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Talking to the Father-Son Team Behind Gnat Jewelers

By Raz Gnat Posted in In The Media
January 18, 2017
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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 “I’m going to learn to make jewelry, and I’m not sure when I’ll be back.” As an apprentice, Itzhak worked for free. Read More
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Mayor Michael B. Hancock shopped small this weekend as he perused two shops in Cherry Creek North to observe Small Business Saturday, the commerce holiday created by American Express to “encourage people across the country to support small, local businesses.”

The mayor, along with congresswoman Diana DeGette, began his day at the swanky new Halcyon hotel. Then, the two went for a stroll to pop into local businesses Gnat Jewelers and Show of Hands, a handmade gift shop. Read More
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Penny Parker, On The Town (Blacktie) - One of Denver’s most popular custom jewelry stores, Gnat Original Design (selected as “Denver’s Best” by the Denver A-List) in Cherry Creek North, will be opening a second location in the luxury shopping district later this summer. Read More

Have We Met

By Raz Gnat Posted
January 18, 2017
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Bursting with a spirit that lights up in his eyes, I saw that spark in Raz Gnat, co-owner with his father, Itzhak, of Gnat Jewelers (Gnat Original Design), when he and I met several times in Cherry Creek North at both their present location at 2703 East 3rd Avenue, and their new 1,450 sq. ft. "soon-to-be open" jewelry gallery at 250 Columbine Street. Read More

GNAT Jewelry Atelier

By Raz Gnat Posted
January 18, 2017
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OUR STORY

Don’t be surprised if you feel a little like family when you visit Gnat Original Design. After all, WE’RE family. Itzhak Gnat founded our Denver store in 1983 and Raz has worked alongside dad for more than 20 years... Read More
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A Cherry Creek jewelery store is sizing up a stone’s throw from its 3rd Avenue home.

Gnat Original Design leased 1,450 square feet at the upcoming 250 Columbine building and plans to open a second shop there in August, co-owner Raz Gnat said. Read More

Denver Custom Jeweler Grown To the Second Generation

By Raz Gnat Posted
December 07, 2016
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Where do custom rings come from? From a love of art and jewelry. Denver’s Gnat Jewelers forges ahead into the 2nd generation and things keep getting better. Read More
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