Hannoush Jewelers

History of the Hannoush Family

My father, Elias Hannoush, grew up overseas as the oldest of eight brothers and began an apprenticeship in the jewelry trade at a very young age. From very early in his career, my father’s commitment to excellence was evident in the fine goods that he produced. In time, each of his younger brothers would join him and master the art of making fine jewelry.

The Hannoush family’s immigration to the United States in 1972 was followed by many years of hard work, dedication, and sacrifice. Shortly after arriving to New England, the brothers established a niche for themselves in the jewelry industry by performing expert jewelry repair and diamond remounting for one of the nation’s largest chain jewelers. During this same period, after several attempts in other industries, my father, Elias, returned to his passion and began creating his own fine jewelry, hoping to open his own store someday.

In August of 1984, with his wife and four young children by his side, Elias realized his dream and opened his first jewelry store in Albany, New York. Ten years after his grand opening — given the community’s wonderful response to the quality of Hannoush goods and thoroughness of Hannoush customer care — Elias doubled the size of his original store, and opened two other jewelry stores nearby. By this time, his eldest son, Albert — that's me — who was only in high school, was working side by side with Elias, and focusing my efforts on sales and marketing.

In 1996, I graduated from the Gemological Institute of America (GIA), and became one of the Capital District’s first Graduate Gemologists. Over the years, many members of the Hannoush staff have successfully completed GIA’s diamond grading course. An educated staff that cares about the corporate mission and manifests the same fundamental principles as the company’s owners has been one of the keys to the Hannoush Family’s longevity in a very competitive industry: a passion for quality jewelry; an appreciation for each individual who enters our store; and, a commitment to seamless customer service.

Today, Elias’s sons, Albert and David, tirelessly work to continue their father’s legacy of creating quality jewelry and providing exceptional customer service from one of the Capital districts’ premier jewelry stores. Hannoush Jewelers' new, state-of-the-art, flagship store opened in March 2012 on Wolf Road in Colonie, and has been a resounding success. An expanded bridal inventory and huge diamond selection has enabled consumers to find exactly what they are looking for . . . and the Hannoush family makes sure that it is available at the absolute best price.

Throughout the more than three decades of successful business in the Capital District, the Hannoush family has learned that there is a bond created when an individual buys a piece of our jewelry, and that this bond is based on trust. Each day that we go to work, we are focused on creating jewelry that we can be proud of calling Hannoush Jewelry and that our customers can be proud to give to their loved ones on their most special occasions. It is the Hannoush pride in craftsmanship and our commitment to excellence that has enabled Hannoush Jewelers to commit to its mission of being a family business you can trust.

Thank you for your interest in Hannoush Jewelers and in the Hannoush family.

- Albert Hannoush

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