Minnesota Jewelers – Gordy & Sheila Wanshura

Gordy & Sheila Wanshura - Minnesota JewelersWe have always been in the jewelry business. Gordy became a jeweler in 1976 after graduating from the Jewelry Manufacturing and Repair Program at the Minneapolis Community & Technical College in downtown Minneapolis.

In l980 Gordy started teaching the Jewelry, Manufacturing and Repair Program at MCTC and taught there for approximately 5 years before teaching Stone Setting at Paris Jr. College in Paris, Texas for the next three years. While in Texas Sheila went back to school and received her Gemology and Diamond certificates.

In l988 Gordy accepted a 4-year position running a large jewelry manufacturing shop in Ohio and then returned to Minnesota to manage another large jewelry manufacturing shop for three years.

In l995 we moved to Red Wing, Minnesota and bought Mennes Jewelry, now called Wanshura Jewelers.

In 2000 Gordy received his JA (Jewelers of America) Certified Master Bench Jewelers Certificate.