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I Like Watches Because They Are Functional Pieces of Jewelry

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by Stephen Thornton, Marketing Assistant
The Provident Loan Society

In this blog, I continue my interview with Anthony LoRe, the Director of Appraisal at The Provident Loan Society. Anthony is a certified gemologist and recognized jewelry expert, who has been featured on WABC Channel 7, WPIX Channel 11, and Fox 5 News. He also hosts the Ask Anthony live blog discussion about jewelry issues on Provident’s Facebook page.

In my previous interview, we discussed how Anthony got started as a jewelry appraiser. Here, he discusses watches (his favorite jewelry) and the pros and cons of watch winders. (more…)

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So You Want to Be a Jewelry Appraiser

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In this blog, I interview Anthony LoRe, the Director of Appraisal at The Provident Loan Society. Anthony is a certified gemologist and recognized jewelry expert who has been featured on WABC Channel 7, WPIX Channel 11, and Fox 5 News. He also hosts the Ask Anthony live blog discussion about jewelry issues on Provident Loan’s Facebook page.

How did you get started in the jewelry industry?

In November 1975, I was looking to make some extra Christmas money. My friend’s father owned a jewelry store in Valley Stream, Long Island, called King Richard. He knew that I had the gift of gab and that I could deal with people because he had watched me work at my father’s beauty salon since I was a little kid.
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