We're at our 2nd Green Box and this week we are featuring Mikimoto, the legendary brand of pearl and inventor of the pearl culturing process. Dedicated to protecting and propagating stocks of native Akoya oysters depleted by over-harvesting of natural pearls, Kokichi Mikimoto became fascinated with the possibility of producing cultured pearls and in the late 1800’s, Mr. Mikimoto figured it all out and the rest is history. The box finder will receive a Mikimoto pendant with chain this week for a total value of $3,200! The pendant is crafted in 18K white gold and features Akoya A+ pearls that vary from 3.5-6.25mm. The included chain is 23” and also crafted from 18k white gold. We have a few Mikimoto pieces online, but most of our inventory is in-store.
Green Box Status :: Has been found.
Multiple sources say that the Barnwell Sundial is only one of its kind in the United States. It is a freestanding vertical Sundial that not only tells the time, but it also tells the months and days of the year. Amazingly the sundial has kept the correct time within two minutes of standard time for over 150 years. Even more astounding is that the global standard time was not actually established officially until 1884, 26 years after the sundial was erected. Despite dating back to the 1800’s, the Barnwell sundial was truly ahead of its time. The benefactor of the sundial, Joseph Duncan Allen, was a Captain in the Confederate Army and served in the South Carolina House of Representatives and the South Carolina Senate.
#1 Clue, Friday Nov. 4th :: A footprint from one long ago.
"In the heart of the old town of Barnwell, stands a queer ancient sundial. It is the footprint of a man dead more than half a century." This is an excerpt regarding Joseph Duncan Allen from the book Meet your Grandfather by General Johnson Hagood.
#2 Clue, Saturday Nov. 5th :: It’s three that I see that gaze down below.
This Green Box was hidden in the town "circle" across from the Sundial. Nearby is a fountain that features three waterfowl down into the fountain basin.
#3 Clue, Sunday Nov. 6th :: A somewhat hidden tribute to conflict.
The shape on the top of the Sundial is said to be a civil war cannonball and in the past it has been painted both black and white. This tribute which is fitting due to Joseph Duncan Allen's service in the military in the Indian War, Mexican War and the Civil War.
#4 Clue, Monday Nov. 7th :: Southeast and past the post from that which faces south.
The sundial faces due south and if one reaches the Sundial and turns to face southeast, across the old postal office in to the town circle is where the Green Box is located.
#5 Clue, Tuesday Nov. 8th :: Will someone do for me as I've done for others?
Joseph was quite fond of monuments, he made monuments of his mother and father, his nurse, his dog, other members of his family and his friends… upon one of these, he had a hand carded with a prophetic finger pointing to the words: "Alas!! Who shall erect a monument to me?"
#6 Clue, Wednesday Nov. 9th :: Here to stay but originally from Charleston.
The Sundial was made by D. B. Hasleton, Ironmonger, of Charleston, S. C.
Also, if you want to learn more about the game or haven't signed up for the daily clue to be sent you, you may do so here. Also the Green Box will be not just hidden, but well disguised. Also, there is Facebook group for hunters that can be found here. Please, note that only the first clue of the week will be posted on our social media. Visit Windsor Fine Jewelers today at 2635 Washington Rd, Augusta, GA 30904 or call us at (706) 738-7777