About Us

Keith Shaftel, President and CEO Senior Diamond and Jewelry Buyer

Mr. Shaftel’s diamond and jewelry buying experience spans over thirty years. Shaftel has always been a firm believer in the importance of the secondary diamond market and treating clients with respect whether buying or selling, he actually instituted an exclusive 75% buy-back policy for diamonds purchased from the Shaftel Diamond Company at any time! You can read the details      of that policy on the Shaftel Diamond website. As an extension of this philosophy, Mr. Shaftel initiated BondedBuyers.com which now occupies a jewelry and diamond showroom on the ground floor of Houston’s premier jewelry trade wholesale building along with its parent company, Shaftel Diamond Co. which has consistently enjoyed a top credit rating from The Jewelers Board of Trade. Mr. Shaftel is also a member in good standing of the prestigious Diamond Dealers Club of New York (DDC,) an organization dedicated to maintaining the highest ethical standards in diamond trading as well as the American Gem Trade Association (AGTA), a similar organization for the colored stone industry.

Danny Shaftel
General ManagerGIA trained in diamonds, Danny Shaftel was a welcome addition to the family business after graduating from the University of Colorado. In charge of merchandise flow and processing operations, it is Danny’s responsibility to make sure that all client items are carefully checked in, accurately recorded and meticulously evaluated.

Keren Gutierrez 

Assistant Diamond and Jewelry Buyer

GIA trained Graduate Gemologist, Keren assists in the receiving process and will do preliminary testing and assessments, on incoming items. With extensive retail experience in the employ of Bailey Banks and Biddle and Ben Bridge Jewelers, Keren provides insight regarding fashion trends and retail liquidity, which can often result in a higher cash valuation of your item.

Robert Chramosta
Coin Buyer-NumismatistRob has been a member of the American Numismatic Association (ANA) since 1979 and was a professional Grader and Authenticator for The American Numismatic Authentication and Certification Service (ANACS) from 1988-89. Also a member of the prestigious Professional Numismatic Guild (PNG) as well as several other Numismatic Associations, Rob is uniquely qualified and ethically bound to handle and evaluate your single coins and complete collections with great diligence. At the age of six, when the rest of us were playing touch football, we have pictures of Rob on his living room floor studying his coins. We love him anyway.