All to Mary was founded to provide a way to share our store with others, and to convey our love of Our Lord’s Mother through our consecration to her. Since we are consecrated to the Blessed Virgin Mary, all of our prayers, works, joys and sufferings are given to her to present to her Divine Son. Our work is given through Her Immaculate Heart, for the intentions of His Sacred Heart. At the same time, we want to help provide for the needs of our beloved Catholic Carmelite sisters. A portion of every sale is given to the sisters. Deo Gratias!
Thomas and Kasia are Traditional Roman Rite Latin Mass Catholics. Thomas was born in the U.S., while Kasia was born in Lodz, Poland. Together they run the oldest jewelry company in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Thomas James and Bechtold Jewelry, started by the Bechold family in 1902. Thomas started in the wholesale jewelry business in the parent company of F&H Private Jewelers, started by his father Larry in 1950. This involved designing, repairing and creating custom jewelry for stores across the U.S. Including Bechtold’s. Thomas learned the craft on the lap of his father, a master jeweler, and hand engraver, and then as a master jeweler and hand engraver himself, took over the company. In 2014, Thomas received Ecclesiastical Approbation to do restorative work on Sacred objects and relics, as well as fabrication and design.
Our store is an unapologetically Catholic business, and is consecrated to the Blessed Virgin Mary, under the title of Our Lady of Częstochowa. Thus the reason we call our site “All to Mary”
Kasia, from Poland, escaped while under communism in 1989, and came to the U.S. With all her family still in Poland, she traveled there frequently, and built relationships with artisans in Poland who create the products she brings here. Some of these are exclusive for her, most notably some of the crystal designs. They have 4 children, and 4 grandchildren thus far.