Credentialed appraiser with more than 30 years’ jewelry industry experience.
Education portfolio includes Gemological Institute of America Graduate Gemologist and American Society of Appraisers advanced valuation coursework.
Russell Orms, GIA GG
Jewelry & Watches
We have a trusted network of brokers, antique specialists, repair experts, and designers.
During your appointment we take photos and specs of your jewelry. You take your pieces with you. Appointments are usually 30 minutes. Once the report is complete, you will receive a PDF that includes a description, digital images, diamonds plots, and a glossary of related industry terms.
Appraisals start at $175
Greyhouse Jewelry Appraisal & Consulting is an Austin-based company that is owned and operated by jewelry appraiser Russell Orms GG, GIA. With more than 30 years’ experience in the jewelry industry, Russell offers a rare combination of expertise that includes appraisals, estate consulting, national custom design shows, retail management, luxury sales, and concept to completion manufacturing.
Gemological Institute of America (GIA)
American Society of Appraisers (ASA)
Texas A&M University
Graduate Gemologist (GIA)
GIA Advance Diamond Grading 2014
ASA Ethics Exam 2013
GIA Gemological Identification 2012
GIA Gem Identification Lab 2012
GIA Colored Stone Lab 2011
GIA Colored Stones 2011
GIA Accredited Jewelry Professional 2011
GIA Jewelry Essentials 2011
GIA Graduate Diamonds 2011
GIA Diamond Grading Lab 2011
GIA Colored Stone Essentials 2011
GIA Diamonds and Diamond Grading 2010
GIA Diamond Essentials 2010
ASA Advanced Coursework 2013
--Introduction to Personal Property Valuation
--Personal Property Valuation Methodology
--Personal Property Valuation—Report Writing
--Personal Property Valuation—The Legal and Commercial Environment
Gemological Institute of America
National Association of Jewelry Appraisers
We lease office space inside Calvin’s Fine Jewelry
3181 Far West Boulevard, Suite 102, Austin, Texas 78731
Hours---By Appointment Only
*exceptional pieces may have higher rates and will be estimated at time of examination.