This or That – Volume Two

 Joden Girl

Baubles, Bling and Beaded Things

With an inventory like ours, where the cases are filled to overflowing – there are always choices.  If you’re looking for a sapphire ring, we won’t have just one, more likely we will have one hundred.  Joe often boasts that the most unique aspect of Joden is that we truly have something for everyone and every budget.  If you visit our showroom we guarantee you’ll fall in love.  

It was no surprise to me that within our treasure chest of gems and jewels we have more a handful of Etruscan revival bracelets – my two favorites are available at  They shared marked similarities and yet each has its own individual personality.

First, we have this beauty.  Measuring approximately 3/8 of an inch wide, this 15 karat gold bangle is made to wear. 

The top half features classic Etruscan granulation decor – fifteen quatrefoil shapes arch artfully across the wrist.  Two parallel milgrain borders complete the look.  It’s hinged, offering a securely snapping clasp as well as a safety chain.  The pattern is ornate and yet simple enough to wear every day.  It could easily become your signature piece, priced at $1,580.00.

And then we have this charmer.  It’s 7/8 of an inch of golden deliciousness.  A tiny ornate border highlights the outer edges and a singular delicate flower blooms on the exterior perimeter.  

Much like the other bangle, this bracelet blend seamlessly into any wardrobe.  It pairs perfectly with everything from jeans to dresses, a go-to adornment for every occasion!  Priced at $3,150.00, it’s a signature piece that you will enjoy for a lifetime.

And so I ask you, which would you choose?  This narrow quatrefoil embellished bangle or that wide golden beauty with floral decor?  This or that?

“You can go to our site and look, then come to us and touch.”

Written by Carrie Martin

Photos by Dana Jerpe

Joe’s Special Box – Volume 34

Joden Girl

Baubles, Bling, and A Collector’s Things

Nine parallel rows of finely woven 15 karat yellow gold form the continuous loop of this Victorian slide bracelet.  The silken mesh glides like silk over the hand to rest on the wrist.  The cleverly adjustable mechanism (or slide) features a beautifully engraved circle…  home for the crowning glory of this antique beauty – a 12.5 mm cabochon coral bead, polished to a shine.  Coral of this size and color is rare and highly collectible. 

From the palest of pinks to deep blood reds, coral has been a prized gem for hundreds of years, especially during the 19th century.  In fact, most coral reefs are now protected to prevent further harvesting of this organic gemstone.  In the late 1800’s, when this bracelet was made, coral was thought to provide protection and promote good health.  Necklaces and pendants were commonly worn by infants and young children.  This piece, however, was made for a woman.  Perhaps to guard against infertility, yet another superstition associated with this colorful stone.  No matter the purpose, the undeniable result was an exquisitely handsome piece.  

This antique vision is available now for $7,650.00.  The rarity and condition of this bracelet have guaranteed it a spot in Joe’s Special Box…  at least until someone takes it home.  

“Go to our site and look, them come to Joden and touch.”


Written by Carrie Martin

Photo by Shelly Isacco

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