Posted 5 years ago
Today January 10, 2013 was my YAHOOOOOOOOOO Day – so here is the story. I purchased this ring September 21, 2012 on Ebay. It arrived September 26, along with five other packages. As I was logging them in, Ted came in and said if you want to go to Freddie Meyers for groceries -- lets go. Being a typical female and sometimes hiding my purchases – although there really is no need to do this – just many years of habit – I quickly scurried around the house thinking where can I put this beautiful ring until I get back to take my time to woogle, google and fondle this lovely item. Went through five different scenarios – put it in the china cabinet – no that’s no good – too many places to get lost – put it on the table – no bad idea – what if a burglar walked in – put it under the table – out of sight – ya so out of sight I would probably even forget it – another bad idea – well this went on for five to ten minutes – the Explorers in the drive warming up - - hurry hurry hurry. Put it in my pocket – take it with you – ah perhaps. Well when we got back – no ring – not in any of the places I had so carefully thought might work. Maybe I did put it in my pocket and it fell out. Oh no surely I could not have been that stupid!!!!!! Well as the months pasted I’d say my prayers cross my body – fall on my knees, promise always to be a good girl if the higher spirits would just bring it back – every morning at Fred’s for coffee I would suspiciously eye every female’s hand – could she have found it in the parking lot or did she get an early Christmas gift from her lover.
Well I resigned myself that she was a goner and I deserved it for being so silly. Copied her description off ebay and pics and placed her into a folder on my computer. Would force myself to look at her every morning – just to keep the lesson learned fresh in my head. Never said a word to anyone – she was my little secret of vanity and an ego out of control.
Guess what!!! Today I was getting a package ready to ship to my Mom for her 90th birthday – let's see need tape, a card – wonder if I have a special card for her in my stockpile – uhmmmm were is the dang stockpile anyway – I move things around a lot – need to quit that as I grow older CRS is getting stronger. As I went looking for the stockpile – there was the ring – tucked away in my desk with all the hidden drawers. I was ecstatic – of course now this means I have to be good girl for a very long time as that was the promised made. Fessed up to Ted over our coffee at Fred’s we both had a good laugh.
This is the Information posted on the listing of the ring:
I purchased this ring in an antique shop in Vicksburg, TN in 1964. At that time, the dealer told me she had found it in Castle, Germany soon after WWII. I have the original box—it is a velvet lined paper box, with a goldsmith’s label, “Ernst Luz.”
The ring is approximately size 6 ¾. The detail on the sculpted face is remarkable. So many cameos do not have these lovely facial features. Her hair is caught in a bun at the back of the neck, and there are feathers in the hair in the Edwardian style. The simple setting is beautifully made and marked 14K. Stamped 585 inside the band.
Question for the members – does anyone have any information on Ernst Luz – have searched the net, jewelers and library to no avail – your assistance would be greatly appreciated.