Seattle Jeweler Jack Menashe Happily Learns New Tricks From the Next Generation

Seattle mainstay Menashe & Sons relies on a son and daughter to uphold its sparkling reputationJack Menashe, owner of Menashe & Sons Jewelers in Seattle, got his start in the jewelry business in the 1960s as a stock boy for a breed of retail store that’s long been extinct. “It carried jewelry and china, but also radios and stereos and all kinds of electronics,” he says. “And those stores always had a high school stock boy. I can truly say I’ve done it all in the jewelry industry—from cleaning toilets to owning a business.” Ten years after entering the trade, Menashe opened his eponymous store in his native Seattle. The shop, which boasts one of the largest estate jewelry collections in the Northwest, has been the go-to jeweler for generations of Seattleites. But it became even more family-friendly when Joanna and Josh Menashe, Jack’s youngest daughter and oldest son,

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