A Cherry on Top

Joden Girl

Baubles, Bling and Curious Things

In recent months, we have seen an uptick in the number of brooches that are selling.  Customers are leaning into nostalgic childhood memories of their grandma pinning a brooch to her dress for church on Sunday or their father sliding a stick pin through his tie before going to the office in the morning.  As a little girl, my mom was a dedicated Avon shopper – each holiday brought whimsical pins to delight a child’s heart.  One of my favorites was a winter snowman wearing a pink scarf.  It hinged open and had a lightly scented perfume inside.  

Brooches have been around for centuries.  Utilized for everything from dazzling ornamentation to silent communication – pins have played an integral part in our lives.  Brooches have memorialized loved ones, held ashes and locks of hair; they have held our undergarments together and our kilts from showing too much.  They have conveyed relationship statuses and secret love affairs.  Buttons or pins have revealed political leanings, college affiliations and showcased treasured photos of our own student athletes.  It is no surprise that these multipurpose darlings are making a comeback.

This playful beauty is a new addition to our estate department.  Made in the Mid Century Modern era, this triple cherry wonder was a fast favorite.  An 18-karat yellow gold frame forms a twig, each stem and the structure that holds the leaves.  The twig has been etched with a satin finish while each cherry stem was polished to a shine.  

A pair of leaves, complete with ruffled edges and interior veins have been carved from deep green nephrite jade.  Each one is contoured in lifelike fashion and features a matte surface.  Dark red, deep sea coral has been artfully sculpted into a trio of cherries.  Succulent and sweet, these tiny fruits are the perfect finishing touch on this summer brooch.  

If you have been looking for a fun and flirty piece of jewelry to add personality to your wardrobe, look no further.  Pin this little darling to your favorite denim jacket.  It instantly amps up your style and your mood.  Ideally sized at just over 1.5 inches, this piece was made in the late 1950’s or early 1960’s.  Our cheerful cherries are available now for just $750.00.  Call us to claim them today.

“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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