Joe’s Special Box – Volume 48

Joden Girl

Baubles, Bling, and A Collector’s Things

There’s just something about Persian Turquoise…  the color of summer skies and crystal clear Caribbean waters; a bright spot on a dreary day.  This cheerful stone was the darling of jewelers in the 1800’s.  Albert and Victoria gifted it to the train bearers and ladies in waiting in their wedding ceremony in the form of bird brooches and tiny portrait rings.  The stone was considered by many to be a talisman.  Turquoise was believed to protect the wearer against a myriad of things including poisoning and falling off your horse! 

  

This charming bracelet was crafted at the end of the 19th century making it a crossover piece between the end of the Victorian era and the beginning of Art Nouveau.  Handmade from a rich 18 karat yellow gold, this piece is super sweet.  The main portion consists of two matching strands of woven chain.  They create a series of five love knots, each one decorated with a bezel set oval turquoise.  The love knot was a prevalent theme in vintage jewelry – symbolizing a love that lasts forever and cannot be untied.  The center knot features an intricately etched heart charm with a turquoise flower.  My favorite part of the bracelet is the hair receiver on the back of the heart…  complete with a lock of dark hair still coiled inside… so romantic.  The bracelet is in mint condition and priced at $2750.00.  When you come to see it, be sure to mention that it’s in Joe’s Special Box.  

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

Written by Carrie Martin

Photos by Dana Jerpe

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“Style Is To Be Simple”

Joden Girl

Baubles, Bling, and Heartfelt Things

A former fashion model, Elsa Peretti has had her finger on the pulse of style for more than fifty years.  She began creating jewelry in the seventies, and became an independent designer for Tiffany and Co. in 1971.  Already an award-winning stylist, Peretti brought a fresh and modern perspective – attracting a younger audience to the iconic brand.  

This open heart pendant is the epitome of the aesthetic genius that is Elsa Peretti.  The sensual lines of this classic shape make wearing it both enjoyable and effortless at the same time.  The pendant has been crafted in multiple sizes and metals.  This particular one is the 27 mm size, sculpted from 18 karat yellow gold.  We have paired it with a 14 karat yellow gold snake chain.  This sophisticated symbol of love slides like silk across the length of the chain – gliding with the movement of the body.  

Peretti has been quoted as saying “I am not an artist, I am a craftswoman.”  Like all Tiffany pieces, the open heart pendant is designed to last, not to be discarded with the next trend.  It’s a quintessential wardrobe necessity, and it’s available now at Joden for just $780.00.  Make it yours today.

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

Written by Carrie Martin

Photos by Dana Jerpe

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Joe’s Special Box – Volume 47

Joden Girl

Baubles, Bling, and A Collector’s Things

The pieces in Joe’s Special Box never cease to amaze me.  It’s an eclectic collection of vintage Victorian, Art Deco stunners, Giuliano treasures with a little bit of modern thrown in.  I’m not a pearl girl, but this ring makes my heart go pitter-pat.  It’s the pure simplicity of it.  Designed by Paloma Picasso for Tiffany and Co. in 1984, this mabé pearl ring is a refined beauty.

Daughter of famous painter Pablo Picasso, Paloma is an award-winning artist in her own rite.  She has been creating audacious styles for Tiffany since 1980.  Paloma says she is inspired by her travels.  She is best known for her use of whimsical shapes and bold patterns.  

Fashioned early in her career from a buttery 18 karat yellow gold and featuring a bright white mabé pearl center, this Tiffany piece doesn’t disappoint.  No additional ornamentation is needed – the classic style speaks for itself. Priced right at just $900, this ring is available now in our showroom. 

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

Written by Carrie Martin

Photos by Dana Jerpe

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