Meet Our Staff

Jay H. Faske, Owner / Designer

jay_small.jpgJay 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., Pearl Graduate, 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 has attended the Gemological Institute of America (GIA), and has recieved her Accredited Jewelry Professional Certificate, Diamond Gaduate Certificate,  Colored Stone Certificate and Pearl Graduate 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

 

  

Abby Weichert Faske A.J.P., Customer Relations

 

Abby is married to Joshua Faske and they have three children together. She has been working at the store for approximately two years and has received her Accredited Jewelry Professional certificate from the Gemological Institue of America (GIA.) Abby handles our customer relations and marketing.  When she is not working, she enjoys watching her kids ride in rodeos and spending time at home with her family.

"I love getting to come to work everyday; I get to speak with customers and help them find that special piece of jewelry that makes them feel beautiful! ." -- Abby


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