Manuel "Manny" Rodriguez

Manuel "Manny" Rodriguez
Position:
Bench Jeweler

Manny has over 40 years of experience in the jewelry business. He migrated to Arkansas in 2017 to take the position of Bench Jeweler at sister store, Murphy-Pitard, in El Dorado, and in 2019 Lauray's The Diamond Center became his new home. He is a self-described “old school goldsmith” specializing as a bench jeweler and stone setter. Manny attended Mountain View College in Dallas, Texas, to become a horologist. Subsequently, while working at Sterling Jewelers in Dallas, he found himself at the bench repairing, setting and resizing for the store. Manny apprenticed under seven Master Jewelers. He is passionate about his work, and in his spare time, he enjoys calligraphy and advanced origami. Needless to say, your treasures are in steadfast and experienced hands with Manny.