Custom Jewelry Designs • Diamonds  Gemstones • Gemological Appraisals • On-Site Repairs


"Distinctive originals redesigned from your sentimental existing gold and stones....
We make the next generation's keepsakes."




- Award Winning Artist & Custom Jewelry Designer - 
Graduate Gemologist - Gemological Institute of America 
Listed: Jewelers Mutual, Chubb Insurance, Jewelers Board of Trade


Designs In Gems ®
Bruce J Snider Jewelers, Inc.
Gemological Laboratory Appraisals
Metallurgical Repair Laser Service

6222 Richmond Ave. Suite 765 
Houston, Texas 77057

713 995-7975
by appointment only






Hand Crafted Jewelry by Designs In Gems®
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Angie's List - 5 Times "Super Service Award" Winner: 
2010, 2012, 2013, 2014 & 2015!

(as of June, 2016 we are no longer advertising with Angie's List)






Original Designs by Bruce J Snider© 2015 for Designs In Gems®



For All Your Basic Jewelry/Repair Needs. A Wide Variety of Mountings, Wedding Bands, Chains, Pendants and Earrings





Designs In Gems® Professional Jewelry Designer since 1980, Bruce J Snider Jewelers, Inc. opened in January of 1984 - as a diamond broker specializing in custom designed and hand crafting jewelry. Bruce J. Snider is an Award Winning Artist who's works has been show in many of Houston's finest art galleries, as well as being a Jewelry Designer, a Graduate Gemologist from the Gemological Institute of America (GIA), and holds a Master of Science Degree in Economic Development from the University of Houston System.

Gemological Laboratory Appraisals Bruce J. Snider M.S., G.G.-GIA is a Graduate Gemologist from the Gemological Institute of America listed with Jewelers Mutual and Chubb InsuranceOur state of the art Gemological laboratory & portable gemological laboratory allows us to perform accurate jewelry, diamond and gemstone appraisals for both private and corporate clients around the world. 

Metallurgical Repair Laser Services Since 2008 - Offering Micro-Laser Welding on a Wide Variety of Metals and Components. Our micro laser-welder - is the most flexible laser welding machine in its class capable of welding most metal alloys such as 300 and 400 series stainless steel, tools steel, M2, D2, H13, 17-4, P20, gold, platinum palladium, chromium, colbalt, nickle chrome, titanium, Monel, Kovar, Nitinol, etc. Size and weight limitations apply.
Hand Engraving January 4th, 2017 - For 4 days I had the opportunity to study hand engraving from a Master Engraver of 20+ years. I will continue studying in my spare time. Visit the Services page to see updated photos of my progress. 
Manufacturing Over 30 years experience in Casting, Finishing & Assembly of Precious and Non-Precious Metal Components using state of the art, contemporary and traditional methods of application. Hand Carved Waxes, CAD and Robotic Milling, Fabrication, Assembly by rivet, soldering, welding and Micro-Laser Welding available. 

Expert Jewelry & Watch Repair Expert on-site jewelry and watch repair with free estimates. We also service Rolex watches using original parts - as well as professional refinishing of your gold or stainless watch.
Expert Jewelry & Watch Repair Expert on-site jewelry and watch repair with free estimates. We also service Rolex, Omega, Breitling and most major manufactured watches using original parts - as well as professional refinishing of your gold or stainless watch.


Private or Group Lessons - Apprentice from an accomplished Jeweler who started his career in the Jewelry business in 1980! 
  • Learn basics in gemology such as how to purchase and grade diamonds and colored stones, gem identification and how to properly use gemological laboratory equipment.
  • Learn basic jewelry wax carving along with lost wax casting methods utilizing centrifugal or vacuum assist as well as polishing and finishing in precious metals. 
  • Learn basic stone setting, metal fabrication, basic or advanced jewelry repair.
  • Learn Micro-Laser Welding.
  • Learn business fundamentals on how to open or grow your business. 
  • Design your curriculum that best suits your goals.

Class time by Appointment Only: 
Monday-Friday 9:30am-4:30pm
Saturday 9am-1pm

Individual or group lessons. Hourly rates available. 
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