A Metamorphosis

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Baubles, Bling and Transforming Things

As 2016 is drawing to an end, and we are on the cusp of a new year – I find myself reflecting over the past month.  The holidays are a magical time…  we gather together with family and friends, we share stories and give gifts, we celebrate, and we eat.  Everywhere you turn, there are treats both savory and sweet.  Every year, I over-indulge.  I turn into The Very Hungry Caterpillar (Eric Carle). 

“On Saturday he ate through one piece of chocolate cake, one ice-cream cone, one pickle, one slice of Swiss cheese, one slice of salami, one lollipop, one piece of cherry pie, one sausage, one cupcake, and one slice of watermelon.” 

But instead, it’s more like…  She ate through one mound of cheesy potatoes, one Oreo bonbon, half a wheel of brie, a bowl of marinated mushrooms, a pile of fresh veggies, too many shrimp to count, three peanut butter buckeyes, one pepperoni ball, several snickerdoodles, and one brown sugar and cinnamon Pop Tart. 

Unfortunately, I am unable to weave myself into a cocoon and emerge as a beautiful butterfly.  But if I could, perhaps it would be one of these…

Georgian or Art Nouveau, each of these winged creatures brings a smile to my face.  And hopefully yours as well.

This pristine brooch was hand crafted nearly 200 years ago of yellow gold and silver, set with old cut rubies and sapphires, and accented by rose cut diamonds.  I love everything about it – from the wirey golden legs to the tips of the antennae – it’s a steal at just $1500.00.

This is Art Nouveau at it’s finest.  Made like a stained glass window, the gold framework of this butterfly brooch has been filled with irridescent transparent enamel; reflecting multicolor tones of amber, peach, and orange.  This technique is known as Plique A´ Jour.  The tips of each wing feature vibrant blue enamel with glittery flecks to further enhance its beauty.  Seven rose cut diamonds form the body, completing the piece to perfection. 

Butterflies have long been symbols of change, hope, and life.  I can’t think of a better way to end 2016.

“Go to our site and look, then come to Joden and touch.”

Written by Carrie Martin

Photos by Shelly Isacco

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A Gift fit for a King

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Frankincense, Gold, and Myrhh

“When they saw the star, they rejoiced with great delight.  On coming to the house, they saw the Child with His mother Mary, and they fell down and worshipped Him.  Then they opened their treasures and presented Him with gifts of gold and frankincense and myrhh.”  Matthew 2:10-11

I cannot think of a better gift to end our series “The Twelve Gifts of Christmas” than a gift fit for a King…  gold.

For thousands of years, gold has been used to create beautiful baubles.  The attraction of it is undeniable…  the rich buttery color,  that high polish that is so alluring, and the feeling as it warms to your skin when draped around your neck. 

Stacks of bangles, shiny hoops both small and large, chains of every variety from long to short, stylish link braclets, and of course, rings.  At Joden, the selection is dazzling.  And the price range is vast, truly something for everyone. 

         

Each of these three pieces is available on our website, each one offers its own unique appeal, each one is a perfect Christmas gift.

First we have a lovely Retro brooch.  This authentic piece from the 1940’s is a distinctive swirl of 14 karat yellow and rose gold.  At just 1.25 inches, it is the perfect size for any lapel or collar.  It is available on our website now for only $325.00.

In the center, we have a 22 karat yellow gold vintage ring.  This charming heart-shaped ring is adorned with a delicate pattern of flowers and vines.  We all know how I feel about hearts, however, there is no denying that this ring is something quite special.  Check it out now on our website for just $640.00.

Finally, we have these awesome Victorian tassel earrings.  These statement earrings are amazing in the ear – the tassels move with you, creating a fantastic look.  They are also available on our website now – a steal at just $675.00.

 Find each of these things and so much more in our showroom at Joden Jewelers.  This is our last night of holiday hours.  We will be open until 8pm tonight with select hours tomorrow.  As always, our website is available 24/7 with free overnight shipping. 

Go to our site and look, then come to Joden and touch.

Merry Christmas from our house to yours. 

Written by Carrie Martin

Photos by Shelly Isacco

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Put A Ring On It

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Baubles, Bling, and Engagement Rings

There is no better gift for Christmas than a shiny, sparkling diamond engagement ring.  Christmas is a magical holiday all on it’s own – combine that with the promise of a lifetime and a stunning ring – it’s a match made in heaven!

At Joden, we have the perfect engagement ring for everyone.  Modern, vintage, classic, and non-traditional.  Diamonds in every shape and size.  Gold in every color – white, yellow, and rose.  Platinum, too!  The possibilities are as endless as the commitment it represents. 

    

The ring on the left is a platinum Art Deco ring from the 1920’s.  Six navette shapes provide just enough detail to highlight the 1.25 carat center stone.  At nearly 100 years old, this ring is the epitomy of classic.  It is available on our website now for only $8900.

The ring on the right is a Mid Century beauty.  The transitional modern cut center stone weighs in at .75 carats and is flanked by eight single cut diamonds.  This ring also has a hint of engraving on the shoulders.  When you combine each of these elements with great value (priced at just $4500!), it’s a deal too good to resist.

If you’re looking for a crisp new ring, but love all the details of an Art Deco piece, this is the one for you.  You won’t be able to stop staring at this 1.00 carat center diamond.  Graded as a “D” color, it is among the rarest in the world.  This 18 karat white gold ring also features eight custom cut natural blue sapphires, six fully faceted round diamonds, filigree wirework, and intricate engraving.  This showstopper is available now on our website for $11,050.

Take some of that Christmas magic and make it your own with a ring from Joden Jewelers.

We have two more days of holiday hours.  Our showroom is open today and tomorrow from 9am-8pm with select hours on Christmas Eve.  As always, our website is available 24/7 with free overnight shipping to ensure holiday delivery. 

Go to our website and look, then come to Joden and touch.

Written by Carrie Martin

Photos by Shelly Isacco

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