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

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

6222 Richmond Ave. Suite 765 
Houston, Texas 77057

by appointment only
713 995-7975

Our New Jewelry Manufacturing, Metallurgical Repair Micro-Laser Welding Service Facility and Gemological Appraisal Laboratory - Centrally Located in Houston, Texas 

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)

Designs In Gems®  - Bruce J. Snider M.S., G.G.-GIA has been a Diamond Broker, Jewelry Appraiser and Professional Fashion Jewelry Designer since 1980 with extensive knowledge and experience at hand picking a suitable graded or non-graded stone for you according to your taste and budget. Bruce J. Snider is an award winning artist, and a Graduate Gemologist from the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) and holds a Master of Science in Economic Development from the University of Houston System. 

We do not sell conflict diamonds.

On-Site Jewelry Repair with a fully equipped jewelry repair shop specializing in ring sizing, new prongs and re-tipping, shank replacement, stone setting, cabbing, and much more!

Gemological Laboratory Appraisals Our State-of-the-art Gemological Laboratory allows us to perform accurate jewelry, diamond and gemstone appraisals for both private and corporate clients. Bruce J Snider M.S., G.G.-GIA is a Graduate Gemologist from the Gemological Institute of America. He Started his jewelry design and appraisal career in 1980 and is listed with Jewelers Mutual and Chubb Insurance.

Manufacturing Over 30 years experience in Casting, Finishing & Assembly of Precious Metal Components using state of the art, contemporary and traditional methods of application.

Hand Engraving January 4th, 2017, I had the opportunity to study 3 days of hand engraving under one of the top master hand engravers in the U.S. with the goal of engraving fine jewelry as well as firearms someday - utilizing the skills attained as a craftsman and goldsmith along with my background as a wildlife illustrator (see my biography on the About Us page). Give me a couple of years of practice before requesting custom work. Still learning at my age! I will be publishing photos along the way. 

Bruce J. Snider

Scientific • Industrial • Medical • Automotive • Robotics • Gunsmiths 

A Division of Bruce J. Snider, Inc. - Micro Laser Welding  on a Wide Variety of Metals and Components. 
The most flexible laser welding machine in its class capable of welding most metal alloys. 

Micro Laser Welding Offering Micro-Laser Welding on a Wide Variety of Metals and Components (size and weight limitations apply). Our laser welder offers distinct advantages over TIG welders, like superior weld quality, excellent for precise applications, low heat input, no distortion or discoloration on the surrounding weld base metals, almost undetectable weld after re-finishing, no preheating is required, minimal restoration time, hard and strong weld is attributed to rapid solidification - 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. 

CAD Design & Robotic Milling Utilizing Rhino Based Application Jewel Studio

Designs In Gems® is registered with the State of Hawaii - 
offering private custom design and appraisal shows, 
diamond brokerage and jewelry repair services.