Tracey L. Kahle, GIA GG, ISA CAPP, Gems & Jewelry



Tracey L. Kahle
ISA member since Sep 10, 2007

(913) 912-9122 (Office)

13451 Briar Drive
Suite 200

Leawood, KS 66209 map

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 Tracey has experienced nearly 30 years of success purchasing and appraising loose gemstones and fine jewelry for local and nationally recognized luxury retail jewelers.  She holds the highest accreditation, Certified Appraiser of Personal Property, awarded by International Society of Appraiser.  She is current in USPAP, making her one of few local IRS-qualified appraisers of personal property. 

Tracey launched Kahle Appraisals LLC in 2015, a by-appointment personal jewelry appraisal service in a private office setting for the client’s comfort and discretion.  She also works onsite at the client’s home, office or bank vault. 

Tracey stresses the importance of impartial and accurate reporting to protect all parties involved in the process for which the appraisal is requested.  Tracey works with individuals, wealth managers, attorneys, insurance companies, and trust companies.


Ø  Fair Market Appraisals for estate tax and IRS charitable contribution tax deduction filing

Ø  Fair Market Appraisals to assist with equitable distribution of family estates

Ø  Fair Market Appraisals for dissolution of marriage

Ø  Insurance Replacement Appraisals for insurance coverage

Ø  Damage Report and Verification services for insurance claims departments




·       Graduate Gemologist Diploma in residence, 1988 Gemological Institute of America, Santa Monica, CA  

·       Apprenticeship under Tom Tivol, Tivol Plaza Inc., 1988-1990 Kansas City MO  

·       Advanced Fine Jewelry Sales, 1994 Gemological Institute of America  

·       Fracture Filling of Gemstones, 1994 Gemological Institute of America  

·       Identification of Synthetic Diamonds, 1996 Gemological Institute of America   

·       Certified Gemologist title, 2001American Gem Society   

·       Certified Gemologist Appraiser title, 2002 American Gem Society  

·       Advanced Personal Property Appraiser Course, 2005 American Gem Society   

·       Gemological Symposium, 2006 Gemological Institute of America  

·       Core Course in Appraisal Studies, 2007 International  Society of Appraisers 

·       Certified Appraiser of Personal Property, 2009 International Society of Appraisers 

·       Gemological Symposium, 2011 Gemological Institute of America  

·       Requalification - Certified Appraiser of Personal Property, 2013 International Society of Appraisers  

·       Requalification - Certified Appraiser of Personal Property, 2018 International Society of Appraisers




·       Clerical, Appraiser 1988-1990 , Tivol Plaza, Inc., Kansas City, MO

·       Sales Associate, Assistant Diamond Buyer, 1990-1997 McQueen Jewelers, Lawrence, KS

·       Appraiser, Assistant Buyer, 1997-2006 Jewelry By Design, Prairie Village, KS

·       Appraiser, Diamond and Gemstone Buyer, 2006-2014 Tivol Plaza, Inc., Kansas City, MO

·       Owner, 2014-present, Kahle Appraisals LLC, Overland Park, KS




·       Instructor, Johnson County Community College, 2006-2011 Overland Park, KS- Insurance Replacement of Jewelry Continuing Education Course




·       GIA Alumni Association 2000-Present

·       American Gem Society 2001-2006

·       International Society of Appraisers 2007-Present

    • Member, Designation and Review Committee
    • Member, Mentorship Committee
    • Secretary, Gems & Jewelry Committee

·       Accredited Gemologists Association 2014-Present

·       Foundation for Appraisal Education 2017-Present


  • Gemology/Gemstones
  • Jewelry
  • Jewelry - Diamonds
  • Jewelry - Estate
  • Jewelry - Watches


  • Appraisal Review
  • Divorce Settlements
  • Equitable Distribution
  • Estate Tax
  • Gemological
  • Insurance Claims
  • Tax Deductible Gifts

Performs Appraisals Of

  • Jewelry
  • Jewelry - Diamonds
  • Jewelry - Gemstones
  • Jewelry - Watches


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