A bit about us

tanzanitePhyllis Painter Designs creates heirloom-quality original jewelry that is at once both classic and fresh.

Building on a foundation of integrity and impeccable taste, Graduate Gemologist Phyllis Painter sources quality gems from throughout the world for jewelry designs conceived and created only in America. The items featured here are some of our earth’s best treasures.

Phyllis is a graduate of the Gemological Institute of America, Carlsbad, Calif., and the Jewelry Insurance Appraisal Institute, earning the title Certified Insurance Appraiser™.

Phyllis Painter

phyllisGraduate Gemologist Phyllis Painter combines a lifelong love of beautiful jewelry with years of experience and expertise gained from the Gemological Institute of America and Houston’s Glassell School of Art. A tireless globetrotter, she sees jewelry as wearable art from our earth.

Phyllis is also a recognized expert in gem identification and grading, a certified insurance appraiser, and a member of INSTORE MAGAZINE’s “Brain Squad.” For more than a decade, Phyllis Painter has been delighting her clients – many of whom have become good friends – with original creations. All models featured on this site come from that family of friends.

Thanks so much for visiting our web site. Welcome to fresh, genuine, and new. Any item here can also be modified to create a truly unique jewelry statement and future heirloom.

–Phyllis Painter, GG


scoutThis is Scout

scout logoPhyllis adopted the whippet logo after her pal Scout, who impressed all as loyal, elegant, regal and aloof.