I did a little research and confirmed from a couple different sources that the two dots does, in fact, denote a higher grade pipe and it's not related to size. I have to confess that even though I've been collecting Ardors for several years now, this was the first time I've encountered a two-dot. I love learning new things!
I know that personally. It feels like that pain shortly after getting kicked in that general area, but like all day. Salivary Gland infections hurt more though. That felt like getting kicked in the jaw.
A few more from my collection. Pink isn’t normally a color I’d gravitate towards but I bought this one in honor of my mother who had died from breast cancer. People outside our community probably find that ironic.
I have two, and both are very good pipes. One is exceptional. Very reliable brand and I'd not hesitate buying more if I needed or wanted more pipes. I don't "need" more. The ones I have are more than adequate, many are marvelous...ie... really exceptional, and I have a dozen or so (maybe more) that I've never smoked. Waiting for a special occasion maybe. Went through the acquisition phase more than a decade ago and I think I'm all set. But from time to time...I do get tempted. It's silly....
My wife gifted me this one for Christmas. It's not one I would have picked out on my own because I'm not a huge fan of the spiral, but the color combination is right up my alley as are the dimensions and the bent apple shape.