The Nation's Only Not-for-Profit Lender, the Provident Loan Society Releases Date for "Free Verbal Jewelry Evaluation" Event

The nation's only not-for-profit lender, the Provident Loan Society of New York, will be giving away free verbal jewelry evaluations at their Midtown East location on October 19th from 5 pm to 7 pm.

Anyone who makes a free reservation can come to their 346 Park Avenue South branch and get their jewelry evaluated by certified gemologists who have years of experience appraising high-end jewelry, gold, silver, and gems. The free verbal evaluation is available to the public, even people who aren’t customers.

“Many people may have family heirlooms or maybe you bought something at an estate sale and you’re not quite sure what is worth,” says Anthony LoRe, the Chief Appraiser at Provident Loan Society. “This free verbal evaluation night gives people an idea of what kind of valuables they have as well as their approximate worth.”

Many people may not realize the price of gold, diamonds and other precious metals fluctuate over time. Old jewelry evaluations from decades ago don't really apply,

Anthony LoRe

Chief Appraisal at Provident Loan Society of New York

LoRe has been featured as a celebrity appraiser on the PIX 11 Morning News and WABC’s 7 On Your Side where he gave consumers advice on how they can know if their jewelry is real or fake.

LoRe has 42 years of experience in the jewelry industry and is a Graduate Gemologist from The Gemological Institute of America, (The GIA).

“Many people may not realize the price of gold, diamonds and other precious metals fluctuate over time. Old jewelry evaluations from decades ago don’t really apply,” said LoRe. “We won’t be giving a physical evaluation document to consumers, but they will leave Provident Loan Society with a better understanding of what their jewelry is worth. In some cases, they might want to revisit with their insurance for an updated policy.”

About the Free Verbal evaluation Night

This event is free and only requires a reservation on Eventbrite.

Provident Loan Society will be providing snacks and drinks, along with opportunities to win giveaway prizes. All guests will be entered into a drawing to win one ounce of 99.99 percent pure silver.

The History of Provident Loan Society of New York

Provident Loan Society of New York was founded in 1894 following the financial panic of 1893. The founders created the organization as a way to help New Yorkers who needed short-term loans that banks weren’t offering at the time.

Provident Loan Society is the nation’s only not-for-profit pawn shop, offering rates at half the cost of most traditional pawnshops. It offers short-term loans on collateral from gold, silver, diamonds, silverware, watches, jewelry and other precious metals or gems.

Why Antique Jewelry Needs an evaluation

The employees of Provident Loan Society are considered evaluation experts by their customers, but they want their customers to become evaluation experts as well. Available on their website under blogs, Anthony LoRe and other appraisers post blogs that answer frequently asked evaluation questions. 

The blogs offer insight on the evaluation process as well as tips for first-time appraisers. See blog posts on PLS website.

Thursday, October 19th - An Evening of Free Jewelry Evaluations


The Provident Loan Society's Park Ave. South Branch

346 Park Ave South

New York, NY 10010

[Entrance on 25th St. on the corner of Park Ave. S.]


Thursday, October 19th, 2017


FREE Verbal Jewelry Evaluations

Soft Drinks, Snacks & Giveaways.

Door Prize Draw for 1 oz of 99.99% pure SILVER

Space is limited so hopeful attendees are encouraged to reserve a spot as soon as possible.

Check out the event on Facebook.

Source: Provident Loan Society of New York

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