A Pair of Pears

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Baubles, Bling, and Shapely Things

Just when I think that the halo craze must surely be coming to an end…  a new twist enters the game and we’re off and running again.  There is no question that fancy-shaped center stones have been on FIRE this year.  In fact, the marquise cut was predicted to be THE shape for 2019.  We added our two cents to that prophecy with A Queen Returns back in February.  With fall on the horizon, I am tentatively throwing in the towel on that one.  While we definitely sold a marquise here and there, the real star of the show this year has been the pear.  

Much as I hate to admit it, even I have been a smitten kitten where this modern double-halo engagement ring is concerned.  It goes against everything I usually like…  but it’s just so sparkly!  I am powerless to resist it.  A dazzling white pear brilliant cut diamond sits center stage in this 18 karat white gold contemporary beauty.  Weighing .48 carat, this diamond packs a punch.  It is surrounded by not one but two diamond halos created from fifty-one round diamonds that wrap around the center then cascade down the shoulders.  The side stones add an additional .45 carat to this ring, bringing the total diamond weight to .93 carat.  Priced at just $2,150, this is A LOT of look for the money.  

Shortly after I discovered the shiny new ring shown above, I stumbled across this tarnished old gem.  Featuring a rose-cut pear-shaped diamond, this 9 karat yellow gold stunner was handcrafted nearly 200 years ago.  It’s Georgian, made in the 1830’s.  Twelve additional rose cut diamonds add another layer of subtle shine to this understated piece.  The total diamond weight comes in at just over a half carat, .55 to be exact.  Each nook and cranny of the softly scalloped edge is rich with a dark patina, achieved solely with age.  It shimmers with quiet beauty for just $925.  

And so I ask you the same question I have been asking myself…  which one will it be?  Are you drawn glossy shine of the new ring or do you covet the gleaming glow of the antique bauble?  Cast your vote on our Instagram post!  

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

Written by Carrie Martin

Photos by Dane Jerpe

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Joe’s Special Box – Volume 75

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Baubles, Bling, and A Collector’s Things

Lately, my partner-in-crime and I have been really looking at the jewelry… studying it.  Dana is my work bestie and the one who takes all the stunning photos for the blog, the website, and our social media.  Together we are an unbeatable team, a dynamic duo to be sure.  Since we have taken on the monumental task of manning the internet portion of Joden Jewelers, we find ourselves regarding each piece in a new light.  

Like this bracelet, for example.  Once, I would have passed it over without much more than a cursory glance.  But today, I took it out of the bag and draped it across my wrist.  I louped the design.  Then I handed it to Dana, asking “What about this?”  I watched her repeat the same process I had just gone through.  She turned it over carefully in her hand, taking in the vivid white opals and the bright diamond trim and then responded with a resounding “Maybe!”.  

You see, we are in an endless search to discover the pieces that not only speak to us, but also to you.  In the seven short months that we have been working on this joint venture, we have had marginal success and a few bright shining moments of greatness.  We are both striving for more.

So here we are with a 1970’s 14 karat two tone bracelet, found in Joe’s Special Box.  What’s so “special” about this chunky (and a bit funky) piece?  It was constructed with a woven bamboo frame.  This yellow gold structure has been enhanced with six oval opals that glimmer with orange and green fire from within.  Twelve white gold diamond flowers adorn the spaces between the opals.  Priced right at $4300, I have just one question for you.  Is it hot or not?  We anxiously await your response.  Let us know what you think via email…

carrie@joden.com or dana@joden.com

Written by Carrie Martin

Photos by Dana Jerpe

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Welcome To The Jungle

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Baubles, Bling, and Wild Things

It is impossible to write the words, “Welcome to the Jungle” without hearing Axl Rose screaming in my head. Flashback to 1993, twelve rows back from center stage, drooling over Guns & Roses performing live.  Those were the days.  Now, my wildest nights include an extra cheese pizza and staying up past ten o’clock!

Speaking of wild, check out these charming little guys…

 

 

How fun is this animal themed bracelet?  Each one is sculpted from 14 karat yellow gold.  The details are amazing – textured fur and wrinkles in the skin.  The rhinoceros is complete with his double horn, and hulking shape.  The lion, king of the jungle, appears to be on the prowl with his mane blowing back from his face.  I am in love with the vigilant stance of the gorilla!  And that elephant, with his truck up (for good luck, of course) and knee cleverly bent…  he is a gentle giant to be sure.  Finally, the zebra with his beautifully striped coat and tufted mane is so lifelike.  All five are equally spaced on a seven inch bracelet using barrel like flat beads.  

It pairs perfectly with these 14 karat yellow gold hoop earrings with elephant dangles.  The size is ideal, clearing the earlobe with a bit of movement that makes them extra playful.  Bring something wild and untamed to your daily look with this dynamic duo.  The bracelet is priced at just $790 and the earrings are available for only $300.  Give us a call or stop by our showroom to make them yours.

“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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