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Starkle Starkle Little Twink,

Is you is all wot I think? Or is you only so much hype, Matches from
the Devil’s pipe.

Stars and lumpy stones and jewelry and myths. Where oh where to
begin. Lumpy stones anyone?

Old miners. They were also called Lumpy Stones and old-European
cuts. This diamond was an early form of today’s brilliant cut. More
squarish around the girdle. Higher and smaller table. And … the
ones I’ve seen … open culets. But what has this to do with stars
… oh pray do tell us Benjamin.

Point a finger at a star and you run the risk of insulting the gods.
I am sure none of you want an angry god on your tail. Ever notice
anyone with white spots on their fingernails. Modern medics–in
their abysmal ignorance–often attribute these nasties to fungi. Nay
nay, my friends. It comes from counting stars … those who know
these things know that counting stars is a no no. As for shooting
stars … for those who may have wondered … they are nothing less
than matches falling from the Devil’s pipe. You can–one and
all–brush any scientific explanations aside … they have no
comparative worth.

I have a graphic of a set of antique diamond stars mounted in
platinum and dating to circa 1890. The diamonds are alternately
described as Old Miners and European cuts. The most interesting
aspect of the diamond and platinum stars you are all about to see–
if you haven’t already done so in your impatience --is their
fittings. They can be worn as earrings (fittings are for three
pairs) … five brooches … a necklace … and last but not least
… a tiara for those of you with royal aspirations

Those matches from the Devil’s pipe–by the way-- announce either the
birth of a baby or someone’s death. A wish can come true when evoked
upon the first viewing of a shooting star … but only upon the
condition that the wish is concluded in its entirety before the
disappearance of the star. As many of you who may in the past have
had dealings with the Devil … you know by now that nothing is
easy with him … he’s had a hard time of things and therefor
ensures you do too.

Our stars … centering on a diamond floret and extending out in
rays … are a fine example of old world craftsmanship. They come in
a fitted case signed Lowe and Sons, Chester. Don’t know if they mean
Chester, New York or someplace else. Clarity … I have found …
requires effort … a rare quality these days. More for less seems
to be the credo.

Just a few last quickies about stars and shooting stars … and my
refrains will end. Shooting stars are thought to be souls coming
down from heaven in order to animate new-born children. And in
American folklore … it is recommended that one repeats the word
"money" from first viewing of the star to its disappearance. I’m not
too sure why one does this … perhaps to glean insane wealth. I am
going to try it next time I see a shooting star. What have I got to
lose?

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: Star …
where you will see the graphic of five stars set in platinum.

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
E-Mail: webmaster@tyler-adam.com