Mark T. Cartwright, ASA, MGA, CMA, GIA GG

Current Professional Designations

ASA: Accredited Senior Appraiser, American Society of Appraisers
MGA: Master Gemologist Appraiser®, American Society of Appraisers
CMA: Certified Master Appraiser, National Association of Jewelry Appraisers
GIA GG: Graduate Gemologist, Gemological Institute of America



 

 

Professional Experience

2019 – present Sapphire Sky, Inc.; Gemologically Speaking, Albuquerque, NM
2001 – 2019 Sapphire Sky, Inc., The Gem Lab I.C.G.A., Fayetteville, AR
1996 – 2001 Underwood’s Jewelers, Fayetteville, AR
1982 – 1996 Sapphire Sky Jewelry, El Paso, TX
1974 – 1979 El Gato Enterprises, Austin, TX

   

Continuing Education and Professional Development

Accredited Gemologist Association

  • Conference, 1 day, Tucson, AZ, attendee: 2005, 2008, 2011, 2013, 2014

The American Gem Society

  • 2005 Independent Certified Gemologist Appraiser designation (ICGA); (RELINQUISHED 2019)
  • 2000 Appraisals courses I and II, comprehensive examination and earning Certified Gemologist Appraiser designation
  • 1988 The AGS Way course and examination earning Registered Jeweler designation

American Society of Appraisers

  • 2019 GIA / ASA GJ400, Advanced Synthetic Diamond Detection Seminar, 2 days
  • 2019 ASA PP440, Appraisers and the Legal Environment, Post-loss Litigation
  • 2019, 2018, 2016, Co-Instructor GJ203, “Appraising Gems and Jewelry for Advanced Assignments, Development and
    Report Writing”, 27 hrs.
  • 2017 Co-Instructor GJ203, “Appraising Gems and Jewelry for Advanced Assignments, Development and Report Writing”
  • 2016 Co-Developer GJ203, “Appraising Gems and Jewelry for Advanced Assignments, Development and Report Writing”
  • 2019, 2015 International Valuation Conference, 27 hours
  • 2014 Master Gemologist Appraiser® designation earned (MGA)
    2013 Completed all requirements earning advancement to Accredited Senior Appraiser designation (ASA)
  • 2013 GJ 209 Advanced Diamond Grading, 16 hours
  • 2013 GJ 210 Master Gemologist Appraiser practicum and examination
  • 2008 Symposium, 1 day, “Practicing Before the IRS: A Guide for Personal Property Appraisers”

The Appraisal Fountation

  • 7 Hour National USPAP course: 2018, 2016, 2014
  • 15 Hour National USPAP course and examination passed: 2012, 2007

The International Society of Appraisers

  • 2008 Certified Appraiser of Personal Property designation earned “ISA CAPP” (RELINQUISHED 2013)
  • 2001 The Appraisal of Antique and Period Jewelry Course, 5 days
  • 2001 Core Course in Appraisal Methodology 101, 102 and 103, 9 days; awarded Accredited Member designation

Jewelers Education Foundation

  • 2005 Advanced Personal Property Appraising Course I, II and III, Advanced Personal Property Appraiser designation
  • 1995 Professional Appraising Foundation Course I, 3 days, Tucson, AZ

Gemological Institute of America

  • 2001 Diamond Grading Laboratory, 5 days (Graduate Gemologist diploma earned)
  • 2000 Gem Identification Laboratory, 5 days
  • 2000 Advanced Diamond Grading Laboratory, ½ day
  • 2000 Detection of Advanced Synthetic Gems and Synthetic Diamonds Laboratory, ½ day

National Association of Jewelry Appraisers

  • Conference presenter: 2008, 2009, 2011, 2018
  • Conference attendee: 2001, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2015, 2018
  • 2015 Certified Master Appraiser (CMA) designation earned