Tracey Kahle earned the prestigious Graduate Gemologist title at the Gemological Institute of America in 1988, followed by an apprenticeship with renowned Harold and Tom Tivol. During her career, she worked closely with a jewelry designer, becoming very knowledgeable about buying and manufacturing processes. In fact, she served as Appraiser and Senior Gemologist in one of the country’s most recognized jewelry retailers.

Tracey returned to Tivol where she managed the appraisal department since 2006. She was consulted daily for advice regarding gemstones, appraisals and diamonds. She conducted Jewelry Insurance Replacement continuing education classes at JCCC, sharing important information with insurance agents and adjustors to help better serve their clients.

Continuing education has always been important to Tracey. She has studied Appraisal Methodology and Appraisal Report Writing with the American Gem Society and International Society of Appraisers (ISA). Tracey holds the highest designation, Certified Appraiser of Personal Property (ISA), making her the most credentialed jewelry appraiser in the Kansas City metro area.