Joe’s Special Box – Volume 43

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Baubles, Bling, and A Collector’s Things

With the Christmas holiday all wrapped up, at Joden, we have already turned our attention to 2019.  As I was searching through Joe’s Special Box to find the perfect piece for this week, I kept coming back to this pair of golden beauties.  With Valentine’s Day only weeks away – these sweet little heart rings are sure to please.  

The first ring is made from a rich 22 karat gold and features a duo of flower blossoms on a delicately textured background.  Leaves and vines trail down each shoulder adding to the natural appeal of the piece.  Yellow gold has made a strong comeback in the last year, and this ring would be a great statement piece for anyone’s jewelry wardrobe – it’s modestly priced at $640.

The second ring (shown on the right above) is made from pure 24 karat gold.  The warm buttery gold piece features the words “beautiful light” in Japanese.  Etched into each shoulder is an eight-petaled flower, a subtle yet much needed detail…  priced at $750. 

The allure of high karat gold was undeniable in 2018 – and 2019 promises to be even stronger.  Our selection of karat gold jewelry is vast and varied.  Get a head start on your Valentine’s Day shopping with a sweetheart of a ring available exclusively at Joden Jewelers.  

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

Writing and Photos by Carrie Martin

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Emerald Cut Elegance

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Baubles, Bling, and Diamond Earrings

For the first time in a long time, this holiday season drew on an old favorite…  diamond studs.  The last few years have been all about diamond hoops.  But not this year.  Shoppers demanded studs of all shapes, sizes, and colors.  There were round brilliants, princess cuts, and squares.  Sparkling gems set in gold of every color…  white, rose, and yellow.  There’s no question – the classic styles are back on top.

Somehow these beauties are still here…  but I doubt they last long.  Check out the attention to detail.  Let’s start with the Art Deco-inspired mountings.  Milgrain beaded swirls decorate the back of the 14 karat white gold baubles and a delicate ring of diamonds surrounds the eight-side edge.  A second halo of round brilliants accent the center stones…  that’s a total of 104 fully faceted diamonds weighing in at over .50 carat.  And don’t forget those emerald cuts – a killer pair of perfectly matched step-cut diamonds that weigh 1.08 carats.  These dazzlers have an average color grade of F, with an average clarity grade of VS.  Simply stunning.  

My husband bought me my diamond earrings several years ago.  I love the traditional feel of them…  round diamonds set in white gold.  They are the perfect accessory for everything from jeans to heels.  They are in my ears more often than not. 

Every girl needs a pair of diamond studs…  whether they be plain or fancy, round or square.  At Joden, we have choices aplenty – including these.  Make them yours today for just $4200.

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

Writing and Photos by Carrie Martin

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Joe’s Special Box – Volume 42

Joden Girl

Baubles, Bling, and A Collector’s Things

Antique jewelry often needs to be admired from more than one angle.  Artisans hand-crafted each piece with a passion for detail and design.  A gorgeous Siberian Amethyst weighing 14.50 carats brings a bright burst of color to this Art Nouveau charmer.  And while it is truly captivating, it’s not the star of this show.  This is one piece best enjoyed from behind…  it is simply stunning.

Art Nouveau jewelry is a celebration of nature and the female form.  This ring is wholly dedicated to botanical beauty.  Three dimensional articulated leaves and flowers entwine to create a haven for the deep purple gem.  The free-thinking craftsmen of the late 19th century were not fixated on symmetry but rather on the ambiance or feeling evoked by the jewel.  Therefore, it’s no surprise that one side of this ring has but a single blossom while the other has a trio of blooms.  A dark natural patina has developed in the veins of each leaf and the base of each petal adding yet another dimension to this decadent antique ring.  

This is exactly the kind of ring that Joe tucks into his special box.  It has everything…  antique appeal, glorious color, superb craftsmanship, and unmistakable uniqueness.  Rings like this don’t come around very often, and when they do…  Joe has a tendency to squirrel them away!  So, when you visit us at Joden – be sure to ask about Joe’s Special Box and the treasures that hide there.

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

Writing and photos by Carrie Martin

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