Meet Our Staff

Jay H. Faske, Owner 

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.   From there, he came back to Brenham to start custom designing jewelry.  He met and married his wife of 25 years, Suzanne M. Faske.  Together, Jay and Suzanne have three biological children and have adopted several children.  Some of their children have entered the jewelry industry becoming the fourth generation.  Jay and his family attend Brenham's First Baptist Church.

In 1990, he and his father, Herbert J. Faske, opened the jewelry store 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, where he continues to create custom one-of-a-kind jewelry along with a show room of fine jewelry, watches, and gift items.  


Melissa Diehl, 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   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., D.G., C.G. / 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 plans to get her Graduate Gemologist Degree from GIA.  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



Cynthia Robinson, Sales Associate



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


Joy Faske, Sales Associate


 Joy joined the Faske Family when she was 9 years old. She was adopted from Yiyang, China. Joy started working at the store when she was 16 years old. She is currently a part-time sales associate. She also does restringing of pearls and beads. She recently attended her first Independent Jewelers Organization show and feels like she learned a lot about the jewelry industry through that experience. Joy is currently a Junior in High School. She is planning to attend Blinn College and work towards a Business Degree. Joy enjoys riding horses, barrel racing, rodeos, Longhorn cattle, beekeeping, and time with friends and family.

"I love the excitement I see in a customer's eyes when they find that perfect piece of jewelry for themselves or someone they love." -- Joy


Jaclyn Bush, Bench Jeweler

Jaclyn is a full time jeweler from Houston, Texas with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Stephen F. Austin State University. She started in the industry as an apprentice jeweler and is now a bench jeweler. Jewelry making has been a hobby for Jaclyn since she was young and enjoys it very much.  In her spare time, Jaclyn likes to go running, biking, and play board games with her fiance and friends.