Larry Faini began the business as F&H Repair, Inc. in 1950 with his primary focus of providing other retail jewelers expert jewelry repair. In 1978 his oldest son, Gerard, joined him along with his second son, Thomas in 1981. With his two son’s added talent and other artisans Larry had trained, F&H Repair, Inc. began manufacturing their own line of custom jewelry.
The Faini name and reputation grew in leaps and bounds by creating fine quality hand crafted jewelry. The recognition was also enhanced as the result of the development and patent of the adjustable SureFit shank. The hinged shank allows people with enlarged knuckles to easily put a ring on to fit their finger where the ring is going to be worn. The SureFit shank is also favored over other shanks because it can be adapted to almost any other ring on the market and easily sized after installation.
Gerard and Thomas diversified another way by creating the Faini Designs custom watch line. They proved that they could create an attractive eye catching piece of jewelry that tells time. With great pride F&H Repair, Inc. was the only company in the USA to completely hand make watches right down to the buckle.
The year 2000 was a major milestone for this talented family to be able to celebrate 50 years in the jewelry business. It was also the year F&H Repair, Inc. expanded the company by opening a retail jewelry division directly to the public. It was aptly named Faini Designs Jewelry Studio. Resulting from the increased level expertise, extending their jewelry creating abilities, and turning out incredible one-of-a-kind jewelry product; Gerard and Thomas, along with their well groomed staff, created custom designs for celebrities, world-renowned jewelers such as Cartier and Tiffany along with work done for the English Parliament. The decision was made to offer those talents and results directly to their customers in a retail environment of their own.
Faini Designs Jewelry Studio continues to stay abreast of new technologies, new jewelry design and constant changes in the jewelry industry to maintain the quality and creativity of handcrafted custom pieces. Resulting from the excellence and uniqueness of their jewelry, Faini Designs Jewelry Studio has won more than twenty-two coveted jewelry design awards along with being honored as being first jeweler in South Dakota to win a national award from the Jewelers of America Affiliate in the design competition.
In less than five years since opening the retail division, Faini Designs Jewelry Studio began a new era by bringing in the third generation from the Faini family. Gerard has two of his sons on board, Nic and Nathan who are teamed up with one of Thomas’s sons, Justin on staff.
As Faini Designs Jewelry Studio continues to grow, their true commitment and passion remains the same. They will provide beautiful jewelry for every budget supported by personal one-on-one service.