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


Aka Miho for Designs In Gems ®


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




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.











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)









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.




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. 






Hand Engraving 

On January 4th, 2017, I had the opportunity to study 4 days (I need 4 years) of hand engraving under one of the top Master Engravers in the U.S. with the goal of engraving fine jewelry as well as firearms.

Utilizing the skills developed over the last 30+ years as a jeweler along with my lengthy background as a wildlife illustrator (since 1977 - see my biography on the About Us page) I am now offering Hand Engraving with limitations. Still learning at my age! I will be publishing photos along the way. 

Thanks,
Bruce J. Snider






CAD Design & Robotic Milling Utilizing Rhino Based Application Jewel Studio



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. 
Call 713 995-7975 or email your questions to: 







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