My name is Alan R. Tonkover, president of A.R.T. Jewelry LLC. I am a professional jewelry appraiser and a native Rhode Islander whose family has been in the jewelry business for more than three generations.
I earned a Graduate Gemologist Degree from GIA, the Gemological Institute of America. GIA is the most recognized institution of higher learning in the country for gemology training. I am also a Certified Gemologist from AGS, the American Gem Society, and a registered professional Master Valuer, accredited by the California Institute of Jewelry Training. I am required to take annual certification exams, and I continually take courses and attend workshops to stay current with the latest technology and new advances in the gemological industry.
After completing my education, I was employed in the diamond and jewelry district in New York. For eight years, I worked for some of the biggest companies in the jewelry industry as a diamond grader and a valuation specialist.
Thank you for taking the time to learn about A.R.T. Jewelry LLC. Collectively, my family on both sides represents three generations of professional knowledge and experience in all aspects of the jewelry business. When you need an appraisal, let me put that knowledge and experience to work for you.