Mount Kisco Public Library Taking Citizens on a True Treasure Hunt:Through Their Jewelry Boxes

A real-life treasure hunt is taking place at this town’s library on Saturday, June 22nd, from 2:30 to 3:30 pm, as Mount Kisco Public Library (MKPL) enrolls local experts in a talk titled “Make Money – Your Jewelry as Treasure.”

Jewelry boxes’ contents are often among many families least known, most valuable assets, with items of unknown value accumulating over the years as inheritances or gifts. Following its mission of informing the public, MKPL’s talk will cover topics ranging from precious and semi precious gems to the maker marks used by famed manufacturers.

A limited session will be held after the talk where attendees can have their items given a quick examination by the speakers. “Specialists will appraise and discuss the value of gems and family jewels,” the library says. “Don’t forget costume jewelry.”

“Jewelry is among many family’s most important assets, yet a family’s jewelry box is often unknown territory,” the library says. The talk will also cover basic jewelry maintenance, since wear and tear can result in the loss of valuable stones.

Speakers will use a PowerPoint presentation to give visual tips about the topics covered in the talk. Handouts will include jewelry upkeep, diamond information, and more. These will be available at the event and via a download link.

For more information, contact: Martha Iwan, Mount Kisco Public Library, (914) 666-8041, miwan@wlsmail.org

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