A jewellery and silver expert is heading to Swinfen to do free valuations in aid of charity.
Helen Smith, head of jewellery at Hansons Auctioneers, will host an Antique Jewellery and Silverware Valuation Day on July 4, 11am-4pm, at Allen Brown Jewellery, which is based within Swinfen’s Heart of the Country Shopping Village.
And if you drop by to meet Helen not only could you potentially uncover an auction windfall you will be supporting an important cause.
There will be no charge for valuations but donations will be invited for the Alzheimer’s Society. The fundraiser is part of Swinfen’s Village in Bloom week, which will run from June 29 to July 7 and incorporate various events supporting the charity cause.
Helen, an expert in all types of antique and vintage jewellery, said: “I’m so happy to be using my knowledge to help the Alzheimer’s Society. Nearly all of us know someone who has been affected by it and the devastating impact it can have on families.
“I’m looking forward to uncovering some antique or vintage gems along the way. I can value anything and everything from silver and gemstone rings to bracelets, necklaces and brooches.
“If people are happy with their valuations, they can enter the item into a future jewellery auction at Hansons, which offers sales in both Staffordshire and Derbyshire.”
The Alzheimer’s Society is the UK’s leading dementia support and research charity to help anyone affected by any form of dementia. It believes passionately that life doesn’t end when dementia begins.
Helen Smith will be at Allen Brown Jewellery, Heart of the Country Shopping Village, A38 South, Swinfen WS14 9QR, on July 4, 11am-4pm.
Hansons also hold free valuations every Monday at The Hedgehog Inn, Stafford Road, Lichfield, WS13 8JB, 10.30-12.30pm. To find out more, or arrange a private valuation of antiques or jewellery at your home, email [email protected]