Meet Our Family


Owner at Hendricksons Fine Jewelry

Dean Hendrickson

I was raised in McCall Idaho. When I was 12 years old, my parents bought me a silver jewelry making kit. Designing jewelry has been in my blood ever since. I am an artist at heart. The challenge and creativity are what inspires me to come to the office every day. Some say I work too much…but I love it, so I hardly feel like I am working.

In 1984, I decided to make jewelry a career rather than just a hobby. I went to a diamond setting school and the following July, I opened Hendrickson’s Fine Jewelry. I can estimate that I have made close to 12,000 rings. Over the years, with every ring I’ve made, I’ve learned something new. It has allowed me to unleash my creativity. I love the challenge to create and repair jewelry. I never get tired of making people smile when I unveil the creation that I have made for them.

There are many jewelry stores. What makes Hendrickson’s unique is that every one of us has a background as jewelers. We are not just salespeople. My goal is to make sure that your job is done correctly. All our repairs and customs are done on premises.

My family is the reason I live. I have 5 beautiful children that are the light of my life. And my wife Sarah shows me every day that there is more to life than work.

Sarah Eshelman

I was born and raised in Kuna and Melba Idaho. My local roots have allowed me to help people in our community with all their jewelry needs since 1993. I have always felt that my customers are more like friends and I strive to be more than just your jeweler. My job isn't just a job…I love doing what I do!

In 1993, I went to Memphis, TN to learn to be a goldsmith (bench jeweler). I believe that having some background in the actual work makes me better at what I do. Understanding how things are put together makes it easier for me to explain what needs to be done to make your piece of jewelry perfect. Nowadays I leave the actual work to the guys, as I missed being up front, helping my friends with their birthdays, anniversaries and engagements. My passion is YOU! Seeing your smile when you come in and the bigger smile when you leave-- that is what I live for!

Why is jewelry so special to me? Jewelry is one of the few things in life that can be handed down from generation to generation. You can mold it to your style and still have grandmas diamond or dad’s gold. The heirloom quality of jewelry is what I love. After 40 years, my father’s wedding band was worn out. He bought a new one and gave me his original one. I melted it down and fused it to the back of my cross pendant. Now my pendant has incredible sentimental value. Jewelry inspires me.

In my free time…I love to be in the mountains. Digging in the dirt to find rocks or occasionally finding a crystal here and there. My husband, Dean is my rock. I love just hanging out with him. Life is easy and relaxing. I feel blessed to have him in my life.

I look forward to being “Your Personal Jeweler”.

Bryce at Hendricksons Fine Jewelry

Bryce Hendrickson

Hi I’m Bryce Hendrickson, Dean’s second youngest child, but only son. Having been raised right here in the Treasure Valley, I know there’s a lot that makes our area one of the best places to live. From the foothills to the Boise greenbelt, there are hidden gems to explore no matter the season. Being raised by a local jeweler, I grew up around a variety of rare gems. From sapphires rubies to diamonds and pearls, I know that there are no two identical stones out there. Part of what makes this industry so exciting is that along with every stone being unique, no two customers are the same either. Over years of watching my father create custom jewelry, I have developed an artistic eye, seeing the natural beauty of stones & fusing metals to bring to life stories of those who walked through our doors.

My extensive experience working in customer service has taught me many things. The most important being to listen to you so I can truly meet your needs. When I joined Hendrickson’s Fine Jewelry in 2019, I knew that everything I learned in the past would be put to the test! Every day I love coming to work to tackle new challenges, learning more about the industry and terminology. The most exciting challenge for me is improving my skills on the bench, where you’ll find me bringing your ideas and dreams to life.

You’ll hear many people describe their workplace as family, but not many are actually a family. If you’re considering expanding your family by adding a piece of custom fine jewelry I’d highly encourage you to stop in one day, say hi, and meet our family. I guarantee you will be happy you did!

Sophia Hendrickson

My name is Sophia Hendrickson. I am Dean’s youngest child of five. I was born and raised right here in Boise, Idaho. I recently graduated high school from Meridian Medical Arts. In my spare time I love hanging out with friends, listening to music, and going on mini adventures. I also love playing with my many pets. I have two dogs, two cats, a bunch of fish, and an adorable lizard. One of the things I love most in this world is being creative.From painting to decorating cakes to “littering” my driveway with chalk drawings.

For as long as I can remember jewelry, has been a massive part of my life; just one of the many hazards of having a jeweler for a dad. Some of my best memories have been watching my dad do what he does best: design and make jewelry. I remember when I was about 8 years old my dad let me help him set some stones. From that day on I knew I wanted to make jewelry when I grew up.

To me, jewelry is something incredibly important and special. It is a way to express yourself and your own sense of style. It allows your inner beauty to brightly shine on the outside. Jewelry has the capability of telling a story. There is a difference between being overwhelmed and being moved. Sometimes it’s the simplest and smallest pieces that have the most value. My absolute favorite personal piece of jewelry is a single diamond pendant. Not only did my dad make it for me, but the diamond itself was my grandmother’s. When I’m not wearing my necklace I feel totally naked. I don't know any other art form that can have so much purpose and value on a personal level as jewelry.

I’m thrilled to be a team member of this amazing family. I love learning about all of the tricks of the trade and using my new found knowledge to help customers. I am incredibly excited to make many more amazing memories helping my dad create beautiful works of art.

