Someone call Tom Hanks, because we've got some Da Vinci Code action up in here.
My glorious St. Vinnies post-Christmas/New Year's jewelry counter bonanza went out with a bang; a mysterious, Masonic bang, in fact. I nearly had a total freak out when the little old lady behind the counter was too busy catching up with another little old lady customer to help me extract this beauty from the case. But she eventually made her way over to me, and I lived to give you--the internet--this Masonic Emblem-Shaped Swiss Upside Down Watch Pendant Necklace.
What a mouthful, I know! But there is so much to describe! It's a watch, it's a pendant, it's a necklace, it's upside down (I will explain) AND it looks remarkably like the Masonic compass and square emblem. WHAT DOES IT ALL MEAN?!?
Someone might have to hire a pack of aliens, fly to Paris, and follow lay lines to uncover the esoteric significance of this piece, but it only takes me to tell you that it is totally RAD. Very 60's sexy secretary chic, it is a phenomenal "wow" accessory to add to your wardrobe. You will DIE when you find out how much I paid for this..............TWO DOLLARS, written on the back of the watch in black Sharpie.*
As for being upside down--you cannot tell from the picture because my camera does not have a powerful enough zoom--the face of the watch hangs upside down. As in 12 is on the bottom, and 6 is on the top. When I first noticed this, I thought, ooooooohhh, that's why it's only $2.....hello, rocket scientist, it's because if you are wearing it, and you're going to look at the time, you turn it to face you, and it is right side up. The wonder of design.
*for some reason soooo many thrift stores insist on doing this with jewelry and housewares; pricing things in sharpie. I find that the best bet in removing it safely is to use nail polish remover, on metal, ceramic, and glass surfaces, at least. Anything that seems pigmented, treated, or varnished, you probably don't want to attempt.