July 9, 2020

Vintage Costume Jewelry Expert Comes to Chester

Vintage costume jewelry enthusiast, Gay Sherman, has been collecting for more than 20 years and will visit Chester Public Library with her stunning group of vintage Christmas tree pins, just in time for the season ahead.  

But this is about more than just tree pins, beautiful as they may be.  Gay’s knowledge of costume jewelry is extensive; get set to learn about styles, periods and designers (do the names Coro, Trifari, Hobe’ or Vendome ring a bell?), as well as the care and repair of these enchanting embellishments from days past.

Dig into your jewelry box and bring along an interesting piece.  Learn more about it, see what a difference a good cleaning makes and even receive an informal appraisal, if you’d like.  The value of these pieces may surprise you!  You may also be pleased  to learn how reasonably a favorite, but damaged piece can be repaired.   Come enjoy a cup of tea and share the pleasure of these small treasures.

Gay will present two programs at Chester Public Library on Monday, November 22.  The afternoon program will take place from 2:00-3:30 and an evening session will follow from 7:00- 8:30 PM.  Register by calling the library at 860-526-0018.