"Distinctive originals redesigned from your sentimental existing stones. We make the next generation's keepsakes." since 1984
Bruce J. Snider is a Graduate Gemologist from the Gemological Institute of America and holds a Master of Science degree in Economic Development from the University of Houston System.
He started his career as a fashion jewelry designer for the Zale corporation in 1980 specializing in custom jewelry designs. In January 1984 - Bruce J Snider Jewelers, Inc., Designs In Gems® opened serving major jewelry stores, designers and corporations - as well as the general public - providing repairs, custom design, fabrication, manufacturing, appraisals, bronze statues and corporate awards.
The "Brand" Designs In Gems® is a U.S. Registered Trademark owned by Bruce J. Snider, Inc.
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What my Clients Say
"I have known Bruce for 35 years. We have worked together on projects. I have purchased gold and silver from his company. He has worked on my jewelry and my wife's wedding ring. He has appraised pieces for us. I trust Bruce with all my jewelry needs. I am happy to refer his services to my family. He is an artist and a friend".
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"Bruce's honesty and craftsmanship are both admirable. I highly recommend him. Thank you, Bruce." C Mauro
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"Bruce’s work is absolutely amazing. I have been his customer for many years and ordered many beautifully designed jewelry pieces from him. He is always prompt in replying to my inquiries and requests. I do not live in Houston so I place my orders and communicate my requests through emails. With his great customer support and his knowledge in gems, Bruce is always able to craft and deliver my orders that surpass my expectations".
c stevens houston, texas
"I can't say enough great things about working with Bruce. My husband and I went to him to design our wedding sets and my engagement ring. From finding the right stone, to walking us through the design process - concept, CAD drawings, molds, and the final product - he was the best person we could have ever partnered with. He has the expertise and the resources for sure, but he also cares a great deal and it shows. He made what could have been a stressful or intimidating process into the most fun we could have had. If you want to design something new that is sure to become an heirloom, or if you need to re-imagine an heirloom you have inherited into something you love, Bruce is the one to work with. We love Bruce and I don't hesitate in giving him my highest recommendation".
g. chien reno, navada
"As you can see, he has applied a diversity of skills. His work is both artistic and meticulous..."
RONALD W. HARTGROVE - MASTER JEWELER
"My necklace is beautiful!!! As I have said before, I'm enjoying all my jewelry. It's nice to wear my sentimental pieces in a new way."
Nancy O'quinn, Houston, Texas
"His work is first rate. He was also very cooperative with the management and staff of the store insuring a high level of customer satisfaction."
Roy Cox, Mgr. Zales Corp. houston, texas
"....His works are also included in many private collections worldwide. St. Luke's is proud to have Bruce's collection on display in the Rotunda Gallery..."
St. Lukes, Houston, Texas
"My ring, which you designed, continues to give me enormous pleasure. I was amazed by your ability to translate my "ideas" into a real design and produce such a wonderful work of art. Thank you for all the time and effort you put into making the ring which I love to wear and will always treasure."
m. c. skidmore, associate director, the museum of fine arts. Houston, texas
"The purpose of this letter is to thank you for the quality work you have done for me and to recommend your work to others. In a day when low cost is chosen versus quality, it is good to know someone who does excellent quality work at a very reasonable prices. Since we met in 1980, you have designed and made a number of pieces for me, including a pendant, two rings, and helped me with getting my watch repaired. Not only have I developed a trust for you personally, but also for your excellent taste and workmanship. As you know, I have recommended your work on several occasions and you have never violated my trust. My wish for you would be success in whatever you do."
Eddie froehner, owner, the sporting life on mid lane. houston, texas
"I had a fantastic experience with this company. I contacted Bruce to redesign a ring for me using my existing stones and metal. I contacted Bruce to redesign some rings of mine into something new. He spent quite a bit of time, was thoroughly professional in our initial meeting and really listened to my design ideas and what I was looking for in a finished ring. He also thought of details necessary to the construction that I never would have thought of myself. He gave me a thorough itemized list of the total cost up front during our first meeting and was punctual in his timeline and the ring was ready in the exact time he estimated. The finished product was even better than I could have hoped for and the whole experience was smooth, professional and fantastic. I will definitely tell my friends and family members about this jeweler and will be happy to continue to do business with him in the future."
k. chilton houston, texas
"We wanted to use gems that we already had and have a custom ring designed based on my wife's style preference. Bruce sat down with us, drew up sketches based on my wife's desires and really listened to what she wanted. He worked with us a bit on the pricing and took his time to make sure we would be happy. The result was great and my wife is still thrilled with her ring. It was a great experience. Having attempted the same process at other jewelers in the past, we will not go anywhere else for this type of work again."
b. hoyem houston, texas