Graduate Gemologist, Founder

JOSEPH R VILLARREAL custom jewelry designer austin

Joseph’s early passion for gemstones led him to pursue a career in gemology officially began over 28 years ago while attending the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) – “The World’s foremost authority on diamonds and colored gemstones.”

Joseph then pursued a career as a diamond and gemstone buyer in Dallas, TX where he was employed for 10 years. After much thought and careful planning, he then moved back to his home town in Austin, TX where he founded his jewelry business over 18 years ago.

From the start Joseph specialized in the arena of diamond sales including the unusual, surprising and sometimes the extravagant. In the years since, the business has grown and Villarreal Fine Jewelers has cultivated a loyal clientele that appreciates and share the ethos of beauty, quality, innovation and excellent customer service.