What’s New – Volume 63

Joden Girl

Baubles, Bling and the Latest Things

This week’s find is perfectly petite and oh-so-sweet!  In near mint condition, these Victorian beauties are ideal for daily wear.  Made entirely from 9-karat yellow gold, a contoured wire travels through the earlobe and closes snugly in a c-shaped catch.  

A four-petaled blossom embellishes each golden wire.  It is intricately detailed, including a ribbed leaf situated between each petal.  Ensconced within a small milgrain-edged bezel, a creamy seed pearl marks the center of the floret.  

A tiny round bead dangles from the base of the earring, adding an element of motion.  These authentic antique earrings are absolutely charming.  Ideal for any age, these pierced earrings are priced at just $400.00.  Finds like this are few and far between and simply too good to miss.  If you’re as enchanted as we are, pick up the phone and make them yours today…  I promise you; we won’t have them tomorrow.  

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

Written by Carrie Martin

Photos by Dana Jerpe

Delightfully Debatable

Joden Girl

Baubles, Bling and a Blooming Ring

Today’s featured piece has turned into a bit of a mystery.  I loved it at first sight, which is no great surprise considering that it’s a flower.  I’m a sucker for a pretty posy.  Oftentimes, when I find something that I like, I keep it on my desk….  giving me the opportunity to test drive it.  I can try it on, even wear it for a day or more; it allows me to get a real feel for it without buying it.  It’s a perk of the job, and it helps prevent impulse purchases (especially if you’re a lover of retail therapy, like me).

Sometimes those pieces go back to wherever I found them.  Sometimes, they become mine.    And sometimes they end up here…  

This ring is a unique find.  Incredibly lifelike, a three dimensional flower sits atop a twisted double rope band.  There are no hallmarks on the ring, however by using our electronic metal analyzer, I was able to determine that the entire top is made from 18-karat yellow gold while the bottom is 14-karat.  The blossom itself is beautifully made with nineteen separate petals.  Each one features a hand-textured surface and a softly ruffled edge.  It has a romantic vintage vibe that is absolutely charming.  

The band seems to be more modern and not as fine.  It’s possible that it’s a marriage, joining together a pendant (or pin?) with a twisted band to create one ring.  It’s also quite small, a size 3.  Sitting on my pinky, the flower spans from one knuckle to the next.  One round diamond winks from the center and a second diamond dangles from an outer petal.  With a total weight of approximately .30 carat, these gems add sparkle and a hint of whimsy.  

Initially, I thought it was a rose.  But as I sat down to write…  I wasn’t sure.  I consulted Google – after which, I pondered the possibility of a peony.  With those two choices in mind – I asked Dana.  She is team peony.  Still on the fence, I went back to Google, which added a more specific possibility…  the English Garden Rose.  

Although this ring seems to present more questions than answers, one thing is certain.  It’s lovely and so much fun!  Flowers are one of natures most delicate beauties and have inspired jewelers for centuries.  Available now for just $600, this botanical blossom offers enduring elegance.  Check out our Instagram story and tell us what you think!

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

Written by Carrie Martin

Photos by Dana Jerpe

Water of the Sea

Joden Girl

Baubles, Bling and Birthstone Things

“The lovely aquamarine, which seems to have come from some mermaid’s treasure house. 

In the depths of a summer sea, has charms not to be denied.”

– Pliny the Elder

Named for its hypnotic color, aquamarine is the March birthstone and undeniably one of the most desirable of all gems.  It was aptly dubbed after the Latin term for seawater – and it could not be a more appropriate name.  Found in every shade from the palest powder hue to a deep greenish blue, each one evokes visions of the ocean. Whether you prefer aquamarine in the sparkling clear blue tone of Caribbean waters or the rich turquoise blue of the Mariana Trench – this beauty is sure to dazzle.  

Gaining popularity at the end of the 19th century, aquamarine began popping up in late Victorian jewelry, like this lovely lavalier pendant.  Constructed from 15-karat yellow gold, this English piece is absolute perfection from top to bottom.  One round aquamarine rests in a milgrain-accented bezel from which a dramatic drop dangles freely.  Resembling an elongated triangle, the open-work design showcases yet another bezel set aquamarine.  

Combined these two stones have a total weight of approximately 2.50 carats.  Accenting the oval aqua at the North, South, East and West points are four petite pearls.  A fifth creamy pearl sits higher in the mounting near the peak of the triangle.  Suspended from a sixteen-inch chain, the pendant rests beautifully just below the base of the throat.

This necklace pairs perfectly with everything from denim to silk; it transitions seamlessly from a day at the office to date night out!  A picture of sophisticated elegance, this Victorian necklace is also an ideal choice to celebrate a March birthday.  Moderately priced at $1,750.00 – it’s available in our showroom 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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