Custom Jewelry & Repairs
The Ones That Do The Work
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 the 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.
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”.
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 puttinre 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!
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 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.
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!
I grew up in Boise and graduated from Borah High School in 2009. I love the Treasure Valley because it is so close to the mountains. When I am not at work I love to ride my motorcycle and hunt (mostly big game). This is my quite time. The beauty of getting out of the hustle of the city takes me to my happy place.
My wife (Courtney) and my daughter (Sauvi) are the light of my life. Courtney and I met in 2018 and it has been a love affair from the start. Sauvi was born in 2021, she has brought us so much joy! I am grateful to be her Dad. I love spending time with these 2 humans!
In 2017, I went to GIA (Gemological Institute of America) to learn more about diamonds and colored stones. I took the entire course and graduated to a Graduate Gemologist. From there I started learning to set diamonds. This is the part of the business that drives me. I love learning new things as a bench jeweler. I specialize in setting stones and working with the laser welder.
I look forward to helping make sure that your jewelry is in better shape than when you left it with us. I strive for perfection! It would be my pleasure to work on your jewelry.
Hey! My name is Jim Rawlins. I’m an Idaho native born and raised in Poky! I really enjoy riding my motorcycle with friends or even by myself, whatever it takes to get me out on that open road. Some of my passions include camping in my big ol’ red Chevy, fishing and anything that has to do with the outdoors.
I’ve had jobs across the board from white collar to blue collar but have been in the jewelry business for over 8 years. When I moved back from Salt Lake City, Utah I got a job on the sales floor, but I always longed to build things with my hands. So I asked a local jeweler to teach me and I just picked it up right away.
I have a very kind, fun loving family, and I found a kind, loving family at Hendrickson’s. My last name might be Rawlins, but now I’m a Hendrickson. Come see me and I will help you with all your jewelry needs!
Jill De Witte
I LOVE JEWELRY! Ever since taking my first jewelry class at 12 years old, I’ve wanted to be in the jewelry business. After working part-time in a local jewelry store through high school, and going to art school, I got my first “real jewelry job” working at the bench when my daughters were little babies. Since then, I’ve worked in sales, management, and ownership in small family owned jewelry stores. When we moved to Idaho, four years ago, I worked at a veterinary clinic until being contacted by Hendrickson’s. Little did I realize how much I truly missed jewelry, the people and… did I mention the jewelry? My husband is also works in the jewelry business as a diamond cutter. I guess you can say that, Jewelry is a family obsession!
I have two daughters who live locally and five grandkids that keep me very happy and busy on Grammy days. Our son doesn’t live locally, yet, but hopefully soon. We have three dogs, Mason the yellow lab, Rudy the mellow basset hound, and Rita the teeny Chihuahua. I love being outside, walking the dogs, pulling weeds in the garden, and reading. My perfect vacation… a month at the beach!!!
I look forward to meeting you and helping you with your jewelry needs.
Maarten De Witte
Hi y’all, you can call me Mr. Jill.
The Mrs. and I moved to Boise a few years ago to watch our grandkids grow. Luckily, I can work anywhere because I’m a diamond cutter. Did you know there are very few of us left in the USA?
I don’t work in the store but have my own workshop. I’ve been cutting diamonds from behind the curtain for Dean and Sarah for these past few years. When you bring in a diamond with a chip or break in it I am the one they call to see if it can be recut. Having a diamond cutter close by allows a faster evaluation because it does not need to be shipped to and from the store.
Point of fact, my proudest achievement is being known worldwide as the Diamond Wizard®. You’ll rarely see me at Hendrickson’s, as they say… “Nobody Gets To See The Wizard, Not Nobody, Not No How!” My specialty is not just cutting diamonds; it is turning highly technical info on the cutting of fine diamonds into plain old English.
Ever heard of the 4Cs? Well, those are only a diamond’s most basic Characteristics. How about the 4Bs, as in a diamond’s Benefits to you? I’ll bet you want your diamond to look Bigger, Brighter, Bolder, and more Beautiful? Those attributes only come from fine cutting.
Over 50 years ago, I apprenticed under 3rd-generation Master Cutter Leonard Ludel at the American School of Diamond Cutting in Gardnerville, Nevada – the first fully accredited trade and technical school of its kind in America. Since then, I’ve been a Registered Jeweler, a Certified Gemologist, and now a Vintage Certified Gemologist. I’m also a GIA Graduate Gemologist.
In the early 1990’s, I designed two new (dare I say fancy) styles of round diamonds. One is the American Bullseye, it looks just like a dartboard. The other is the American Rose Brilliant, with a rose cut top on a round brilliant bottom, it glitters like a disco ball.
I’ve shared my passion, teaching, demonstrating, and lecturing about the art of fine diamond cutting, all across America and around the world. To me each diamond is a unique 3-dimensional dynamic work of art. Its true glory shines from movement, changes in lighting, and in the eyes of the beholder. This simply can’t be captured in a snapshot, a video, or a lab report. Seeing is believing!
