Botanical Band Bonanza

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Baubles, Bling, and Floral Rings

I cannot resist a great floral band…  old or new, white or yellow, narrow or wide.  I love them all, and our customers do, too!  Vintage variations are more sought out than their modern counterparts, but both are popular choices.  This array features five beauties including a Mid Victorian, an Art Nouveau, an Edwardian, an Art Deco, and a modern gem.  

Check out each one in all its glory.  First is this rosy 9 karat gold band showcasing a pattern of modified fleur-de-lis continuing all the way around.  Although the piece is wide, it’s not thick, making it extremely comfortable to wear.  Made during the 1860’s, this antique band is priced at $500.

Next is a dainty platinum charmer from the 1930s.  A never-ending circle is created from entwined five-petaled flowers, leaves, and vines.  Each element has been heavily engraved to further enhance the lifelike feel of the piece.  Set into the center of each flower is a European Cut diamond adding the perfect amount of sparkle.  Priced at $1700, this band is available on our website now.

Third, is my personal favorite of the bunch.  Made in true Art Nouveau style with bold flowers. tiny leaves, and tenderlings ready to bloom – this 14 karat yellow gold stunner makes a statement.  It’s a steal for just $700.

Designer “Beverley K” combined a vintage vine vibe with modern technology to create this 18 karat white gold vision.  Every single leaf and stem on this ring features millegrain beading.  This old world technique brings a decidedly Art Deco feel to this brand new band.  Available now for $1375.

Wrapping up our band bonanza is an Edwardian dream.  A rich yellow gold core nestled inside a platinum shell is enhanced with elaborate engraving.  A ring of orange blossoms brings a botanical feel to this turn of the century piece.  The narrowness of the band enables it to be paired with an engagement ring or stacked with all your favorites.  Buy it now for just $800.

If you’re like me, and you’re crazy for these bands, give us a call or stop in!  I’d love to help you choose your next treasure.

“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 56

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Baubles, Bling, and A Collector’s Things

Sometimes it’s hard to find inspiration.  I become blind to the individual beauty of each piece…  they all start to look the same.  At times like this, I seek Joe’s help.  His expertise enables me to see beyond a one-glance appraisal, he opens my eyes to the wonder of ancient techniques and antique craftsmanship.  

When Joe placed this coral carving in my hand, he said “This piece is really something special.”  And he was so right.  Joe LOVES cameos, our collection boasts more than 100 of them!  I am more of a cameo appreciator than a cameo lover.  A warrior, in full regalia with a Griffin adorned helmet and flowing locks of hair is shown in profile.  It’s fitted into an elaborate Estruscan beaded frame.  The outer edge of the frame is scalloped then encrusted with scrolling lines and tiny golden beads with a tear-drop shaped piece of peach coral dangling from the bottom.  

When I flipped the necklace over, I discovered my favorite part…  the inscription.  This lovely Art Nouveau pendant was gifted on October 12th, 1907.  That’s over 112 years ago.  The pair of initials leads me to hope that perhaps it was a betrothal or wedding gift.  I’m a hopeless romantic!  

Newly added to Joe’s Special Box, this carved coral confection is available for $2,650.00. 

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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His and Hers

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Baubles, Bling, and Harmonious Rings

Check out these beauties!  One for the ladies and one for the gents…  this pair of rings is Art Deco inspired deliciousness.  Bright white gold, elaborate engraving, sparkling diamonds and a pop of blue sapphire all sing in sweet harmony.  The eye hardly knows where to look first, but let’s give it a try.

Ladies before gentlemen, as the saying goes.  Although this ring may look like it’s right out of the 1920’s, it’s actually a modern marvel designed by Beverley K, an award-winning manufacturer of graceful and feminine jewelry.  A dazzling white 1.00 carat round brilliant diamond is fitted between a pair of rectangular french cut blue sapphires that weigh .16 carats.  Surrounding the center trio are eighteen single cut diamonds that have a combined total weight of .17 carats.  Tiny beaded edges (also known as millegrain) and intricate engraving succeed in amping up the vintage volume.  This ring is currently listed on our website for $4200. 

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Give us a call, mention this blog and this stunning Beverley K ring can be yours for just $3700!***  

Last, but certainly not least is this beautiful gents ring.  It, too, feels very Art Deco.  But just like the lady’s ring above, this is a more modern piece.  Crafted during the 1950’s from 14 karat white gold, this gem features killer design elements that make it the ideal complement to our lady’s piece.  Check out the double millegrain border that highlights the center diamond!  And what a diamond it is…  weighing in at 1.53 carats, it catches the light from every angle.  Four french cut synthetic sapphires bring an element of color to the artful engraving the swirls down each shoulder.  Everything about this ring screams classic elegance…  make it your for just $10,500.

I love the idea of some lucky couple making these twinning counterparts into their wedding rings or anniversary bands.  If that doesn’t happen, then I look forward to someone making either of these Art Deco-inspired works into an heirloom of the future.  Let our experts at Joden Jewelers help you make memories of your own.

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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