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.
Serving the Houston Area.
From Business: Since 1955, Sencer Appraisal Associates has been providing professional tangible asset appraisal services to lenders, tax authorities and business leaders across …
2210 Westheimer RdHouston, TX 77098
From Business: Reiner's Fine Jewelry has been serving the Houston area for over 68 years. We pride ourselves on giving you the service that you want and deserve. Our master jewelers will help you find the right item for that special occasion or your loved one. Reiner's offers the most competitive pricing day in and day out. Our prices do…
Phyllis Tucker is one of the most interesting and faceted shop owners you will ever meet, and her antiques store reflects this well. She specializes in silver and antique linens, and her pieces are often very affordable and always elegant. If she does not have the item/flatware piece/ linen/ bo…
815 Walker St Ste 1140Houston, TX 77002
From Business: Formed in 1991, HFBE Capital, LP an independent securities valuation and investment banking firm that provides various related services. Located in Houston, Texas, the firm offers its vast customer base a range of services that include valuations, fairness opinions, merger and acquisition advisory services and private plac…
I made an appointment to see the “Jewelry Judge”, Ben Carson on Saturday morning and was able to secure a time slot that same afternoon. I went with my fiancee and we were greeted by a lady who went through the step by step process with us. She was kind and informative. She asked us if we had the GIA certification with us and was told to not show Mr. Carson until he was finished the appraisal. This way, they could compare and show us the results or “accuracy” of their appraisal.The whole experience was just fascinating. You can immediately tell that he has such a passion for his work. He was extremely thorough and sure enough, he was able to match the specifications on the GIA certificate. He was also very helpful in giving information such as insurance, cleaning, maintaining etc.We were in and out in about an hour and my ring never left my sight. 5 star service that’s well worth the price!
Today I took my old and new bridal sets and my daughter's new engagement ring to Ben Gordon for appraisal for insurance purposes. He and his apprentice, Carol, were very professional and delightful. They both explained each step of the process of the appraisal and when I left I was not only presented with professional documents with color pictures... I left with knowledge about the jewelry that I had appraised. I foundd the entire process to be facinating. Mr. Gordon is charming and very knowledgable in his trade. I also felt he charged a very fair price for his work. I would high recommend him. As far as I am concerned he has me as a customer for life.
Great Experience!We read such great reviews on line and figured this was our best bet for jewelry appraisal. We brought in a number of old family pieces we weren't sure about. The whole "team" was welcoming, professional and just made us feel at home. Ben (Mr. Gordon) was delightful and informative as he got down to business. His years in the biz make him top quality, but his passion & enthusiasm is equal. Ben's wife, Linda was wonderful, helping us make decisions about repairs on a few rings. We have been in a couple times for appraisals and repairs. We always leave smiling! Glad we believed those reviews!
I did not know having your jewelry appraised can be an awesome experience. I was impressed and enjoyed every step it was a great learning experience. Mr Gordon is the "Master". I was grinning ear to ear as he blurted all the right info about my piece. It truly is service with a heart. Linda and Mary were so genuine and friendly. I should call them the awesome theresome���� Look no further this is the ultimate place to go for appraisal. Excellent service, friendliest staff, secured site, yumny chocolate, surprise important gift...they have this down to a science! Thank u!
Fantastic Experience.I needed two watches appraised for insurance. I called, made a same day appointment, and was met by Linda G. at the door. She was really kind and knowledgable. I then went through the appraisal process with Mary, who was very thorough, organized, and kind. Ben G. was also there and collaborated with Mary through the process. This appraisal office is incredible. Not only are they fair and honest, they are FUN. Great experience all around.
I had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Gordon and his staff today while having two pieces appraised. He was so personable! He explained every aspect of the apprasial process and I was in the room the entire time. Mr. Gordon identified a loose stone during the examination. I was able to have the loose stone repaired and both pieces polished before my departure!! The prices were very readable for the quality of service received. Thank you again Mr. Gordon!!
Selected Ben to have an out of state stone shipped to for evaluation prior to buying! The seller felt comfortable with an independent person and so did I - he is incredible in his knowledge and experience, truthful, honest, pleasant, and extremely accurate and helpful! A pure pleasure to have as an ally in the jewelry world - I hope I have the opportunity to work with him even more in the future!
I could not have been more pleased with how my appraisal with Mr. Gordon went. Very professional, extremely accommodating and knowledgeable. A very welcoming atmosphere. Great rates, resized the ring, shined it. It looked brand new. My fiancée was absolutely stunned at how amazing the ring looked. Thank you Mr. Gordon for a great jewelry appraisal experience. I would recommend him to anyone.
Everyone in the office is very professional and personable. They look time to explain the entire process and I was impressed that both Ben and Mary reviewed my bracelet and independently arrived at the same conclusion. The appraisal report was very detailed and the entire experience was exceptional. I will definitely use them again and highly recommend this team - excellent!