Richard Kraft came to Sheridan in 1958 from Menasha, WI as a graduate from Elgin Watch School to work for Howard Johnson at Jorgenson Jewelry. In 1964 Richard Kraft purchased Ann's Gift Shop from Ann Booras and established Kraft's Fine Jewelry and we are still at this same location today.
In 1976 our store expanded next door into the former Louis Shoe Repair and a total store remodel was done. Our cases were custom built in walnut by Gorden Pedersen and we now boast a beautiful showroom of approximately 2600 square feet.
Richard's oldest son, Steve came to work full time for the store in 1979, managed their branch store in Buffalo, Wyoming from 1980 until 1988, and later purchased Kraft's Fine Jewelry from Richard and Marjorie Kraft in 1990.