Tracy Hayes Bio

Tracy Hayes

Tracy Hayes

Graduate Gemologist (GIA)

Certified Gemologist Appraiser (AGS)

Tracy was raised in Winston-Salem and earned her BFA in painting from University of North Carolina at Greensboro, where she met her husband. It was her experience with Jewelsmith designing her engagement ring that led her to a career in jewelry. She began as a bench jeweler at a small store in Greensboro while obtaining her GG through Gemological Institute of America. Tracy joined the Jewelsmith team as a Graduate Gemologist in 2014 and went on to earn her Certified Gemologist Appraiser Certification through AGS in 2017. When she’s not taking in the awesomeness that is the Earth’s creation of gemstones, she enjoys “yardening,” coffee, and spending time with her husband, sons, and cat.

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