Jay H. Faske, Owner / Designer
Jay is a third generation jeweler who was born and raised in Brenham, Texas. At the age of 13, Jay was introduced to the jewelry industry when he spent a summer working in his father’s store. After graduating from Brenham High School, he attended Blinn College and then transferred to the Texas Institute of Jewelry Technology in Paris, Texas. It was then that Jay's passion for designing unique custom creations was ignited. Upon his return to Brenham, Jay met and married his wife of 28 years, Suzanne. Together, the Faske's have three biological children and have adopted several children. Some of their children have entered the jewelry industry becoming the fourth generation of jewelers. Jay and his family attend Brenham's First Baptist Church. They are also the founders of Here I Am Orphan Ministries, a Christian non-profit organizations that advocates for orphan care and adoption.
In 1990, Jay and his father, Herbert J. Faske, opened the jewelry store downtown at 114 E. Alamo to provide jewelry repair, open a showroom, and create custom designed one-of-a-kind masterpieces. In 2003, Jay purchased his father’s interest in the business. In February of 2013, Jay moved JH Faske Jewelers to our current location in the Bluebonnet Shopping Center. Here he continues to create custom jewelry along with a show room of fine jewelry, watches, and gift items.
Melissa Diehl, A.J.P., Graduate Gemologist / Manager
Melissa started working at the store as a sales representative in 2000, when she was still in High School. In December of 2005, Melissa married her husband, Jeramy. They are the proud parents of two children, Addison and Phillip. After attending many jewelry shows and seminars, Melissa chose to continue her education in the jewelry industry and received her Accredited Jewelry Professional Certificate, Diamond Graduate Certificate, Colored Stone Graduate Certificate. She went on to recieve her Graduate Gemologist Degree from the Gemological Institute of America in 2012. As the manager of JH Faske Jewelers, she oversees the daily activities within the business. When Melissa is not working at the store, she enjoys spending time with family, shopping and going out to dinner with friends. Melissa and family attend Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Greenvine, Texas.
“Not only do I get to look at beautiful jewelry all day, but I get to help clients with important purchases like choosing that perfect engagement ring for the one they love.” -- Melissa
Sarah Faske A.J.P., Graduate Gemologist / Assistant Manager
Sarah is the daughter Jay and Suzanne Faske. She joined the Faske family when they adopted her from Delhi, India when Sarah was 2 years old. She began working at JH Faske Jewelers part time as a sales associate when she was only 13 years old. Sarah has received her Associates in Business Degree in December 2014. She is a member of the National Honor Society, Phi Theta Kappa. Sarah is also attending the Gemological Institute of America (GIA), and has recieved her Accredited Jewelry Professional Certificate, Diamond Gaduate Certificate and Colored Stone Certificate. Sarah has also recieved her Graduate Gemologist Degree from GIA in 2019. When Sarah is not working at the store, she enjoys reading, spending time with family and friends and volunteering around the community.
“I enjoy hearing the different ways people propose to the one they love. I love seeing the excitement in the customer’s eyes when they find that perfect engagement ring.” -- Sarah
Rachel Faske, Sales Associate and Marketing
Rachel is the daughter of Jay and Suzanne Faske. She was adopted from Tianjin, China when she was 3.5 years old. Rachel has been working at the store since she was 16 years old. She started as a sales associate, but really enjoys the marketing side of the business. She is currently learning accounting and inventory management. She is seeking a degree in business communications and plans to continue her career in the family business focusing on marketing and accounting. She really enjoys life in beautiful Washington County. Her hobbies include horseback riding, rodeos, showing Longhorn cattle, and enjoying time with her friends and family.
"I enjoy seeing all the unique and beautiful pieces of jewelry in our inventory. It is fun to see a client's eyes light up when they find that special piece of jewelry that is perfect for them." -- Rachel