At Facet Foundry Jewelry Studio we provide detailed appraisals performed by an experienced Graduate Gemologist. We closely inspect your jewelry and provide you with images and documentation . We provide appraisals for Insurance Replacement, Estate Appraisal, Bankruptcy, Liquidation, and Divorce. Our Graduate Gemologist takes a variety of factors into account when determining a piece’s value, such as lab reports and previous receipts, the quality of the gemstones and metals,  and the current retail price of similar pieces available today.

Tony Laughter is an Independent Jewelry Appraiser with over 25 years of experience. He is a Graduate Gemologist (GIA) and is a Certified Insurance Appraiser (JCRS). Tony holds numerous jewelry appraisal credentials including a bachelor's degree in Geology from Colorado State University, Antique & Period Jewelry Specialty and Swiss watch product training. Tony built on a solid gemological foundation while working for the nation's most prestigious companies - selling fine jewelry, buying estates, and leading the appraisal departments. Tony provides detailed documents with photos for Insurance Appraisal, Estate Appraisal, Bankruptcy, Liquidation, and Divorce. 


Call us for rates, questions and drop off time for jewelry items.


Custom Design

Our specialty at Facet Foundry, custom design, enables you to see your vision come to life in a handcrafted one-of-a-kind piece of art!  Learn more able our custom process here

You will see your custom piece in every phase of its completion, providing you the opportunity to make changes.  Once the CAD rendering is approved, a 3D printed model is made from which the piece is cast.

In many cases, a custom piece can cost less than brand-name jewelry. There can be a considerable savings if you supply your own gold, diamonds, or gemstones.

Repairs & Restoration

Since 1992, Facet Foundry Jewelry Studio has provided expert jewelry repair and restoration on-site using a combination of Old World craftsmanship and modern technology. 


We repair gold, platinum, sterling, and costume jewelry using the precision of laser-welding technology. One of the greatest compliments we receive is when other jewelers recommend their customer to us.


Facet Foundry Jewelry also offers pearl restringing and watch repair.




Facet Foundry Jewelry Studio offers both machine and hand-engraving. We can embellish or personalize your jewelry, or small gift, with an engraved monogram, message or design.


For hand-engraved coat-of-arms and family crests, we use the specialized services of Heraldica, a New York company whose hand engravers excel at their specialty for a very reasonable price.


Facet Foundry Jewelry Studio can also personalize charms and pendants with your child's artwork, this makes a great one-of-a-kind gift for parents, grandparents, teachers, and more!

Gold & Estate Buying

We buy and sell diamonds, estate jewelry, gold, and silver all day, every day that we are open.  


We also offer a trade-in-value on gold toward custom pieces that we create.  


Do you have a piece of jewelry that you no longer wear, but would like to maximize your return?  Try consigning with us. Facet Foundry Jewelry Studio will advertise your pieces and sell them for you.  


Come in and talk to one of our associates today about this easy, risk free way to turn your diamond or gemstone jewelry into dollars.

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Facet Foundry Jewelry Studio

530 South New Hope Road

Gastonia, NC 28054

Just 21 miles from

Uptown Charlotte

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