Value of jewelry to be addressed

April 08, 2007

Author and graduate gemologist Vincent Lash will talk about the real and perceived value of jewelry at Harford County Public Library.

Participants will learn how to buy, sell and protect jewelry and silver and find the worth of their treasures, whether purchased at a flea market or inherited.

Presentations will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Whiteford branch, 2407 Whiteford Road, 410-638-3608; at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Bel Air branch, 100 E. Pennsylvania Ave., 410-638-3151; and 6 p.m. April 18 at the Abingdon branch, 2510 Tollgate Road, 410-638-3990.

To register, call the branch or visit

The Friends of HCPL also will sponsor a While-You-Wait-and-Watch Jewelry and Silver Appraising Fundraiser at the Abingdon branch from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. April 19, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 20 and from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. April 26 at the Darlington branch.

Appraisals will be performed by Vincent Lash's company, PRAISERS, and are accepted by all insurance companies. A fee of $35 will be charged for each jewelry item (reduced fee for items valued less than $300) and $70 for each matching pattern silver flatware set or matching pattern silver tea and coffee set.

The Friends of HCPL will receive $10 from each item appraised.

For information and to schedule a confidential appointment, call 800-851-7888.

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