Joe’s Special Box – Volume 117

Joden Girl

Baubles, Bling, and A Collector’s Things

There’s no doubt – when most people think about antique jewelry, the style that comes to mind is white gold filigree.  More often than not, it’s an Edwardian or Art Deco ring.  However, some of the finest and most beautiful pieces that were created in the first three decades of the 20th century were not rings.  The 1930’s gave us some truly iconic arm candy…  I’m not talking about Fred Astaire or Humphrey Bogart, but rather this pair of stunning bracelets.

A thin layer of platinum has been applied to a 14 karat white gold framework in this late Art Deco masterpiece.  Expertly crafted from fourteen links of three different styles, this detailed filigree work is everything.  The close-up photo showcases how truly intricate this particular pattern is…  handmade lace at its finest.  Each of the three smallest links have a tiny round diamond winking from the center.  Nestled within the filigree of the adjacent links are bright blue pear-shaped synthetic sapphires, set east/west style.  The bracelet measures nearly half an inch in width, making a true statement on the wrist for just $2,700.00.

Of the two, I have a slight preference for this gem.  Made from 14 karat white gold with two rows of twenty-four links, this little darling is a decadent dreamboat of deliciousness.  I love the pattern of the filigree – it reminds me of little leaves.  Interspersed within are bright pops of color and tiny bits of sparkle; there are six French cut synthetic sapphires and four single cut diamonds.  Every edge, line and swirl of this bracelet has been accented by milgrain beading…  even the sides!  These small details are just thing to elevate this bracelet from ordinary to extraordinary.  Make this one yours for just $2,950.00.

If you’re all about the arm candy for 2021…  Joden has you covered!  Call 800-747-7552 or text 724-699-1932 to shop from the comfort of your home or visit our showroom for the ultimate jewelry experience.

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

Written by Carrie Martin

Photos by Dana Jerpe

Treasured Tradition

Joden Girl

Baubles, Bling and Porcelain Things

Since 1759, Wedgwood finery has been gracing tables with their signature style.  Founded by Josiah Wedgwood, this exemplary company began by offering the finest in luxury china.  By 1769, the catalog had expanded to include small jewelry items like rings and seals that featured intaglios – a carved image in which the picture is recessed into the surface of the stone.  Blown away by the popularity of these tiny treasures, the 1779 catalog grew yet again and showcased a more extensive jewelry line, incorporating buttons, lockets and bracelets.  These new additions offered a fresh take on the traditional feel of the Wedgwood brand – cameos.  This artform is done in high relief, where the intricate image raises off the surface of the background in a multi-dimensional way.  Jasperware is the most popular line and the Wedgwood blue and white color palette has become synonymous with the iconic brand.  

This Edwardian pendant features a rare Wedgwood image – with a trio of color.  An olive green background provides a subtle pop of color for the purplish grey and white cameo-style carving.  The figure depicts a young girl standing in profile.  Expertly fitted into the original leather case, this turn of the century pendant has so much more to offer.  Hand-fashioned in a mirror shape, the platinum-topped yellow gold framework is a masterpiece of filigree and diamonds.  Thirty-three old cut diamonds are nestled into each curlicue.  Delicate milgrain beading adds to the overall ambiance of the pendant.  Priced at $3,650 – this antique beauty looks great in the box but would be outstanding on the neck.  

This sweet little ring is a modern example of the work still being produced by the Wedgwood company, now known as WWRD for Wedgwood, Waterford and Royal Dalton.  This Jasperware scene is made from classic biscuit porcelain (an unglazed, ready to wear variety) in Wedgwood blue and white.  A winged angel offers the sweetest image on this 14 karat yellow gold ring.  A tiny four-petaled flower adds just a bit of decor to the otherwise plain shank.  The oval shape of the ring harkens back to the original neo-classic style that the Wedgwood brand is famous for.  Available for just $235, this perfectly petite piece is too good to miss.

From the very affordable to moderately luxurious, these two Wedgwood pieces are truly something special.  Give us a call at 800-747-7552 to make one yours today.

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

Written by Carrie Martin

Photos by Dana Jerpe

Pick of the Week – Volume 30

Joden Girl

Baubles and Bling with Unbelievable Pricing

This delicate beauty belongs on the wrist of a new bride.  Made from a perfect pairing of yellow gold and platinum, this Edwardian enchantress is everything.  Handcrafted at the turn of the 20th century – well over one hundred years ago – this gem is still in pristine condition.  With a circular center section and a narrow band, this bracelet is fancy enough to wear on your wedding day and yet simple enough to add a bit of sparkle to your favorite leggings and fuzzy sweater.  

Close inspection reveals five natural pearls – with a slightly golden hue and shimmery shell – these pearls amp up the vintage vibe of this bracelet.  A matched pair of Old European cut diamonds flank the center section and have a combined weight of .35 carat.  A series of six tiny leaves add a classic Edwardian element – each one featuring milgrain beaded edges and a rose cut diamond center.  There are 24 rose cut diamonds in all with a total weight of .25 carat.  

It shocks me to say that this bracelet has gone virtually unnoticed on our site for more than a year.  After a quick discussion with Dana, we decided that the photos simply weren’t doing it any justice.  Now, with new photos AND as a featured Pick of the Week, we’re certain that it will find a forever home.  

Originally priced at $6,300 – we are now offering this antique bracelet for just $4,150.  That’s a savings of over $2000!  Pick of the Week pricing only lasts for one week – don’t miss this unbelievable deal.  Click the link and make it yours now. 

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

Written by Carrie Martin

Photos by Dana Jerpe and Shelly Isacco

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