Our History

Family owned for nine generations, Mann's Jewelers has grown from humble beginnings into one of the most well-respected jewelry stores in the country.

Established in 1836, Mann's Jewelers has flourished over generations into a cherished family-owned institution renowned for its exceptional craftsmanship and unwavering commitment to excellence. Our journey began in Russia, where our ancestors, skilled craftsmen, catered to royalty. In 1922, Louis Mann brought this rich legacy to North America, founding Louis Mann & Sons in Buffalo, NY.

Fast forward to post-World War II era, Irving Mann, a decorated war hero, returned from his service and pursued his passion by attending the Canadian Horological Institute, emerging as a master watchmaker. In 1947, Irving and his wife, Gertrude, embarked on their entrepreneurial venture, opening Mann's Jewelers in Rochester, NY. Their dedication and expertise quickly earned Mann's Jewelers a loyal following, becoming a cornerstone of downtown Rochester. In 1968, the winds of change led Mann's Jewelers to relocate from its original downtown location to the vibrant suburb of Brighton/Pittsford, where it continues to thrive today, nestled in Rochester's most exclusive shopping district.

At the helm of Mann's Jewelers today are Nancy and Robert Mann, a sister-brother duo whose passion and expertise drive the legacy forward. Nancy, CEO, has an innate flair for design and a keen eye for emerging talent, transforming Mann's Jewelers into a sought-after destination for the world's finest watches and jewelry. Her outstanding contributions have been recognized with the prestigious Award for Excellence in the Retail Category by the Women's Jewelry Association.

Robert, President, a graduate of the Gemological Institute of America, meticulously selects Mann's Jewelers' exquisite diamonds and gemstones, leveraging his global connections to curate collections of unparalleled quality. His expertise extends to timepieces, securing Authorized Dealer status with premier Swiss brands. At Mann's Jewelers, we strive to not only educate but also captivate and inspire, guiding our customers to find the perfect expression of their sentiments. With our team of GIA-trained sales staff, in-house goldsmiths, Rolex-certified watchmakers, and GIA graduate gemologists, we ensure an extraordinary level of service, making every experience unforgettable.

As we continue to uphold our legacy of excellence, the entire Mann's Jewelers family remains dedicated to exceeding your expectations and making your every visit a memorable one.