Okay. Here’s what it says. It says: Lalaounis. It says: Yellow Gold
Pendant and Choker. It says: Neolithic style. It’s says: 22 karat
gold. It says: Hammered texture.
So let’s start with Lalaounis. What is Lalaounis? A description? A
name? A thing? A bird? A plane? A cat? A dog? A belt? A shoe? A
jewelry museum in Greece? Bingo! It’s the museum. Puzzle number one
… solved. Puzzle number two is more complicated.
This necklace … this choker you’re about to see … what is it?
What does it represent? What symbolistic archetype can we draw from
the image of this choker?
A baseball bat perhaps? Does it represent a baseball bat? Nah. They
weren’t playing baseball in those days. A cucumber maybe? A tapered
cucumber with a little design around the middle? Nah. What woman in
her right neolithic mind would wear a cucumber around her neck? Nary
a one I would venture. A pestle with a design? Did they have drug
stores back then? Better yet … did they have pestles? Scratch
pestle. I’m wracking my brains out here folks. It ain’t a pestle. It
ain’t a cucumber. It ain’t a baseball bat. So now we all know what
it ain’t. It’s what it is is what we want to know.
A rocket ship? Nope. That’s ridiculous. The fickle finger of fate
… all fancied up perhaps? Well … I feel close. But that ain’t it
either. A stick maybe? A branch of a tree with a rounded end? A door
knocker? The bone of an ancient and extinct creature … thought to
bring luck to the wearer? Nope. Nope. Nope. Nope.
A nothing maybe? A design with no purpose … wrought from a strange
artist’s mind. Nah. All things have purpose … however arcane those
purposes may be. Let’s think here lads and lassies. Any help would
be appreciated. What indeed could this choker symbolize?
A club … with which to bash an enemy’s head? A strange cane with
a strange handle to remind the wearer of sadder days gone by? A
golden misshapen tootsie-roll with licorice wrapped around the center
and preserved in gold for posterity? Yeah. Right? Like they had
tootsie-rolls back then. So then … if none of the above … then
I am at a loss here folks. I invite friends and foe to guide me. Let
me know what you think this doo-dad hanging from this choker
represents. Yeah. Heh heh. Tell me what you think it looks like …
why don’t you?
For those of you who are new to this thing called Tidbits…may I
direct you to my home page at www.tyler-adam.com where you will
scroll down the left side menu till you get to the area that says
Tidbits Graphics … and then click on the link that says: Don’t ask
… where you will see a graphic of a choker symbolic of …
And there ya have it. That’s it for this week folks. Catch you all
next week. Benjamin Mark
TYLER-ADAM CORP.–Jewelry Manufacturers
Tel – 1-800-20-TYLER