken over by her daughter Brenda. Treasures of Sea and Earth  moved to their new location at 609 Memorial Highway in July of 2008.

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