Once Upon A Time

Enchanted Rose

Joden Girl

Baubles, Bling, and Fairy Tale Things

Every girl dreams of living happily ever after.  Princesses have been searching for their Prince Charming for hundreds of years — whether in fabled stories of long ago or the animated movies of today.  Prince Charming and Cinderella, Prince Eric and Ariel, Belle and the Beast:  these characters are the stuff little girls dreams are made of…

The enchanted rose (pictured above) is an iconic symbol from Beauty and The Beast.  The story is woven around this perfect blossom.  As the tale unfolds, the rose begins to wither and will ultimately die.  Only true love can save the day.

Recently, we purchased our own enchanted rose (pictured below).  The moment I saw it, I immediately thought of Beauty and The Beast.

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This piece, made in the 1950’s, implements perfect Edwardian style.  The stem of the bud is constructed of platinum with a white gold pin stem.  Round brilliant diamonds were set into the stem, adding the perfect amount of sparkle.  The rose petals were carved from a singular piece of salmon colored jade, and lifelike leaves have been sculpted from four pieces of green jade.  Each element combines to create this fabled flower.

Sure to be an instant favorite, its beauty will never fade.  Our enchanted rose is the perfect beginning to your own fairy tale.

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

Written by Carrie Martin

Photo by Carla Leight

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Do You Believe In Reincarnation?

Daisy

Joden Girl

Baubles, Bling, and Recycled Things

Beauty has been defined and redefined in thousands of ways.  Jewelry is often the subject of those definitions.  Designers and style icons offer ideas of what is on trend for the season.  But, are they truly fresh, new ideas?  Or are styles simply reworked and brought back to life?  The vintage jewelry at Joden is a constant reminder that every style is a throwback.  A revival, if you will.

The bracelet pictured above is no exception.  Known as Etruscan Revival, the style of this piece is timeless.  Original Etruscan jewelry dates back to the 3rd and 4th centuries, however, this piece wasn’t crafted until the end of the 19th century, during the 1890’s.

I don’t know when we acquired this bracelet… but I know that I have clasped it around my wrist at least a dozen times.  I have admired the matte finish of the brassy yellow gold, expressed a secret smile over the small daisy-like flowers, and I have carefully run my fingernail over the tiny rows of beads that create the delicate design.

Etruscan Bangle  Etruscan Bangle Daisy Trim

Granulation is a form of gold work in which tiny beads of high karat gold are applied in geometric or linear patterns to a high karat gold surface.  It is utilized to perfection in this classic piece.  The natural warmth and richness of the metal speaks for itself, no gemstones or other ornamentation is needed.

This bracelet, a true antique, is on point with jewelry trends for this season.  It’s a statement bangle, no layering is required here.  It would be a truly spectacular addition to any wardrobe; perfect for a night out or able to be worn every day.  Come in and try it for yourself.

“You can go to a museum and look, or you can come to us and touch.”
Written by Carrie Martin

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Temptation is an Invitation

Pansy Pin Parallelogram Ring Blog

Joden Girl

Baubles, Bling and Tempting Things

It beckons to me.  Joden Jewelers is fraught with temptation: brimming with antique jewelry – rings for each finger, bracelets, pendants, pearls – more pins than I can count.  I am surrounded by vintage jewels every day.  Victorian, Art Deco, Retro, and Modern; I love it all.  One-of-a-kind treasures that are hand selected for this singular store.  There is only one Joden, and it is known for beauty.

For over forty-six years, Joe Muraski has bet on beautiful jewelry.  Joden is internationally recognized as a leading source for the world’s finest antique, estate, and modern jewelry.  From the enameled purple pansy to the renowned Art Deco ring (both pictured above), the selection is both eclectic and enticing.

At Joden, cultivating customers is our ultimate goal.  We are story-tellers…  spinning a tale of history, artistry, and romance.  Joy and a sense of pride are created each time an exquisite piece of jewelry is paired with the perfect recipient.  Vast product knowledge, skill, and finesse are necessary tools of our trade.  We embrace the lavish inventory, uncovering memoirs of the past and creating heirlooms of the future.

I have been lucky enough to work at Joden Jewelers for over twelve years.  Early on, I discovered that my job at Joden was actually a lifelong career.  My voracious appetite for the valuable education offered here allowed me to pursue my passion and find my voice.  It has taken me from apprentice to master and now from student to teacher.  I am embarking on a journey, and invite you to join me.  I will be doing the writing, but the jewelry will speak for itself.  Welcome to Joden Girl.

“You can go to a museum and look, or you can come to us and touch.”
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Written by Carrie Martin

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