Wednesday, March 5, 2008


Over the weekend I completed an on-site inspection for an appraisal in Maysville, Kentucky. When I was finished there were a couple of hours left in the day to explore. Located on the banks of the Ohio, nestled below a cliff, the town incorporates old architecture with a good museum and some interesting art galleries. The most unusual gallery was EAT (Exquisite Art Treasures). The gallery owners moved to Kentucky from Beverly Hills fifteen years ago and restored the old EATS building (so called because of the restaurant that used to be there.) Modern, a bit edgy, and very interesting, EAT could be located in New York. But it is not. It's in Maysville. Long time importers of stones and other natural treasures, the owners teamed up with jewelry artists to create one-of-a-kind pieces. There are also Geodes, mineral specimens, framed butterflies, fossils and other natural creations in the space. Angel Wings: Geode
Jewelry has long been considered a good collecting area. Although I do not appraise jewelry I know that a well-made item with good quality stones will bring top dollar in the future. As a collector you want to find good style, high quality, and something that is rare and coveted by many. Most importantly, you want your collection to consist of items that excite you. Maybe you can find your next treasure at EAT. At the very least, you will have the opportunity to visit one of the country's most beautiful and historic small towns.

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