Owner, Master Faceter, Graduate Gemologist
Jennifer Farnes was born, raised, and attended college in Montana. As a child, her brothers would take her adventuring into the mountains in search of rocks, fossils, and crystals. From sapphire hunting and digging for garnets, to panning for gold and collecting minerals, her love of the outdoors and rock-hounding never subsided. In 2003 she accepted an opportunity to learn the art of stone faceting, which expanded her love of rocks into a new career. She is a full-time Master Faceter, providing custom gemstone cutting and lapidary services to jewelers across the country. She has continued her education in the jewelry industry by receiving recognition as a Graduate Gemologist. Jennifer is the heart and soul of Revolution Jewelry Works and provides expertise in all aspects of custom jewelry design.
Master Jeweler, Shop Manager, Resident Canary
Janelle McNeil is a native of Colorado and is a third-generation jeweler. She grew up in her grandparents and parents’ jewelry stores apprenticing under her mother. In 2005, Janelle began working as a professional jeweler performing repairs for different companies around Colorado. She joined Revolution Jewelry Works in 2014 to further pursue her real passion of custom jewelry design. She likes trying new setting techniques and incorporating different types of mediums. Her goal is to create jewelry in Colorado Springs that makes a statement or at least starts a conversation. You can also purchase her personal designs at Revolution Jewelry Works from her “Nell Marie” design collection.
Showroom Manager, Custom Specialist, Outdoor Enthusiast
Manufacturing Director, Custom Designer, Graduate Gemologist
Kelly was born and raised in Fort Myers, Florida where she started her own jewelry business creating wire & beadwork designs. Pursuing her passion for jewelry, Kelly was excited to be accepted into the Tyler School of Art at Temple University in Philadelphia, one of the leading art schools for Metals, Jewelry, and CAD-CAM. After graduating with a BFA, she returned to Florida where she began working for a small, high-tech, full custom jewelry store. Kelly was able to expand her knowledge and assist with manufacturing while with their team for five years. She then pursued Gemology in San Diego, California where she got her Graduate Gemology degree from GIA. In 2020, Kelly moved to Colorado and joined the Revolution team; and is excited to be back on the design and production side of the business. Her favorite part of the job is bringing designs to life and making pieces of jewelry that clients have always wanted but could never find!
Marie Jo “MJ” Panganiban
Custom Specialist, Repair Liaison, Foodie
Jeweler, Repair Liaison, Girl Friday
Jeweler, Us Navy Veteran, Nature-Lover
A native Houstonian and 5th generation jeweler, Chris grew up learning the trade at his father’s bench very early. Even during high school, he spent the summers apprenticing at his dad’s jewelry shop. After graduation, Chris enlisted in the US Navy and proudly served 4 ½ years. Chris sailed the world during his time in the Navy, visiting many countries. During this time, he developed the desire to travel and learn about other cultures and gain a passion for photography. Once his enlistment was over, he returned to Houston and returned to working with his dad, venturing out on his own as a private jeweler in 2009. Chris loves being out in nature; mainly hiking and cycling, so he knew it was time to find a better playground. Chris moved to Colorado Springs specifically to join the Revolution Jewelry Works family. He could not think of a better place for that perfect work-life balance! He is excited to be part of RJW’s talented team and to grow his skill sets by learning the custom side of the business.
Jeweler, Artist, Cat Lady
Showroom Specialist, Custom Consultant, Hippie
Jeweler, Go-Kart Junkie, Cat Dad
Armondo, a Colorado Native, was born and raised in Aurora as the middle kid between his 2 sisters. His father is a restaurant general manager and his mother works in loan underwriting; yet his family always encouraged him to find the things that make him happy in a career. In high school, Armondo took a jewelry making class and absolutely loved the craft and art behind creating unique designs. In 2020 he began working professionally for a large national jewelry store but wanted to do more than in his career than sizing rings and setting diamonds. Armondo pursued a career specifically with Revolution because he wanted to delve more into custom fine jewelry creation, and to be a part of a supportive team in an environment that fosters personal discovery as well as career growth! Armondo now likes to say that being a jeweler uses all of your brain, and there is always more to learn. He enjoys the outdoors and hikes regularly, is an enthusiast for single-seat race cars and go-carts, and he loves his cat named Sammy.