T H Findings Ltd is a longstanding supplier of components (Findings) to the jewellery,
giftware and allied trades. The late Thomas Harris originally founded the company as a manufacturer of costume jewellery for the wholesale trade following the end of World War II.
Towards the end of the sixties and early seventies gemology gained in popularity. People wanted to cut their own stones and Mr. Harris, who had until this point been selling his finished costume jewellery pieces with set glass and semi-precious stones, found a new demand for his jewellery setting components. Manufacturers of stones, ceramics, enamels and other materials as well as worldwide Lapidary Shops bought his mounts in large quantities and used them to create pieces of thier own.
The first printed catalogue soon followed and was sent to the Lapidary trade where it was warmly recieved. It's success contributed signifiacntly to the expansion of the business, allowing for growth and diversification of the range through the introduction of base metal findings, 9ct gold and 925 sterling silver findings.
In 1975 Mr Harris sadly passed away. Prior to this he had been working on his own range of mounts, some of which are still stocked in the shop to this day! Following his passing the business changed ownership to Mr. Hermesmeier, a Jewellery worker based in London who had been looking for a venture of his very own.
The business name was changed from Thomas Harris (Birmingham) Ltd. to T.H. Findings Ltd and relocated to it's present premises, 42 Hylton Street, in the heart of the Birmingham Jewelley Quarter, in 1986. Mr Hermesmeier kept the tradition of the printed catalogue alive, creating each master copy by hand using traditional printing methods prior to the introduction of modern day editing software.
In 1994 T. H. Findings opened a new trade counter on the ground floor of 42 Hylton Street, and began to diversify once more, this time with beads, to compensate for the shift in their primary customer base.
Today T. H. Findings imports lines from all over the world. Around 95% of orders are fulfillied from stock dispatched the very same day. The company keeps over 5000 live individual stocklines, with new lines frequently being introduced. Their mission to supply quality, fair priced goods has always been at the heart of the company, but the way in which they provide this service is constantly adapting to fit the world around us.
This very website is their latest venture and they hope to have all 5000+ lines available to purchase online in 2020.
MEET THE TEAM
A familiar face around the Jewellery Quarter, Veit first took over the company in 1977 and has worked tirelessly to make a success of the business. Veit now balances time spent enjoying the fruits of his labour with overseeing the business from afar, entrusting the day to day running to the rest of the team.
DIRECTOR & SHOP MANAGER
Faye joined the team in 2010. She brought with her a fresh approach and a modern eye for design that helped transform our Jewellery Quarter premises into a bright and welcoming space open to both public and trade. She has her finger on the pulse, successfully diversifying and expanding the range of lines available at T.H Findings.
DESIGN & E-COMMERCE
Since Emma joined the company in 2016 she has assisted in the modernisation of the business through the integration of social media and e-commerce. Her passion for graphic design and photography has been put to good use in the creation of all promotional material and our new look website & catalogue!
CUSTOMER LIASON & ADMIN
Valentina is a the newest member of the team. With a solid background in customer service, her friendly voice will be at the end of the phone and smiling face behind the shop counter ready to assist with all of your queries. Her boundless energy and personable manner has been a welcome addition to the shop!