We go beyond the microscope to identify, authenticate, verify and grade diamonds and gemstones.
Gemology is a applied science. It is a scientific study of diamonds and colored gemstones. Our staff Graduate Gemologists attended the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) and includes a former instructor at GIA. They are skilled in the use and application of precision gemological instruments. Our past and present memberships include the International Society of Appraisers and the National Association of Jewelry Appraisers, to name a few. We have even been tested and passed the qualifications of USPAP through the Appraisers Association of America. We go beyond the microscope to identify, authenticate, verify and grade diamonds and colored gemstones.
Our appraisal statement of replacement report is based on scientifically determined facts and in depth research in the field of gemology as well as appraisal theory. Values determined are based on the most common and appropriate market as selected by the client during the initial consultation.
The gemological methods we use are standardized logical testing procedures that are non-invasive and do not harm the items tested. It is important to be able to distinguish natural diamonds and colored gemstones from lab grown and synthetics as well as enhancement treatments that may have been performed on the gemstones being evaluated.
Gemological testing and knowledge of appraisal theory are necessary for accurate evaluations and statements of replacement. With our state of the art gemological instruments and up to date training, we are able to deliver a finished product beyond the expectations of the client.
• Single Item Appraisal • If you have one piece of jewelry to appraise, allow approximately 1 hour and call for an appointment. Please provide a basic description of the item you are bringing in (example: one gold engagement ring with side stones). Bring any lab certificates or reports and any previous appraisals you may have.
• Multiple Item Appraisal • Please make an appointment and preferably leave the items for inspection. A bulk rate can be applied at 3 or more items.
• Consultation Services Only • Consultation Services Only is available for: selling, authentication, verification of color, clarity, size, etc., matching diamonds to lab certificates and more. Consultation Services Only does not come with any written reports. We do not offer "Oral or Verbal Appraisals" as this is in violation of appraisal standards.
Amber's Designs Fine Jewelry is committed to obtaining precious metals and gemstones and creating our jewelry ensuring that we are socially and environmentally responsible.
722 Pin Oak Road,
Katy TX 77494
Monday thru Friday 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM
Saturdays: 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Closed on Sundays