Tracy A. Bowen History
GIA Graduate Gemologist and Independent Jewelry Appraiser in Salt Lake City, Utah
After earning his Graduate Gemologist Diploma in residence at the Gemological Institute of America in Santa Monica, CA., Tracy started the first six years of his career continuing his education by joining G.I.A. as one of their Diamond Course Instructors. He also taught Colored Stones and Gem Identification and represented G.I.A. as an traveling instructor teaching around the USA and overseas to locations such as Hong Kong, Singapore and Bangkok. He also took advantage of G.I.A.’s policy of encouraging employees to work in the Gem Trade Laboratory as a Diamond Grader and he spent time in the Research Laboratory working with some of the World’s rarest and best examples of minerals and gemstones.
Over the last thirty years Tracy has appraised tens of thousands of jewelry pieces ranging from modest classics to the truly outrageous. He enjoys his profession and is most excited when faced with a unknown gemstone that requires deductive thought and testing to reveal its true identity.
After exploring and working around the country for the first two thirds of his career he returned to Salt Lake City to raise his children and take advantage of living and playing in one of the most beautiful States in the country.