Gemology Resources

Houston, Texas, United States

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Melissa Scarani - Gemologist Appraiser
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About this Appraiser

This leading independent jewelry appraisal and gemological laboratory services company has two experienced Graduate Gemologists on site. They offer quality service and appraisals for watches, fine and antique jewelry for insurance, estate, and tax purposes, as well as gemological laboratory reports.

This jewelry valuation and gem testing laboratory is equipped with sophisticated and cutting-edge instrumentation. A same-day service is available with an appointment. Gemology Resources is always ready to help its clients with any requests and guide them toward the service that best benefits them.

Jewelry Appraisal Services and Gemological Service Specialties:

  • Insurance appraisals & Estate appraisals
  • Antique & estate jewelry
  • Confidential in-home visits
  • Cataloging personal jewelry collections
  • Advanced Gemological Laboratory Services
  • Colored gemstone treatment identification & origin determination reports
  • Diamond grading reports, natural (mined) diamond & synthetic (lab-grown) diamond lab reports

Melissa Scarani, GG (GIA), FGA – Appraisal Manager

Melissa Scarani is an active gemologist who has been in the retail market for over 20 years, working for top credentialed jewelers of the American Gem Society (AGS). Melissa gained first-hand experience with world-famous brands like Rolex, Breitling, David Yurman, and many others. She also worked with fine antique jewelry for over a decade, becoming knowledgeable about the different periods of jewelry and brands such as Tiffany, Cartier, Buccellati, and David Webb.

Alberto Scarani, GG (IGI) – Gemological Laboratory Manager

Alberto Scarani is a goldsmith, Graduate Gemologist (IGI Antwerp), appraiser of the Chamber of Commerce, and Registered Expert of the Tribunal of Rome. He and Mikko Åström founded M&A Gemological Instruments in 2012, now called Magilabs, a company that produces advanced gemological instruments and developed Raman, UV-Vis-NIR, FTIR, and fluorescence spectrometers.

He has been a member of the UNI Commission ‘UNI/CT 010/GL 01 - Gemme e metalli preziosi’ for the revision of UNI rules about gems and precious metals. In addition to teaching, lecturing, and conducting workshops at Gem-A, AGA, HRD, MGJC, IGE, and Rome, Naples, and Bari universities, he is a jewelry and gemology author and journalist. The Rivista Italiana di Gemmologia is one of his publications. He received, with Mikko Åström, the Antonio C. Bonanno Award for Excellence in Gemology by the Accredited Gemologists Association in 2019.

Please use the email and phone contact links at the top of this page to discuss your appraisal or gem identification requirements.


The Business

  • Private Practice & Trade Appraiser
  • Business mix: Principally an Appraiser
    Also: Broker, Buyer and Seller
  • Principal + 1 staff appraiser
  • Mon - Fri: 10am to 5pm
  • Home visits and at Appraiser's office


  • Per-item based fees
  • All major cards accepted
  • Full appraisal reports start at $125


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  • CMA


  • AGA, Gem-A, GIA
  • NAJA


  • Alberto Scarani - AGA Award for Excellence in Gemology 2019


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Gemology Resources
2400 Augusta Drive, #435
TX 77057


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