The office is a small, intimate setting and you can tell the team has worked together for a while, they are like a little family. Ben is an energetic and charming former New Yorker who displays an easy, playful passion for his work and it is clear he is an expert, once you sit down with him. I brought in my bridal set to be re-appraised and without seeing the previous appraisal he was right on target with his appraisal, from the quality and materials to the time-frame and locations the pieces were created (one part was an antique and the other more modern -he called them down to the year just by looking at them). I loved that I could sit with him and he explained the process, showed me how he compared color and determined clarity, gave me information about the markings and how he determines when and where they are made, what stones were machine vs hand cut, and how to best care for and handle the pieces. I also brought in several items I inherited from grand- and great-grand mothers that I wanted more information about. He offered a consultation and was able to tell me what each item was (what stones, synthetic vs. authentic, etc) as well as approximate value of each. The appraisal documents were thorough and professional and they sent me off with a little cleaning kit and promotional items, as well as labeled baggies for all the items they counseled me on. It was a very pleasant and informative experience that I would recommend to anyone.
1600 E Highway 6Alvin, TX 77511
From Business: We have served the greater Houston area for twenty-eight years with trusted expertise in fine jewelry, diamonds, and gem stones. We now offer unbeatable wholesale p…
5433 Westheimer Rd Ste 606Houston, TX 77056
From Business: Independent Jewelry Appraisals: Written & Email Reports provided. Consultations for the Buyer and Seller.
I had a lot of jewelry from my family estates, and I didn't know what was real and what was not. These folks worked with me for two days, and when I…
In an era when everyone writes to talk about what went wrong, I wanted to write and talk about everything that went right. I must commend you and your entire staff for the positive experience I had with your company. Being unfamiliar with jewelry values made my position as Conservator and Administrator of Estates a confusing and often difficult one. I came to your office as a complete novice and you took the time to show me the process you undertake to appraise jewelry. You patiently answered my questions without making me feel that I was wasting your time. You made me completely comfortable leaving my jewelry in your possession while you completed the process. I am now committed to using your services “long distance” and will forward further pieces to you as appraisals are needed. The final report that you provided gave me detailed information for both insurance and estate purposes. The pictures that the report included insures that I can identify and account for all jewelry under my control. The reports have already proved invaluable as I met with other attorneys to discuss estate values. Thank you so much for your professional services. I can assure you that our professional relationship will continue in the future.
So I don't know a lot about diamonds, and I went out and bought a ring for my girlfriend. I bring it home and my parents ask me for the paper work and all they gave me was a bill of sale. I didn't know diamonds needed to come with paper work. So I call up the jeweler and he explains how there are certified and uncertified diamonds, and tells me that if I wanted paper work to go to an independent appraiser. So after seeing the many "5 star reviews" Ben Gordon of the jewelery judge, I became very excited to meet with him. After signing in with his wife, they took me into their lab and there I met Ben and another gemologist Christy, and they were very professional and friendly. (When i first called Ben he answered the phone with so much charisma (sp?)) He was very friendly and very informative. I knew already that I wasn't coming in there with the absolute best diamond in the world. But he and his team treated it as if it were the "Hope diamond". They steam cleaned it and everything! I not only came out there with a certificate and an appraisal, I left with more knowledge about diamonds that will help me with future purchase. I couldn't be more happier with my experience with Mr. Gordon and his team. Thank you