About Us

Fine Jewelry is made in 18k, 14k white, rose, yellow gold and platinum for wedding rings, birthday gemstones, valentines, anniversaries and graduations. I also design company logo lapel pins, keychain rings in gold, silver and platinum. I’m open for ideas to accommodate my clients.

Insurance appraisals and jewelry evaluations, gemstone identifications and gemstone testing are done on our premises, usually while clients wait. Fees for diamond consultations, expert opinions, appraisals and repairs are based on time and quantity. We provide insurance replacement damage reports and cost replacement estimates.

I enjoy working with clients who appreciate quality and fine workmanship, who are committed and love to learn more about fine jewelry and gemstones from a professional Graduate Gemologist and a store owner, first-hand.

Nader Ayad

naderI am Nader Ayad, Graduate Gemologist, (GIA) 1986; I.S.A., 1992. I am a fourth-generation Jeweler, graduated as Gemologist, resident campus, at the Gemological Institute of America, Santa Monica, California. I have been working continuously in the Bay Area since then, in Union Square, San Francisco, Palo Alto and Fremont.

My industry is very competitive. Acquiring fine jewelry, by definition, is not an investment. If affordable or needed, it is a tasteful self-indulgence, a conversation piece, for recognitions and marketing. I help making special occasions even more special.

Acquiring jewelry does not depreciate your net worth: it makes you stand out, but not get lost in the crowd. A commemorative precious gift for your special event will safeguard life-lasting memories; practical art which can be passed on from one generation to another.

Roberta Ayad, Vice President

robertaRoberta has extensive jewelry experience – 20 years in all.

She has worked with Bailey Banks & Biddle as a store manager, in addition to serving as a sales associate at Carlyle Jewelers and Granat Bros. at Stanford Shopping Center in Palo Alto. She and husband Nader have operated Mission Hills Gallery Jewelers for nearly seven years. Roberta loves her job.

“If you’re working around diamonds all day, how rough can it be?” Roberta says.

Roberta and Nader, who is a fourth-generation jeweler, run the entire operation, and take pride in design and appraisals – their specialties. Nader graduated as a gemologist from G.I.A. in Santa Monica, Calif.

What makes Mission San Jose’s Mission Hills Gallery so unique?

“We treat every client as a special individual,” Roberta says. “We do everything in house, offering full service.”