Biography: Vincent Lash, G.G. (GIA)
Vincent Lash began his career in the jewelry trade in 1980, receiving the Graduate Gemologist designation from the Gemological Institute of America in 1982. He became an independent appraiser of jewelry, silver, and clocks after establishing his company, VINCENT LASH & CO., formally a.p.praisers, in 1986. In addition to appraising throughout the mid-Atlantic region, he writes articles and gives lectures about the jewelry trade.
Over 400 insurance agencies, including State Farm, Nationwide, Allstate, Erie Insurance, and independent insurance agencies, refer their clients to Vincent Lash on a regular basis—most having hosted jewelry, silver, and clock appraising events with him in their own offices.
Over the past decade alone, Vincent Lash has advised more than 14,000 people about their jewelry and silver, appraising in excess of 70,000 items.
Vincent Lash, G.G. (GIA), is qualified to appraise modern, period, and antique fine jewelry-diamonds, colored stones, pearls, gold and platinum jewelry, rings, pendants, chains, bracelets, earrings, watches, silver flatware and hollow-ware, and clocks.
The following is a summary of Vincent Lash’s qualifications as it appears on every appraisal report: Gemological Institute of America (GIA) Graduate Gemologist diploma (G.G.), 1982 – GIA Diamond Grading and Evaluation, 1981 – GIA Colored Stone Grading Evaluation and Identification, 1982 – Gemological Association of Great Britain Preliminary Course, 1985 – University of Indiana (in conjunction with The International Society of Appraisers) courses: Personal Property Methodology and Reasoning / Personal Property Appraiser’s Fiduciary Responsibilities, 1987 – Benchwork (platinum-, gold-, and silversmithing) apprenticeship, 1986 to 1989 – Horology (clock and watchmaking) apprenticeship, 1980 to 1983 – GIA Alumni Association Diploma Member, 1985, with continuing education: Gemology Update Seminars, 1983-1986 – GIA Detecting Synthetic Diamonds, 29 March 1998 – GIA Pearls Course, April 2000 – Currently the appraiser for five independent jewelry concerns in the Washington, Baltimore, and Philadelphia metropolitan areas – Author of Jeweler’s Mark – Active fulltime in the jewelry industry since 1980.read more
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★★★★★“Vince is truly independent and when he gives you an appraisal, you can be confident that it is an accurate reflection of the value. Vincent is a Graduate Gemologist and I urge you to talk to him about your fine jewelry, silver, and clocks. Vincent has integrity, expertise and by the way, his rates are very very fair. He is also very accommodating and will even go to a clients home to appraise items . Vincent provides an excellent value for his service. You can go further, and pay more, but not get anything better than what Vincent Lash provides.”
— Lisa Fuller, Certified Insurance Counselor
★★★★★“Vincent Lash went above and beyond when a recent appraisal on one of our pieces indicated that we had overpaid. He was knowledgeable, honest, and thorough, and was an advocate for us throughout. I would absolutely recommend Vincent!”
— Amy Phillips
★★★★★“I met Vincent Lash through my insurance carrier more than 20 years ago when he appraised two diamonds for me. Vincent’s efforts for charities impressed me so much that he began appraising for a favorite charity of mine and still does to this day. I recently traveled from south Florida for a weekend and he was kind enough to meet me to appraise a few pieces and update old appraisals. I consider Vincent not only an excellent appraiser, but a friend as well.”
— Anne Gorenstein, Boynton Beach, FL
★★★★★“Our office has been using Vincent Lash’s appraisal services for over 10 years. He is efficient and very reasonable. When Vincent comes to our office, it’s a blast. He has a way with everyone. He makes his presence a wonderful experience and his knowledge for jewelry is fantastic. I highly recommend the services of Vincent Lash.”
— Robyn Toulotte, Insurance Professional, Burtonsville, Marylandread more
The Best Value in the Industry
“Vincent Lash is an outstanding appraiser. In my many years as an insurance agent, and as District Sales manager with Erie Insurance I have seen many appraisals. Of the hundreds I have seen, I have never seen an appraisal as complete and thorough as the appraisals that Vincent provides.
“It is evident that he has invested in his education and equipment. Vince does his appraisals in the presence of the client and shares with them the history of a piece of jewelry to a client. He obviously loves his profession and loves sharing his knowledge with others. His appraisals include a digital photo and complete description.
“Vince is truly independent and when he gives you an appraisal, you can be confident that it is an accurate reflection of the value. Vincent is a Graduate Gemologist and I urge you to talk to him about your fine jewelry, silver, and clocks.
“Vincent has integrity, expertise and by the way, his rates are very very fair. He is also very accommodating and will even go to a clients home to appraise items . Vincent provides an excellent value for his service.
“You can go further, and pay more, but not get anything better than what Vincent Lash provides.”
—Lisa Fuller, Certified Insurance Counselor, Erie Insurance
Throughout the mid-Atlantic and in your home
The cost to replace lost, stolen, or damaged jewelry has skyrocked in the past 2 to 3 years alone.
Unless your jewelry and silver have been updated recently you need to have them appraised!
ALL FINE JEWELRY AND SILVER SHOULD BE APPRAISED:
Diamonds, Colored Stones, Pearls, Gold Jewelry, Rings, Pendants, Chains,
Bracelets, Earrings, Watches, Silver Flatware, and Silver Hollowware
Modern and Antique
$55 per jewelry item
Silver flatware and hollowware at special rates
10-piece minimum for home visits
Once VINCENT LASH & CO. has appraised your items they can be
updated every 2 to 4 years at a discounted rate
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