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Mannisi Jewelers is a family owned and operated jewelry store and pawn shop located in North St. Louis County, right past the city line.

Sam A. Mannisi Sr. opened Mannisi Jewelers in 1953. Amid the thriving business and shopping district of Wellston, the jewelry store was a success! Soon, Sam was joined by his brother Angelo Mannisi after he completed his military service in the Navy. Sam was also a veteran, having served in the Army during World War II.

In the mid 1960’s, the business expanded to include a pawnshop. The combination of a jewelry store and pawn shop in the same location has helped the business thrive into a staple of the community. Four of Sam Sr.’s six children have worked at the store in some capacity throughout the years. Son and daughter, Sam Jr. and Diane, both started in the 1970’s and have been the backbone of the business for over 40 years. Sam and Diane retired in 2022 and sold the business to their long time employee Bruce.

The business is still family owned and operated, providing the same kind of personal service it was founded on. Customer satisfaction has always been and will continue to be our number one priority.

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