Fatal Attraction

Joden Girl

Baubles, Bling, and Magnetic Things

Do you ever find yourself inexplicably drawn to something?  It’s not your usual cup of tea… and yet.  And yet, you go back, time and again.  That’s how I feel about this strand of pearls from Galatea.  Forty-two Tahitian pearls in varying shades of purplish gray comprise this most unusual necklace.  The nacre (or outer coating) of each little bead has been intricately carved into a damask-like figure, each line curving into the next –  the hollowed out grooves polished to a deep glow.  Five small lines are etched into the base of each design, completing the endless pattern.  

No two are exactly alike.  The colors range from a pale greenish gray to a dark and rich purple hue – much like the wings of an insect.  The ombre effect is dazzling.  This princess length strand slides into the number three spot on my list of “gift worthy” pieces for the upcoming holiday season. 

I love that it isn’t just another strand of pearls – these have personality.  Even a little pizzazz.  But at the same time, they’re classic and timeless. You could wear them with your apron in the kitchen, cooking Sunday dinner or you could wear them to the office.  They would easily pair with a denim jacket or a little black dress.  Versatility is everything and these babies have it in spades.

Now, check out this bit of magic!  The hidden clasp is magnetic.  Yep, you heard me.  It’s magnetic!  No tiny lever to pull on, no fishing one end into another.  Just get the two pearls close to each other, and snap!  They’re clasped.  It could not be easier.  Perfect for anyone’s hands…  from the youngest to the oldest, no one can resist. 

Priced at $4500, these colorful jewels of the ocean are sure to delight any of the ladies on Santa’s List.  Go to our site and look, them come to Joden and touch.

Written by Carrie Martin

Photos by Carrie Martin and Shelly Isacco

Joe’s Special Box – Volume 34

Joden Girl

Baubles, Bling, and A Collector’s Things


Nine parallel rows of finely woven 15 karat yellow gold form the continuous loop of this Victorian slide bracelet.  The silken mesh glides like silk over the hand to rest on the wrist.  The cleverly adjustable mechanism (or slide) features a beautifully engraved circle…  home for the crowning glory of this antique beauty – a 12.5 mm cabochon coral bead, polished to a shine.  Coral of this size and color is rare and highly collectible. 

From the palest of pinks to deep blood reds, coral has been a prized gem for hundreds of years, especially during the 19th century.  In fact, most coral reefs are now protected to prevent further harvesting of this organic gemstone.  In the late 1800’s, when this bracelet was made, coral was thought to provide protection and promote good health.  Necklaces and pendants were commonly worn by infants and young children.  This piece, however, was made for a woman.  Perhaps to guard against infertility, yet another superstition associated with this colorful stone.  No matter the purpose, the undeniable result was an exquisitely handsome piece.  

This antique vision is available now for $7,650.00.  The rarity and condition of this bracelet have guaranteed it a spot in Joe’s Special Box…  at least until someone takes it home.  

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


Written by Carrie Martin

Photo by Shelly Isacco

Party Pizzazz

Joden Girl

Baubles and Bling that Make the Holidays Sing!

Holiday parties: the office get-together, the family reunion, the annual “Friendsgiving” – they’re just around the corner.  If you’re anything like me, you’ll spend hours in front of your closet debating what to wear.  The stack of dresses, blouses, skirts and slacks will grow taller with each passing moment.  Once I’ve finally settled on the perfect ensemble – then it’s time for the fun, the bling!  Unfortunately, my earring selection is limited to a pile of silver hoops in varying sizes and a pair of diamond stud earrings.  And while these are ideal for every day, sometimes a girl needs a little more!

A little more indeed…  imagine clasping these beauties onto your earlobes.  A perfectly matched pair of rich violet cushion cut amethysts are embellished by a triple halo design…  all set in 18 karat rose gold.  A dazzling array of 132 brilliant diamonds and 40 oval amethysts come together in a truly spectacular creation.  


These earrings feature fold-over Omega backs, a classic detail of the finest jewelry.  The signature reveals that “Crivelli” is the genius behind the beauty.  For nearly fifty years, the name Bruno Crivelli has been synonymous with quality Italian craftsmanship.  They are known for styles with incredible texture as well as dynamic color combinations.  This pair of earrings showcases all of those elements and more.  

Moderately priced at just $2700 – these earrings will quickly become your favorites.  It’s easy to see why they have clinched the week three spot on my list of gift-worthy holiday bling.  Over the next few weeks, when you find yourself staring hopelessly into your closet – make accessorizing a snap with these earrings from Joden.  

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

Writing and photos by Carrie Martin

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