Richard D Armstrong, RGA GG GP

Richard Armstrong, of Armstrong Gemmology, is a Graduate Gemologist and Independent Jewelry Appraiser based in Flint TX, offering same-day jewelry appraisals on all silver, gold, platinum, gem and diamond jewelry.

The business is located just south of Tyler Texas but has a client-base covering the Palestine, Longview, Athens and Jacksonville areas but also as far afield as Dallas, Fort Worth, Shreveport and throughout N.E. Texas.

  • Same-Day or While-you-Wait service
  • Full gemological laboratory
  • Fees are quoted and agreed before work commences
  • Totally independent
  • Qualified and experienced appraiser
  • Detailed reports

Jewelry Appraisal

Graduate Gemologist with the Gemological Institute of America, Certified Member of the National Association of Jewelry Appraisers (NAJA) and a member of the Association of Independent Jewellery Valuers, a Registered Gemologist Appraiser with the International School of Gemology (ISG) and a Crown of Light® Diamond Appraiser. This business does not buy, sell or broker jewelry, diamonds or gemstones.

gem and diamond ring

Insurance Replacement Appraisals form the bulk of the assignments but jewelry appraisal reports are available for all purposes, including, but not restricted to:

  • Divorce
  • Estate and Gift Tax Assessment
  • Donation and Casualty Loss
  • Liquidation

Contact Richard with an outline of the jewelry you wish to be appraised. A reply within 24 hours will give an estimate for carrying out the work. A firm quote will be confirmed for your consideration once the items have been seen at the start of your appointment.


Richard has spent most of his life surrounded by gems, crystals and minerals. He specializes in the identification, grading and appraisal of unusual and rare gemstone materials. Reports can be prepared for:

  • Identification of gemstones, crystals and minerals
  • Damage Assessment
  • Identification of gemstone treatments
  • Opinion of gemstone origin (not always possible)

Armstrong Gemmology also publish a book on gemstone absorption spectra and supply two useful gemological tools for gemology students and professional gemologists.

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