End Of An Era As Jorstad Jewelers Sign Comes Down


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Happened upon this rather sad yet surreal scene today in downtown B-Town:

Streets mostly vacant, the area eerily quiet, as two workers dismantled and lowered the Jorstad Jewelers sign on SW 152nd before taking it to who-knows-where…

Jorstad Jewelers Sign

Jorstad Jewelers Sign

Jorstad Jewelers Sign

Jorstad Jewelers Sign

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5 Responses to “End Of An Era As Jorstad Jewelers Sign Comes Down”
  1. Tammy Clarke says:

    The sign went to the historical society! And yes- it was a very said day.

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    • Coverofnight says:

      Am glad to hear that……..too often these signs are scrounged for parts and history is lost.

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  2. mandy says:

    yes indeed this is a sad thing to see…i have my mother’s wedding ring that i have been wearing since we lost her over 35 yrs. ago…jorstad’s was one of only a few places i have been able to take it for repair that hasn’t tried to get rid of my setting and sell me a new one ..they truly understand the meaning of my ring ….they are sorely missed ,especially since i need to have it repaired again ….good bye to an era…

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  3. Richard B. White says:

    I remember when Bob Jorstad left Carroll’s Jewlers at 4th & Pike to start Jorstad Jewlers, that was the late 40’s or early 50’s.

    Bob Jorstad was a Watch Maker at Sand Point Naval Base during WWII. After the War, he went to work for Carroll’s.

    He started Jorstad’s so his son Bruce, born a hemophiliac, would have a place to work, as he knew nobody would hire him.

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  4. Vickie C says:

    I’m looking at an appraisal from Jorstad – my mother had the ring made there in 1985 and now I have it. I was curious if they were still in business. Haven’t been in the south King county area in probabkly 15 years (but I did go to Des Moines elementary, lol)

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