Party Like It’s 1899

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Baubles, Bling, and Edwardian Things

Ever feel like you should have been born in another decade?  Even another century?  The romance of the Edwardian era (1901-1910) has always held a certain appeal for me.  This period is often thought to be nothing but an endless stream of leisurely summer picnics – a golden time to enjoy the achievements of the Victorian period.

Gibson_GirlIn 1898, Charles Dana Gibson published the above sketch in Life Magazine.  It struck a chord with men and women alike, and she became known as The Gibson Girl – America’s first pin-up girl.  With her tiny waistline, stylish dress, and softly piled locks, every woman wanted to be her.

This fetching new hairstyle rendered earrings unnecessary due to the hair draping over the ears.  Instead, women began using decorative hair pins and accessories to keep this elaborate style in place.  Unique pieces of jewelry were created to wear in the hair, like these ones:

Edwardian Hair Pins Turquoise Bird

Imagine commissioning a pair of gold, platinum, and rose cut diamond hair pins or perhaps a wonderful Persian turquoise and pearl peacock from your jeweler?  Until time travel becomes a reality, soothe yourself with a visit to our showroom where these and many other antique treasures await.

“You can go to a museum and look, or you can come to us and touch.”

Written by Carrie Martin
Photos by Carla Leight

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Without Saying A Word

Joden Girl

Baubles, Bling, and Statement Things

Statement earrings are so 2016, and Joden is THE place to find them.  From a pair of Georgian diamond dangles, an eccentric pair of banded agates or classic Victorian tassels, the possibilities are as unique and diverse of the ladies who wear them.

rose cut diamond earrings striped agate earrings tassel earrings

Girls have been using ear piercing to express their independence in the United States since the 1950’s.  It has become a Rite of Passage for American girls…  a small but significant step in the journey from little girl to young woman.  By the 1960’s, girls were using ice cubes and needles to poke holes in their ears; and by the 1970’s, ear-piercing kiosks were in every mall in America.  During the early days of Joden, Joe (the owner) pierced hundreds of ears – thereby turning all those girls into dedicated customers for years to come.

Groups of women are always popping in to Joden.  Ladies love pouring over the cases, ooh-ing and ah-ing over the Art Deco gems and modern bling.  When they walk back out the door, Joden bag in hand, more often than not, its earrings – gleaming gold hoops, Victorian chandeliers, or even a pair of large diamond studs.  These are statement earrings.  Stop in and choose a pair for yourself.

Make your statement today!

“You can go to a museum and look, or you can come to us and touch.”

Written by Carrie Martin

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Great Destinations

Joden Girl

Baubles, Bling, and Collectible Things

No one comes to Joden by accident.  Everyone who walks through the door does so intentionally.  Drawn here by stunning billboards, glossy magazine ads, or the recommendation of a friend.  For each of these people, Joden is a destination.

People come to us for the extraordinary – the rare and unusual.  Be it vintage or modern, Joden is a haven of unique treasures.  Eclectic inventory tends to attract eclectic clients.  Our customers are nontraditional people looking for statement pieces.  Many of them are collectors looking for exceptional acquisitions.

blog deco ring

Quite often, a first-time buyer – a vintage virgin, if you will – is quickly converted to a collector.  Many times this is sparked by a charming antique engagement ring, like the one pictured above.  This ring was crafted in the mid-1920’s of 18 karat white gold.  The carved mounting features a dazzling round diamond center accented by a pair of baguette cut sapphire sides.  This is a ring that leaves a girl wanting more.

deco pendant                    circle pin

The platinum sapphire and diamond pendant and the Art Deco circle pin pictured next are perfect companions for this ring.  Both feature rich blue sapphires and round brilliant diamonds.  These and countless others are waiting for you.  No matter what kind of jewelry sparks your passion, the journey begins with you and ends when you reach your destination, Joden Jewelers.

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