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    Default Police hope distinctive jewellery could help solve 40-year-old cold case,BC

    Police hope distinctive jewellery could help solve 40-year-old cold case







    Coquitlam RCMP are hoping to get some help from the public on a 40-year-old cold case.

    On June 5, 1977, a man was found wearing, what police call, “a distinctive silver ring, a fashionable silver bracelet and two puka shell necklaces” in Sasamat Lake.

    The police investigation at the time found that the man had most likely gone for a swim and drowned. But Mounties couldn’t identify him.

    Since it’s the 40th anniversary of this mystery, the Coquitlam RCMP is looking for help in solving it.

    Police say the unidentified man, who was in the water for several weeks before being found, was “quite fashionable for 1977”. He had brown hair with long sideburns, brown eyes, a “complicated” upper dental plate, jeans and a comb in his back pocket.

    Investigators said he was about 25-years-old, six feet tall and 180 pounds.

    “This guy wore pretty hip jewellery for the time and he cared about his appearance so we are sure someone is missing him,” Cpl. Dennis Morrison with the Coquitlam RCMP Investigative Support Team said in a release.

    “This man was someone’s brother, boyfriend, or buddy, and we’re hoping one of those people comes forward and gives us the missing link in this file.”

    The man’s shoes, socks and shirt were never found and police said there were no injuries that suggested foul play.

    Morrison believes someone drove the man to the lake but never spoke to police in 1977. The drowned man’s peers would be about 65-years-old today.

    If someone recognizes the description of the man or his jewellery, please contact Coquitlam RCMP.



    http://globalnews.ca/news/3506797/po...old-cold-case/

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    I love spoon rings.

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    I remember the spoon ring fad, but I don't remember them being popular among men, nor does my husband who was getting into the jewelry business at that time.

    I also wonder if the ring was actually his baby spoon that he had made into the ring. It looks a little different than the mass produced ones that were so popular.

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    Could be a spoon, where they carved some parts out to make it look like a snake/cobra, and not so feminine? Would like to see a picture from the other side, sides are not equal as far as I can see. The ring is something special, it looks like an antique sugar spoon I use, with all those curls and such in the silver itself. I think it is old, much older than 40 years.

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    And what do they mean with a "complicated" upper dental plate? Some own teeth and some false? They should give a better description of the upper dental plate, people close to him would know, so would his dentist.

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    Or maybe it is an Ouroboros ring?


    The Ouroboros is a Greek word meaning "tail devourer," and is one of the oldest mystical symbols in the world. It can be perceived as enveloping itself, where the past (the tail) appears to disappear but really moves into an inner domain or reality, vanishing from view but still existing.

    The ouroboros has several meanings interwoven into it. Foremost is the symbolism of the serpent biting, devouring, or eating its own tail. This symbolizes the cyclic Nature of the Universe: creation out of destruction, Life out of Death. The ouroboros eats its own tail to sustain its life, in an eternal cycle of renewal. It is sometimes depicted in a lemniscate shape (figure eight) as well.

    The Serpent biting its own tail is first seen as early as 1600 years BC in Egypt as a symbol of the sun, and represented the travels of the sun disk. From there it moved to the Phonecians and then to the Greeks, who gave it its name, Ouroboros, which means devouring its tail.

    In mythology, the Oroborus is a symbol representing the Milky Way galaxy. Myth refers to a serpent of light residing in the heavens. The Milky Way is this serpent, and viewed at galactic central point near Sagittarius, this serpent eats its own tail. Many ancients used the galaxy to calculate cosmic and earth cycles.

    It is found in Gnosticism and alchemy representing cyclical natural life and the fusion of opposites. It also symbolizes the transcendence of duality and was related to the solar God Abraxas, and signified eternity and the soul of the world.

    In alchemy, it represents the spirit of Mercury (the substance that permeates all matter), and symbolizes continuous renewal (a snake is often a symbol of resurrection, as it appears to be continually reborn as it sheds its skin.), the cycle of life and death, and harmony of opposites. As a symbol of the eternal unity of all things, the cycle of birth and death from which the alchemist sought release and liberation. It unites opposites: the conscious and unconscious mind. Alchemically, the ouroboros is also used as a purifying glyph.

    The alchemical textbook, Chrysopoeia (gold making) of Kleopatra contains a drawing of the ouroboros representing the serpent as half light and half dark, echoing symbols such as the Yin Yang, which illustrates the dual nature of all things, but more importantly, that these opposites are not in conflict. The book is mainly centered around the idea of "one is all," a concept that is related to hermetic wisdom.

    History

    The Ouroboros appears in many other cultures and settings as well...the Serpent Jormungand of Norse legend, one of the three children of Loki and Angrboda, grew so large that it could encircle the world and grasp its tail in its teeth. It guarded the Tree of Life, and is often depicted as an ouroboros.

    The Aztec serpent God Queztacoatl was depicted similarly, and Chinese alchemical dragons have both similar shapes and meaning.

    In Hindu, you have the dragon circling the tortoise which supports the four elephants that carry the world.


    http://www.tokenrock.com/explain-ouroboros-70.html

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    The Oneida Michaelangelo pattern: http://www.oneida.com/media/catalog/.../7/2765lg2.jpg
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    Quote Originally Posted by Halikeoke View Post
    Wow, great find Halikeoke!

    Searched Ebay, there is the same ring: Antique Oneida Community Sterling Silver Scroll Spoon Ring


    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Antique-Onei...oAAOSwlndZJOqA

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    Is that Oneida as in Oneida, New York?

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    Yes, that's where the company originated.

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