Talking to the Father-Son Team Behind Gnat Jewelers

Itzhak Gnat Gnat Jewelry Atelier  Gnat Jewelers Denver 69, first generation Raz Gnat Gnat Jewelry Atelier  Gnat Jewelers Denver 46, second generation   The amazing story of Itzhak Gnat goes like this: As a young man, Gnat, founder and owner of Denver’s Gnat Jewelry Atelier, co-owned a jewelry manufacturer in his native Israel. By chance, he met a German jeweler with incredible skills—apparently the man had been orphaned and sent to live in a jewelry fabrication factory—who had a one-man shop in an alley near Gnat’s storefront. The young Gnat was so impressed with his artistry, he began to feel like he “knew nothing” about making jewelry, says his son, Raz. For three years, Itzhak asked the jeweler to teach him, and when the artisan finally agreed, Itzhak handed the keys to his business over to his partner, saying something to the effect of

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