Jade Hendrickson

Howdy! Howdy! I’m Jade Hendrickson, Dean and Sarah’s niece. I was born in Boise and raised in Cascade, Idaho. Being raised in a small town has made me a very outdoors-type of person, and having a rock hound dad and grandpa really helped. Since I was little I have always wanted to work with my family. When I would come down to the store to visit my grandparents, they would give me 10 cents for every diamond I picked up off the shop floor. Sometimes they would even let me clean a ring or the windows, as long as I didn’t use too much Windex. Watching the business grow has always inspired me to be creative with whatever I set my mind to.

My love for jewelry started with a passion for lapidary, but I never really pursued it until I left the food industry. Once I did that I started hard rock mining with my dad. He mined with his dad and it became a way of life for me. I managed a restaurant for quite a while, and knew I longed for a different path. I’ve worked here since December of 2020 and I’m in the process of getting my GIA certification to be a gemologist. If you had asked me then where I thought I would be today my answer would not have been where I’m at now. I took a huge leap of faith and wound up right in the middle of my dream career. This is a place where customers become friends and friends become family. I’m blessed to be able to have the opportunity to be the only person you think of when you have jewelry needs.

Chris Mosby

I am originally from the San Francisco Bay Area and moved to Idaho in 1986. I worked at a downtown Boise deli for a few years but started making silver Christmas ornaments on the side in 1988. They sold very well and led me to employment in jewelry. It was quite a welcomed change from restaurant work, so I kept at it.

I gained a great deal of experience working at a few local stores and was thrilled when I came to Hendrickson's in 2001. I started in the diamond office but was just biding my time till a position opened in the shop. Goldsmithing is quite an adventure, and the love of the work is shown in the magnificence of the finished jewelry... be it a repair or custom, the result is quality workmanship!

Yes, working at family-owned stores is the only way to go, but at Hendrickson's we all feel like family members, and the teamwork is exceptional!

Trudy Wood

I was born and raised in Pocatello, Idaho but I’ve been in Boise for over 40 years. This is truly home! I worked in Accounting at Ore-Ida for 10 years and Hewlett Packard for 12 years. Since leaving HP I have done bookkeeping gigs for a commercial property broker and a trophy shop. I love music, cats and dogs among many other things. I try to make time to play the piano and organ because it soothes my soul.

I’ve been married for 44 years! We have two amazing kids that are now amazing adults! For our 25th anniversary my husband and I came in to look for maybe just a larger diamond. What we came out with was breathtaking. Dean had one of the most amazing stones I’ve ever seen and a beautiful custom ring design. He reconfigured the design to what would become a work of perfection to me.

I have been coming to Hendrickson’s since the late 80’s. I remember how welcoming and fun it was to spend time with Donna, Dean’s Mom. She always had a smile and made coming through the door fun. When she wasn’t here Dean was just as welcoming, fun and quick with a good joke! My daughter’s favorite memory is coming in with me as a little girl. Steven spent time showing her pretty things to see. He made her feel like it was just as important that she was here too! The tradition continues with every person! This is still one of my favorite places to walk into.

Being included as a team member here has been a dream come true! If I’m going to continue bookkeeping why not do it at one of my favorite places with some of my favorite people? I am Trudy Wood but I feel like an honorary Hendrickson here! ☺

Shooter Staff Member

Shooter B.

I am a Cotton De Tulear (part of the Bichon Frise family), aka the store mascot. I have been in the jewelry business my entire life. I started at just 5 months old. I love to greet my current friends when they come see me. Every day there are new people for me to sniff and introduce myself to. I try not to bark, but sometimes I need to make sure that my coworkers know that someone is in the store. I sleep a lot but when mom tells me to do my job, I am always happy to wake up and say hello. I love being petted and shown love and I will give the love right back to you. I am a very chillaxed pooch and I enjoy coming to work with my mom and dad every day.

In my free time…I enjoy rides to the mountains, but since I can’t drive I have to wait until mom and dad go so I can tag along. My true passion is playing in my backyard at home chasing squirrels and birds.

I look forward to being your friend. <3

Employee at Hendricksons Fine Jewelry

Steven Sonoda - retired

I was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii and got into the jewelry industry in 1976. I specialized in Hawaiian heirloom jewelry with enamel and hand engraved designs, and pearls. My mom still lives there so I try to visit her at least once a year. I miss the islands, but I love Idaho. I enjoy working at Hendrickson’s Fine Jewelry with Dean, Chris and Sarah. They feel like Ohana (family) to me. This has been my work home since 1997.

I worked as a goldsmith for most of my career. However, since I started working in the sales side of the jewelry business in 2008, I have discovered a whole new love. The earth’s creations blended with unique custom styles that I’ve helped our customers make are a beauty that moves me. I love the outside-the-box creativity that jewelry allows me to have. I want you to be inspired and moved by the jewelry we create together.

I have 2 other loves in my life. One is my beautiful wife of 41 years and the other is cooking. If I had chosen a different profession, it would have been in the culinary industry. I enjoy doing most of the cooking for our family. My wife and I also belong to a wine group that meets 4 times a year for fun times with friends and learning about wine.

I am now retired after working for Dean for 24 great years. I had a wonderful time helping all the customers over the years. Thank you for the great times!