Washington, MI--It's a treasure hunt! While jewelers across the US are determining their futures, one jeweler has decided on a course of action and is moving forward.
According to articles published in WoodTV and WSawTV, J&M Jewelers in Washington, MI is offering people the chance to find the store's inventory hidden in several locations. They can then keep the treasure or return it to J&M Jewelers to receive cash value. Perri was also interviewed by Fox News on January 21.
Owners Johnny and Amy Perri designed the contest with the recently recovered Forrest Fenn's treasure in mind.
From their Johnny's Treasure Quest website, Johnny Perri says: "I have buried not only my entire jewelry store but thousands upon thousands of dollars of gold, silver, diamonds & antiques in various locations in Michigan from the bottom to the upper peninsula. Everything I have buried has a history and many memories attached to them that I have let go and placed in the ground for you to discover."
The hunt begins August 1, 2020 and X does mark the spot where treasure can be found.
Also from the website:
-Perri said interested treasure hunters can register for $49 to participate in Johnny's Adventure Quest, which begins Aug. 1.
-Participants will receive clues toward the locations of treasure stashes -- featuring jewelry and other items made from gold, silver and other valuable materials -- in various areas of the state.
From the WoodTV Interview, Perri said the treasure hunt is a fitting farewell to the family store.
“Memories. Life is made of memories and that was our slogan here all these years,” he said.
Some of the treasure is 150 years old – passed down from his dad.
“He would think I’m nuts,” Johnny Perri told WXYZ. “But he’d be all for it. He was a big giver.”