There are many factors which affect diamond beauty and value. Magic occurs when this beauty is expressed with the utmost intensity.
Hello everyone! My name is Jessica and I am the engraver for Hendrickson’s Fine Jewelry. I am married to Dean’s daughter, Trichele. I moved to Idaho at the age of 5. As a U.S. Army veteran, I joined the army in 2007-2011 and served as a Military Police Officer at Ft. Campbell, KY and for one year in Iraq. After my service, I moved back to my favorite place, Idaho! I love the Treasure Valley and the unique atmosphere that this state has to offer. Camping at Idaho’s lovely sites is one of my favorite activities. I come from an IT background and have 7 years of retail sales experience. I am so excited to be at Hendrickson’s Jewelry. The coolest part about my job is that every project is unique and I get to design amazing custom pieces for our customers. If you have a piece of jewelry or other memento piece that you would like engraved, swing by our store and bring your ideas to me. I look forward to meeting you and creating your perfect engraving.
Hello! My name is Jordan. I am an Idaho native and have called the Treasure Valley home all my life, other than a few years up north for schooling. However, just because I’ve lived in one place, doesn’t mean that I haven’t experienced the world. I love to travel and have been to 13 countries and 12 states with hopes to see much more in my lifetime. When I’m not traveling I still like to be taken to other worlds through movies, TV, books, and video games. You could say I’m a major cinephile.
I’ve worked in a number of other industries, but my background is mostly in customer service and finance. I’m new to the jewelry business, but I am learning quickly what an interesting industry it is. For now, I love looking at the beautiful pieces and learning all about the stones and processes when I can get away from the books for a minute or two.
The store has been such a welcomed change in my life and I love the family atmosphere that is extended to everybody that walks in that door. Everybody here is so caring and great to be around and work with. I’ve seen so many people come in and leave with big ol’ smiles on their faces and know that you could be the next one!
Hi, I am Trinity Barker. I am Dean and Sarah’s granddaughter. I was born here in Boise, and raised in New Plymouth, Idaho. Being raised in this area has me loving the outdoors and being able to explore the wilderness, finding different stones and rocks. I enjoy working with my family, as it makes the experience way more fun and I am able to learn more from them! I always loved going to the jewelry store when I was little. As a kid, my favorite part was being able to see all the new pieces. Now that I am working here, I get to see even more! It is fun watching the design process from the beginning to the finished piece of jewelry. I am very lucky that I was able to start working at Hendrickson’s Fine Jewelry at 15 years old. I have now been there for over a year and I am learning more and more about the things I love!
I may not have the Hendrickson last name, but I have the soul and willingness to learn the jewelry business like a Hendrickson. You can find me at the store most weekends and during the holiday seasons. Come in and let me help clean your rings, show you my favorite piece or even giftwrap your purchase. If I play my cards right I could be the fourth generation running Hendrickson’s Fine Jewelry. (Watch out Bryce and Jade)
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
Here at Hendrickson’s we have 4 in-house Goldsmiths that have done miracles with jewelry. This allows us to do our own repairs and not have to send things out. It also allows us to size rings and other jewelry right when you buy it. You can also view the goldsmiths work on projects through the windows. Even with in house repairs we are about 2 weeks out on repairs once they are dropped off.
Yes, we have many vendors that we use. You can look at our top vendors on our vendor page. We are also part of a Group of Jewelers that are spread across USA that help each other find designs and products.
We promise most jewelry repairs to be finished in 2 weeks at Hendrickson’s. This is due to the number of repairs we receive each day. Also, we need to do a deep clean on all the jewelry so we do not stain or damage your jewelry when repairing. We check the repairs to make sure that everything is done right, and no issues are found with them. You can get your repair moved to the front of the line with a *Rush fee. But even with a Rush fee you would be looking at a minimum of *48 hours for repairs to be done.
*Rush fee charge and time frame depends on the repair that is needed.
We mainly deal with Gold (Yellow, White, or Rose) and Platinum. We have two lasers that allow us to do repairs to platinum jewelry that the standard torch jeweler can’t do. Sterling silver is another metal we are able to work on but we cannot always repair silver pieces due to the strength vs. brittleness of it.
Yes, any Member of our team is educated enough to both inspect and clean your jewelry. We recommend you bring your jewelry in at least twice a year to be cleaned and looked at. The best months to remember to clean them are April and October… the scary months (Taxes and Halloween). With that in mind we never charge for any cleaning and would love to clean any jewelry, any time you bring it in. We will also inspect the jewelry as we clean it.
When it comes to your older jewelry you no longer wear, or just keep in a jewelry box, we have a few options to help. We can examine it to see if it is something that we can sell for you in our estate jewelry area. You can also reuse your gold and stone to make a new custom piece of jewelry that you would enjoy wearing. This adds a sentimental aspect to your new jewelry by having the same stones or gold from an older piece in your new design. The last option is we can buy the gold (even broken jewelry), or trade the gold for a new piece of jewelry.