Joe’s Special Box – Volume 67

Joden Girl

Baubles, Bling, and A Collector’s Things

As soon as I saw this delicate little necklace (curled up in a pile of golden deliciousness on Joe’s desk), I nabbed it.  I am ALWAYS on the lookout for blog pieces…  it’s a never-ending quest.  Even now, after more than 200 blogs later, I still can’t guess which pieces will resound with you.  Instead, I choose the things that speak to me and hope that somehow they will appeal to you as well.

And so, here we are with this late Victorian gem.  Twenty-five golden pins dangle from an interlocking cable link chain.  They graduate in size, with the largest one in the center.  It measures approximately one inch in length, and the smallest one is just a half inch.  It lays perfectly on the neck – a requisite for me.  Comfort is key.  Usually, by the end of the workday, I have discarded my jewelry in a tiny pile on the corner of my desk…  hoop earrings that got too heavy, a bracelet that clanged against my keyboard, or perhaps a ring that wore out it’s welcome on my hand.  But this beauty has been clasped around my neck for nearly four hours now and I barely know it’s there.  It’s effortless.  And that is something to smile about.  Make it yours for just $740.00.

“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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Hammer Time

Joden Girl

Baubles, Bling, and Textured Things

Eleven more sleeps til my vacation (not that I’m counting)… seven full days of white sand and blue water.  The sight, sound, and smell of the ocean restores my soul.  I cannot wait to sit on the beach with the sun kissing my skin.  Let’s face it, there has been little to no sun in Pennsylvania so far this summer.   I’m keeping my fingers crossed (maybe even my toes) and praying that I can bring the sun home with me…

I have worn pants every single day this month.  My cotton summer dresses don’t pair well with rain boots!  At Joden, we have the perfect accessories for everything in your wardrobe.  Check out these modern rosy gold pieces – I am loving the fresh feel of them.  And those textured finishes!  Yes, girl!  First, we have this signature double ring pendant featuring a hand-hammered patina.  Nine bright white diamonds wink from the bail of this beauty, adding an element of sparkle to this versatile necklace.  It hangs from an 18″ cable chain and sells for just $790.

If you ever needed statement earrings, here they are.  Dual finishes complement each other to perfection in these bold diamond shaped gems.  I can’t decide if I prefer the hand-hammered or the soft satin surface.  Lucky for me, both techniques were used to create these dangling earrings.  Available for $1280, these will quickly become your go-to choice.

Last, but definitely not least is this little 14 karat rose gold number.  Sitting center stage in east/west fashion is a brilliant oval morganite.  The pale peachy-pink stone is bezel set in this understated modern design.  A light hammered finish completes the look for just $500.  

While any of these pieces can be worn alone, I prefer the combination of all three.  Stack the necklaces for the perfect layered look then add those earrings for extra bling.  As always…

“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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Joe’s Special Box – Volume 66

Joden Girl

Baubles, Bling, and A Collector’s Things

Words from the “Joe Murawski” school of sales:

When looking for an engagement ring, women will undoubtedly say one (if not all) of these things:

  • “I don’t want a diamond that looks yellow.  If it’s white, I like it.  If it’s yellow, I don’t.”
  • ” I don’t want a diamond with visible marks or inclusions.”
  • “I don’t want a ring that look like everyone else’s.”

And after fifteen years and countless engagement sales, I can honestly say that Joe is right.  Buying a diamond ring really can be simple.  Follow these three guidelines and 99.9% of the time, you’ll find a winner.  

And what a winner this one is…  it’s absolute perfection from top to bottom.  The ring is hand-carved from platinum with a painstakingly crafted butterfly on each shoulder.  Twenty-four single cut diamonds are set around the sides and edges of the ring.  It sparkles from every angle.  Hundreds of miniscule platinum beads set off the design – this old world technique is known as milgrain.  The crowning glory of this early 1900’s gem is that center stone – a 1.05 carat Old European Cut diamond.  With high crown angles and a slightly open culet, this stone is dazzling.  Authentic and pristine, this charmer sells for $7500…  AND it fulfills all three of Joe’s rules.  You really can’t go wrong.

“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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