Last weekend, I took a trip to visit my Mom in Katonah, NY. Every time I see my Mom, I interrogate her with questions about the family. Frankly, she should be pretty sick of me by now, but she keeps on entertaining me with a smile.
So I decided to ask her about some jewelry I remembered belonging to my Grandmother, Isabelle Lewis. I was thrilled to find that there were many pieces of family jewelry in my Moms possession that I had never seen or heard of. So I asked her for permission to have some of the items appraised. The story behind all the items will remain for another post on another day.
So while I was at the Jewelers, we had an in-depth conversation about the engraving script used to display the initials on the many of the pieces.
The assistant told me that in those days, the letter that represents the last name is usually found in the middle of the initials. That explains the reason I was having such difficulty reading some of the initials. But on this particular one, it did not make much sense.