What’s New – Volume 47

Joden Girl

Baubles, Bling and the Latest Things

Last week we featured an absolutely stellar Art Deco inspired ring from modern designer SophiaD.  Today, we’re wow-ing you with an authentic original beauty.  Elongated and elegant, this navette-shaped ring is positively dripping with 1920’s appeal.  

Platinum from top to bottom, the outline of this ring resembles a pair of triangles facing opposite directions.  At the center of each one is a bright blue imitation sapphire.  The silhouette of these gems is a five-sided diamond shape.  Cutting techniques advanced during the 1920’s giving way to many new and innovative configurations like these.

Nestled between the two blue stones is a round diamond in a square setting. Six single cut diamonds mark each corner of the two triangles.  These seven diamonds have a combined weight of approximately .30 carat.  Further complementing the 1920’s look are trademark details that include pierced openwork, milgrain beaded edges and deeply etched patterns of engraving.  Measuring just under an inch from end to end, this ring is ideally sized and easy to wear. 

A perfect choice, this ring can be fitted to nearly any finger and is the latest addition to our estate department.  It’s on our site for just $1,065.00 – and won’t last long with a price like that.  If you’ve always wanted an authentic Art Deco, this one is simply too good to pass up.  Hop on over to www.joden.com and check it out for yourself.  

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

Written by Carrie Martin

Photos by Dana Jerpe

Signature Series – Volume Five

Joden Girl

Baubles, Bling and Quality Things

The heart of the Art Deco period encompassed the years from 1920-1930.  It was a decade of discovery and innovation for pioneering jewelers.  Strongly influenced by Cubism, the jewelry of the era showcased geometric shapes and bold colored gemstones.  Diamonds still reigned supreme but were often accented by fancy cut rubies, emeralds, and blue sapphires of the very best quality.  

The influence of the period has been far-reaching – in fact, the seductive allure of the Art Deco style is still bewitching today’s designers.  Sleek and elegant with timeless appeal, Art Deco is always en vogue.  Many modern manufacturers have sought to recreate the iconic styles from the 1920’s – none more successful than SophiaD.  This New York City trailblazer has merged the technology of today with classic Art Deco design.  

Platinum, the king of metals, shines to perfection in this beauty.  The structure of the ring is domed, harkening back to the Art Deco era.  This unique style elevates the center diamond off the finger while still keeping it harmoniously blended within the highly detailed design.  Six French cut blue sapphires create the loveliest staircase that culminates with a showstopping emerald cut diamond.  Weighing 1.36 carats – this bright white diamond is graded by the Gemological Institute of America as an F color and VS1 in clarity.  Two additional rows of diamonds crown the top and bottom edges of the ring and showcase an additional forty round brilliant diamonds.  Truly stunning from every angle, this modern marvel is available on our site for just $10,450.00.  

Rooted with a rich history of quality and superior design, each SophiaD piece is crafted with the finest materials the industry has to offer.  There can be no doubt why this bold statement is highlighted on the SophiaD website:

“We reflect the flamboyant and playful attitudes of the era and obtain nothing but a sleek beautiful style.  Some of the great jewelry houses, including Cartier, Tiffany and Van Cleef & Arpels, are considered to have created some of their most iconic work during the Art Deco period.  It is our time here at SophiaD to create the most important elegant and such timeless pieces for the next generation.”

And here, at Joden, our own motto continues to hold true…

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

Written by Carrie Martin

Photos by Dana Jerpe

Signature Series – Volume Four

Joden Girl

Baubles, Bling and Quality Things

With nearly fifty years of combined jewelry experience – Dana and I are an unbeatable team in more ways than one.  She and I are exclusively responsible for all things internet at Joden.  Dana is the face behind the camera while I am the voice behind the words.  This is our fourth year of collaborating to bring you the very best that Joden has to offer – everything from the sublime to the ridiculous.  With half a century in the business, we simply can’t help but to constantly look for new and exciting jewels to share.  

This ring piqued my interest.  At first, I thought the amethyst was a fantasy cut stone, but I wasn’t sure.  Once I looked inside the ring, I spotted a manufacturer’s mark.

It reads “Strell”.  With just a few keystrokes on Google, I discovered that this ring had a story all its own.  The “Strell” hallmark is short for Strellman’s.  This company was founded in 1948 by Richard Strellman – the name quickly became synonymous with dramatic jewelry.  Originating in Oregon, this American company is now based out of Minnesota and has become world famous for their original lighthouse lens cut.   This is a fantasy cut gem on an entirely other level, and exactly what our ring is.  Every one of these showstopping jewels begins with a piece of rough (or raw) gemstone of at least 125 carats.  It is cut with the grain to maximize brilliance, sparkle and color dispersion.  After refining, the result is a finished stone that will weigh approximately 10.00 carats.  

The name Lighthouse Lens Cut comes from the fresnel lens which is primarily used in lighthouses.  The gems are faceted similar to a lighthouse lens that directs the beam of light out to sea.  These fascinating stones reflect light in the exact same way.  It is unlike any other cut.  Dana was able to capture this exceptional phenomenon in a video that will be featured on our Instagram feed later this week.  You don’t want to miss it!

The ring itself is made from 14-karat yellow gold that has been polished to a pristine shine.  It is specially designed to showcase the extraordinary amethyst held within.  Authentic and original, this ring is available on our site for just $465.00.  Check it out in store or online.

“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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