Tracy Lee Aros

Artabella Jewelry Appraisers is owned by Tracy Lee Aros, a resident G.I.A. Graduate Gemologist (GG), a senior member of the American Society of Appraisers A.S.A. and a Master Gemologist Appraiser®(M.G.A.). Artabella has been in business since 1994 and is one of Southern Arizona’s leading jewelry appraisal services, offering a wide range of expertise in all matters relating to jewelry.

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Education:

  • Master Gemologist Appraiser®(M.G.A.)*
  • Graduate Gemologist of the Gemological Institute of America (G.G.)
  • Senior Member of the American Society of Appraisers (A.S.A.)
  • Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice Exam
  • Advanced Diamond and/or Colored Stone Grading (Gemological Institute of America/Accredited Gemologist Association)

Associations:

  • Accredited Gemologist Association (A.G.A.)
  • American Society of Appraisers (A.S.A.)
  • Arizona Jewelers Association (A.J.A.)
  • National Association of Jewelry Appraisers

Laboratory:

  • Certified Gemological Laboratory-A.G.A.
  • Registered Gemological Laboratory-A.S.A.

Experience:

  • Board of Directors of the Arizona Jewelers Association
  • American Society of Appraisers: Vice Pres., Tucson Chapter 1996-2000
  • Secretary, Tucson Chapter 1994-1996
  • Treasurer, Tucson Chapter 1992-1994
  • Public Relations Dir., Tucson Chapter 1992-1994
  • Manager, Caldwell Jewelry Corp. 1989-1994
  • Jewelry Sales, major department store 1985-1989
  • Appraising Career Began in 1989
  • Entered the Jewelry Industry in 1985
  • Assist U.S. Custom Service and Local Authorities
  • Estate and Legal Work for Local Law Firms

*To assure that competent, relevant, current valuation counsel will be available to the Public, A.S.A. requires A.S.A. Master Gemologist Appraisers® to recertify on a regular five-year basis. This mandatory program emphasizes professional participation in a continuing education progress. The program interfaces with the Society’s Principles of Valuation courses, its examination procedures, and with the Valuation Sciences Degree Programs. An A.S.A.-Master Gemologist Appraiser® must own or be employed by an owner of an Accredited Gemological Laboratory.

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