Joe’s Special Box – Volume 84

Joden Girl

Baubles, Bling, and A Collector’s Things

The ultimate symbol of resurrection, the butterfly brings hope to everyone who sees it.  This stunning creature is able to endure extreme change and emerge stronger and even more beautiful than it was before.  Perhaps the most iconic color pattern belongs to the monarch… the bold combination of orange, white, and black is enchanting.  

This matching ring and earring suite has been with us for awhile, waiting for the perfect home.  A complex blending of garnets, orange and yellow sapphires, and diamonds create a monarch-like look.  The ring showcases the butterfly form in full glory, while the earring is made in profile – a unique duo.  These warm, autumnal colors combine perfectly with the rich tone of 14 karat yellow gold.  

Pear-shapes, marquise and round stones fit together like the pieces of a jigsaw puzzle.  The two items have been certified by the International Gemological Institute of America and have a combined value of $ 4,380.  We are offering them today for a fraction of the price…  take both pieces home today for just $2,600!  

Available only from Joe’s Special Box. 

Written by Carrie Martin

Photos by Dane Jerpe

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Moments In Time

Joden Girl

Baubles, Bling, and  Charming Things

My mom had one, and my grandma too.  I remember being fascinated by the sparkling array of jingling trinkets and wanting one of my own… a charm bracelet!  A little silver rotary style telephone and a baby buggy with wheels that actually spun- those were my two favorite bits from my mom’s bracelet.  Grandma’s was a little more traditional, and perhaps more nostalgic.  It was a series of small flat discs…  each one shaped like the head of a boy or a girl.  There was one for every grandchild, carefully etched with a name and date of birth.  She passed away 15 years ago, and now her bracelet is upstairs in my jewelry box.  ♥.

I am fascinated by the idea of collecting a tiny jewel for the landmark moments of life.  When a complete bracelet turns up in our estate collection, I am both delighted and heart-broken at the same time.  I can’t get enough of the charms – but it absolutely astounds me that someone would sell such a special heirloom.  These beauties tell a story!  This one is platinum with a string of darling baubles… a crouching tiger, a stein, a diamond-studded acorn, an aquamarine, and a miniature church.  Then there’s a lucky horseshoe, and a face carved from opal, a crystal heart and a mask.  Maybe the church symbolizes a wedding, and the gemstones represent the birth of a child.  Priced at $3,750 – you can create your own tale to match this Art Deco dazzler.  

Perhaps you’d prefer to build your own treasure, one piece at a time.  At Joden, we can help you do exactly that!  Choose from a seemingly endless supply of vintage stick pins (they convert into the BEST charms), dainty pendants, or even antique watch parts.  First is authentic Art Deco pendant from the mid 1920’s.  For something so small, it packs a punch with a .70 carat Old European Cut diamond center – available now for $2,480.  Don’t miss the onyx and diamond number cleverly converted from one half of a watch case – priced to sell for $1,850.  Wear them alone or add them to a bracelet for something that’s oh-so-extra! 

Whether you choose a charm bracelet from 100 years ago or you want to start one of your own, come to Joden where the choices are only limited by your imagination.  

“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 83

Joden Girl

Baubles, Bling, and A Collector’s Things

Last week, I shared two rings that made the “Top Ten Rings Available at Joden” list compiled by renowned jewelry blogger Danielle Miele.  Her popular column often inspires me to look at jewelry and gemstones in a new light.  She selected a jade beauty, noting that she has been obsessed with the green stone lately.  

This elongated Art Nouveau stunner was Danielle’s pick.  Made from swirling golden vines that surround a bezel set bright green jade center, it is the ideal ornamentation for a middle finger.  A pair of old cut diamonds add the tiniest bit of sparkle, the ring is priced at $2000.00.  I’ve never been a jade girl and I have passed over this ring in Joe’s Special Box a million times…  tossed it aside in favor of something more appealing to me.  But when I found out it made the list, I gave it a chance.  It’s really grown on me…  so much so that I sought out another one.

This little charmer is my pick (also from Joe’s Special Box).  It’s made from 22 karat yellow gold (the bright color is to die for!) with an intricate pattern of s-shaped swirls that create the gallery under the center stone.  The color of the lovely cabochon jade is what hooked me…  it’s a glorious marbling of apple green with a darker grass green.  And when I slid it onto my finger, it fit perfectly.  I have to admit, I’m a sucker for that.  I have been wearing it the entire time I have been writing.  I love that after over twenty years in the jewelry industry, I can still find a new inspiration.  So, thank you Danielle – you’ve converted me into a jade lover!  Take it home today for $2250.00.

“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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