Joe’s Special Box – Volume 77

Joden Girl

Baubles, Bling, and A Collector’s Things

Joe’s Special Box is a hybrid collection of antique treasures and modern marvels.  The common denominator is uniqueness; a rarity.  Digging through the box, you are just as likely to find a two hundred-year-old Georgian ring as you are to find something like this…

This lovely little minx is a tricky one…  commonly dubbed a “jelly opal”, it might fool you.  From one picture to the next, you may miss the extraordinary play of color held inside this dazzling stone.  The high crowned cabochon beauty appears to be nearly translucent at first glance, but with a slight turn of the hand, a fireworks display of red, orange, green, and blue light up the opal.  Weighing over three carats, this gem sits center stage in a sleek platinum ring that glides over the knuckle with ease.  Flanking the opal are a pair of bright white triangular diamonds that have a combined weight of .62 carat.   

Most of the opal mined is common, with little to no fire inside.  Less and less jelly opal is being found every day.  These unusual stones are becoming quite collectible and demanding a higher price.  Don’t miss this opportunity – this stunner is available now for just $4500.  And when they ask you where you got it, be sure to mention that you found it in Joe’s Special Box.

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

Written by Carrie Martin

Photos by Dana Jerpe

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A Star Was Born

Joden Girl

Baubles, Bling, and Talismanic Things

I was immediately drawn to this ring.  Bearing all the markers of the Art Deco period, this platinum piece positively glows.  I loved the subtle star motif, it was so unique!  I nabbed it right away, knowing that this is exactly the kind of ring that gets the most response on Social Media…  you guys go crazy for diamond bling!  I tucked it into the bag of blog pieces and didn’t think another thing about it. 

It wasn’t until Dana and I started reviewing the blog pieces for the week that she said…  “You know that’s an Eastern Star ring, right?”  I didn’t know.  I had noticed the star, but somehow missed the tiny gavel on one shoulder and the number 38 on the other.  

Symbols have been widely utilized in jewelry for hundreds of years.  It’s a method of communication…  representing information and ideas that may either be personal or shared.  Often, these emblems link like-minded individuals by providing a visual sign of their common ground and mutual beliefs.  

The Order of the Eastern Star (O.E.S.) is a division of the Masons, founded by Robert Morris in 1850.  As a mason himself, he felt strongly that women would be a huge asset to the organization and would only increase the goodwill and deeds being done by them.  O.E.S. is the largest fraternal order that accepts both men and women with over one million members worldwide.

As for the ring, it boasts a gorgeous Old European Cut diamond in the pentagon shaped center of the star.  This diamond weighs approximately .45 carat.  Another twenty-three single-cut diamonds have been artfully set into the five arms of the star and surrounding metalwork; these diamonds have a combined weight of .25 carat.  Delicate milgrain edges and lightly engraved shoulders add Art Deco appeal.  This beauty is available now for just $2,450.00.  

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

Written by Carrie Martin

Photos by Dana Jerpe

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Joe’s Special Box – Volume 76

Joden Girl

Baubles, Bling, and A Collector’s Things

Hey, foxy lady!  I am completed gob-smacked by this beauty.  A 3.00 carat natural yellow sapphire glows softly from the center of this platinum Edwardian setting.  Twenty-two single cut diamonds surround this golden gem – demonstrating all that a halo was meant to be.  With a combined total of .50 carat, the diamonds bring an element of sparkle to the subtle shine that radiates from the center stone.  

 

Drink in the mosaic mesh the creates the gallery of the ring…  with quiet beauty, these platinum wires are an integral part of the structure of the piece.  It’s simply beautiful…  and it’s the epitome of the type of pieces you’ll find in Joe’s Special Box.  Priced at just $2,090.00 this is one you don’t want to miss.  It’s just that good.

“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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