A. A. Benjamin, LTD. founded in 1994 by Amy Lawch, named the company after herself and her grandparents, (A. Amy, A. Anna and B. Benjamin) who instilled her with a love of jewelry. Her grandfather Benjamin was a diamond specialist in the Philadelphia, PA antique jewelry district. The office is located in the elegant Uptown/Galleria area in Houston, TX.
Our Mission Statement
- Provide excellent personal service to every client
- Every client to be treated with respect and courtesy
- Every transaction will be handled with integrity and honesty
- Price products and services fairly
- Provide education so the client can make his best choice
Amy Lawch GG, ISA, AM, is a graduate gemologist from the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) and a certified appraiser actively involved in the International Society of Appraisers. Ms. Lawch has been the subject of articles in Town & Country, Paper City, the Houston Chronicle, Houston Lifestyle, HTexas, and Jewish Herald Voice. Ms. Lawch is the owner of A. A. Benjamin, Ltd., a jewelry consulting and appraising business in Houston focusing on antique and estate jewelry. She frequently lectures on jewelry and has taught at the faculty of the Antique & Period Jewelry and Gemstone Conference. With her BA from Northwestern University and MBA in finance from University of Houston, Mrs. Lawch has combined her international financial background and passion for jewelry into a dynamic jewelry consulting business.
Besides her own business, Ms. Lawch was the Regional Representative for Bonhams Auctioneers. Headquartered in London, New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles. She was the representative of Ivey-Selkirk Auctioneers for five years. Amy represented Phillips Auctioneers from 1994 through 2001. Ms. Lawch managed Phillips’ Houston office and was responsible for all business activity in the Southern U. S. She assisted Phillips at their jewelry auctions in New York, London and Geneva.