Artabella Jewelry Appraisals

Tucson, Arizona, USA

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Tracy Lee Aros - Jewelry Appraiser
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About this Appraiser

Artabella Jewelry Appraisal principal, Tracy Lee Aros, is a Master Gemologist Appraiser® (M.G.A.) and one of Arizona′s most experienced and trusted appraisers. With over 20 years of professional expertise, Artabella Jewelry Appraisers provides highly accurate valuations of your precious and semi-precious gemstones along with assessments of contemporary, vintage, international and antique jewelry. Clients enjoy the convenience, excellent service and superior gemological advice they receive. Tracy′s knowledge is paired with a genuine interest in helping her clients. She is always willing to explain how and why pieces are valued the way they are in the current market.

Tracy Lee Aros is an independent appraiser, meaning she provides an unbiased valuation. Her reputation for thorough research, detailed documentation, timeliness and utmost professionalism makes her a first choice for many attorneys seeking to determine value or identify jewelry in pending litigation. She has served as an expert witness in many civil and criminal cases and has assisted in numerous arbitration proceedings. Artabella Jewelry Appraisals has long been a trusted provider of appraisal services for the US Customs Agency, as well as local and federal law enforcement, providing documentation of seized goods, and identification of jewelry or gems.

Convenience

Artabella Jewelry Appraisals is located at River Road and Campbell in Tucson, Arizona. The safe, secure office is easy to get to. For added security and convenience, Tracy can bring a complete portable lab to the comfort and privacy of your home, office or bank vault. Many appraisals can be completed during the time of your appointment. The Southern Arizona location is also convenient for Mexican clients to bring their items in for a professional US Dollar valuation.

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.
  • Laboratory-A.S.A.

Artabella Jewelry Appraisal Services

Insurance Valuations

Insurance appraisals are the most common type of jewelry and gem appraisals. They are used to obtain or renew insurance coverage on existing or newly acquired jewelry. Artabella Jewelry Appraisals reports contain exacting documentation used to establish the approximate retail replacement value of the item(s) to be insured and are accepted by all insurance companies.

Estate Appraisals

Artabella Jewelry Appraisals understands the sensitive circumstances surrounding estate appraisals. Fast and thorough documentation of the fair market value of the items are important to the settlement of the estate, yet emotion and sentiment are often deeply intertwined. Tracy works with compassion, respect and understanding to make the process as easy as possible. She can also assist in the equitable distribution to heirs, or the liquidation of the assets.

Equitable Distribution

When a collection of jewelry must be split among heirs, it is often necessary to have a fair market evaluation performed to facilitate the division. Tracy will prepare a report documenting the value of each piece. After distribution of the items, that report can be converted into individual insurance appraisals for the heirs.

Donation Appraisals

When a person plans on a large (in excess of $5,000) donation of jewelry to a non-profit organization, a donation appraisal report is required to file with their Federal Income Tax Return. Tracy can prepare an accurate appraisal and determine the fair market value of the donated jewelry items and will help fill out the IRS form.

Diamond Grading and Gem Stone Evaluation

As a Master Gemologist Appraiser, Tracy Lee Aros can help you evaluate the attributes of any diamond or gemstone. She can grade the stone, explain its qualities, and how they determine its value.

Brokerage Services

When it is time to sell your fine jewelry, vintage jewelry, gems or watches, you need an experienced professional to help navigate the many options. Artabella Jewelry Appraisals works with reputable buyers, gem dealers and auction houses, to give you peace of mind and secure the best prices. The process includes examining your items to determine the best options for their sale, along with an approximate liquidation value. They can guide you through the process of estate sale or auction, and stay with you every step of the way.

To discuss your appraisal needs, contact Tracy by using the contact buttons at the top of the page.

 

The Business

  • Private Practice only
  • Business mix: Mainly Appraisals
    Also Brokering
  • Principal + 0 staff Appraisers
  • Mon - Fri: 9.30am to 4pm
    Sat: 9.30am - 1pm
  • Mobile lab & at Appraiser's office

Financial

  • Time-based fees
  • All major cards accepted
  • Full valuation reports start at: Witheld

Qualifications

  • GG
  • MGA

Memberships

  • AGA
  • ASA, NAJA

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Location

Artabella Jewelry Appraisals
1760 East River Road #119
TUCSON
Arizona
AZ 85718

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  • Visitors by appointment only
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