About Us


farahbean. What does it mean?

It embodies a life-long friendship between two women who grew up within blocks of each other, but didn’t meet until their 20s. Their encounter proved to be serendipitous [for them and for you.]

With a passion for art and a love of fashion and design, Stephanie Nelson and Kristi Parkinson shared a vision of the kind of jewelry they’d like to wear. Unfortunately, they couldn’t find it, but quickly they discovered how fortunate that really was.

Kristi and Stephanie shared an entrepreneurial spirit and decided to bring their jewelry vision to life. They merged farah and bean, their childhood nicknames, began collecting interesting pieces throughout Minnesota and combined them with precious stones and leather. The result is farahbean an intriguing collection of jewelry with organic elements unlike any other. Each piece is a unique expression of natural beauty living in simple harmony. farahbean is beautifully bohemian with a look that’s unconventional, yet stylish and infused with a creative and optimistic spirit. It’s jewelry that’s sophisticated and bold, yet demure. Just as every woman is unique, so is a farahbean.

​farahbean’s mission is to create unique, quality pieces, partnering with local women in the area to help empower and improve their social economics.

Each farahbean is handmade by the artists in their home state of Minnesota. The majority of the pieces are one of a kind.