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Sioux Falls Jeweler for over 115 Years

Create a piece they will love forever with our custom jewelry designs.

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Our Design Process


How do we know what your significant other will love? We get to know them!

We ask questions and learn everything we can. From the color of their eyes, the style of clothes they wear, to the work and hobbies they have. All these go into consideration to create a piece that is crafted specifically for them and their lifestyle!

We all see beauty differently, it’s our job to find out how they see beauty so that we can design the perfect piece for them.

Do you have a design in mind? Maybe some gemstones or pieces you want to include in the final result?

Bring them in and let’s create something special!

Click here to get started with your custom design

We are trusted jewelers in Sioux Falls that have been helping residents and visitors get the perfect piece for their loved ones. Rest assured we know what we are doing and will guarantee the best piece when visiting our Jewelry Store. Make sure to give us as many details as possible and we will be happy to help!

Custom Jewelry in Sioux Falls

We are able to make the most stunning and long-lasting pieces of jewelry while still worrying about two main factors:


We get it, buying a piece of jewelry can be an intimidating process. It’s something people will wear their entire lives! That’s why this is such an important piece to us.


We work within your budget, never over it – in fact, we usually stay under!

Value is the most important thing. Our goal is to create everything we possibly can within your budget so you can be confident in your custom piece.

Design & Build

Now we turn our observations into a beautiful work of art. We start by sketching out a concept on paper and possibly move to a 3D digital rendering if needed. We keep you involved and informed along the way so that you can give us feedback, and ensure you’ll both love the end result.

Then we put our hands to work! We take the designs and create a masterpiece from scratch. We use digital modeling and wax molds to form the shape of the piece. We use purified metals that will withstand the wears of life that are all melted and molded in-house. Lastly, we place the diamond on top as the crown of the piece and present it to you!



Thomas & Kasia Faini

Thomas James Faini, Owner of Thomas James and Bechtold Jewelry, has over 40 years of Jewlery design creation and repair experience, and comes from a long tradition of Jewelry creation, dating back a long time.

His beginnings start with his Father Larry, who started in 1950, doing work for the Bechtold family, all of those years. His reputation for exquisite and award wining pieces are well renowned.

He has taught many others as well, and surrounds himself with an expert team that has trained under him, and adds their talents into the mix, making Thomas James and Bechtold Jewlery the premier jewelry experts in the area.

He credits his success to his natural father, and our Father in Heaven who he gives all the glory, as
the Supreme artist.

Today, Bechtold’s Jewelry continues the century tradition of quality jewelry and exceptional service.

We are a fourth generation family run store that has been serving the Sioux Falls Jewelry Store needs since 1902.



How much does a custom design cost?

The design itself is part of the process, and no charge is incurred until a go-ahead is given. We begin with an estimate based on your budget, and if the go ahead is given then we ask for a 30% down payment of the project total cost.

How do I know they will like it?

Every custom piece is designed specifically for them based on their tastes and sense of beauty. Because of this, we promise they will be floored by the design and the time you took to have it made from scratch because they are worth it.

Doesn’t my significant other need to be present?

They certainly can, but it’s not necessary! If you don’t want to spoil the secret, we will work through our process of questions with you and can determine a lot of design elements needed.

However, if you would like your partner to be present for the process, we can provide a beautiful temporary ring for the proposal, and then you come in together to have them a part of the design process. We work however you are most comfortable!

How long does a custom design take?

After approval to proceed is given, the time needed for creation is 2 to 6 weeks, depending on the complexity of the project. 

Does a free consultation mean I’m obligated to buy?

Not at all. We understand that in many cases, people are not sure the direction they want to go. A consultation may help you decide. We are here to help you make a decision that is right for you, in your budget, and within your design tastes.