Joseph R. Villarreal
Founder & Graduate Gemologist
Prior to 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 hometown in Austin and opened a jewelry company of his own. Since its inception in 1997, Villarreal Fine Jewelers has grown through Joseph’s diligence and hard work. It has cultivated a loyal clientele who appreciate his level of care, integrity and principled customer service.
As the many 5-Star Google Reviews 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.