- 8 years ago
I know this is kind of a weird question, but does anyone happen to have a Cartier ring box (or has had one before?)
I ask because… well… I’ve had this box for a while, and it has never done this before today, but today, it’s jingling. When I gently rock the box, something inside the bottom half of the box slides around a bit and jingles.
There’s no way to get in there without tearing up the lining, which is gorgeous so I’m hesitant to do it. But that also means that nothing fell into it, whatever is jingling was put there before the lining was.
It sounds like something metal is in there, like a coin or a key. But, it’s a box from Cartier…so…I can’t help it, I’m kind of excited!!! I’m imagining this bungled inside-job jewelry heist where the would-be robber put his/her goody (something of pure awesomeness, natch) in the ring box, attached it somehow so it wouldn’t move around, and then sealed it, planning to make off with the “empty box” later. Somehow, that box got accidentally given to a customer…moi…and now we’re rich rich rich and get to retire early to a small island of our own in the South Pacific… uhhh, what, a bit too far fetched?? lol!!
Now…this is a fun fantasy but I’m 99.999999% sure it’s just a part of the box that came loose. So, since I can’t open it without tearing up the gorgeous lining I’m really hesitating. The box has always felt “substantial.” That could well be a purposeful part of the design, to make it feel more luxurious/not tilt backwards when open, and now the weight that they use has just dislodged. Cue sad trombone and put the sunscreen away.
I’m wondering if any bee can tell me:
– Does your ring box also feel “substantial” – like there is a weight in the bottom of the box?
– Do you in fact happen to know that Cartier puts weights in the bottom of their ring boxes?
WHAT is it in there?!!! And WHY do I not have a home x-ray machine!