Founder, Graduate Gemologist

JOSEPH R VILLARREAL custom jewelry designer austin

Even before the beginning of his career as a Graduate Gemologist, founder Joseph Villarreal was fascinated by unusual rocks, minerals and ultimately diamonds and precious gemstones. To further his interest and gain entry to the jewelry industry, Joseph studied Gemology at the prestigious Gemological Institute of America – “The World’s Foremost Authority in Gemology.” He then earned his Graduate Gemologist diploma, a highly valued accolade that has world-wide recognition.

After 10 years of working in the wholesale jewelry and diamond industry in Dallas, Texas, Joseph decided to move back to his home town in Austin, Texas. He then opened a jewelry company of his own. Since inception in 1997, the business has grown. Villarreal Fine Jewelers, through Joseph’s diligence and hard work, has cultivated a loyal clientele that appreciates his level of care, integrity and principled customer service.

As the many 5-Star Reviews on Google attest, Villarreal Fine Jewelers has become Austin’s most trusted jewelry professional for custom designed jewelry, including diamond engagement rings, diamond anniversary rings and other special occasion jewelry marking life’s most special moments.