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Ben Gordon, MGG/A

Master Graduate Gemologist/ Appraiser

5433 Westheimer, Suite 606
Houston, TX 77056
phone: 713.961.1432
email: Ben Gordon

Gemological Institute of America
Graduate Gemologist, 1967
Master Graduate Gemologist/Appraiser, 1996

American Gem Society Annual Conclave
Attends educational seminars
Color vision tested every two years
Yearly re-certification

Indiana University
Participated in Certified Appraiser of Personal Property Program

New York University
Bachelor of Science in Business, 1959
Masters of Business Administration, 1961

Experience:    1953  55 years  2008

The Jewelry Judge
Texas Independent Jewelry Appraisers


Gordon's Jewelry Corporation   Houston, TX
Vice President of Merchandising for Fine Jewelry Division

Botell Ring Company   New York, NY
Production Manager and Buyer


  • Expert witness for government agencies and various law firms
  • Assists law enforcement agencies in recovering stolen gems and jewelry
  • Appears on TV and radio as a recognized authority on appraising gems and jewelry
  • Appears as guest speaker for gem and jewelry shows, seminars, and workshops
Professional Organizations:

  • National Association of Jewelry Appraisers
  • Texas Jewelers Association
  • Gemological Institute of America Alumni Member