Hand Crafted Jewelry by Designs In Gems®
Graduate Gemologist - Gemological Institute of America 








Bruce J Snider Jewelers, Inc. Designs In Gems®
Gemological Laboratory Appraisals

6222 Richmond Ave. Suite 765 
Houston, Texas 77057

by appointment only
713 995-7975



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: 





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 in the design, manufacturing and repair of fine jewelry. Bruce 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. 







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!