Give Her Your Regards

Joden Girl

Baubles, Bling and Figurative Things

In the midst of social distancing, the most important thing we can do is to care for each other.  Respect each other, have REGARD for one another.  What more elegant way to do so than with this superb bracelet from the late Victorian era.  

Beautifully handcrafted from 22 karat yellow and rose gold, the length of this bracelet features woven mesh links nearly one inch wide.  The mesh is capped with a pair of high polished ends where the clasp attaches.  Most often, a clasp is hidden, made to blend seamlessly – not in this case.  This clasp is displayed proudly, and set with a series of gemstones in a very specific order…  Ruby, Emerald, Garnet, Amethyst, Ruby, and Diamond.  These colorful stones are an acrostic, with the first letter of each one spelling out the word REGARD.  

This very romantic sentiment is surrounded by additional rich details.  A matte finish has been applied to the underlying structure, while the edge of the clasp is artfully scalloped with raised golden curls interspersed with multicolored leaves.  

A method of expressing affection, these symbolic gems were popular during the 1800’s.  In addition to the “Regard” cipher, there was also “Dearest”.  Rings were the most common example of this art-form, this bracelet is much more rare.  Priced at $4,475.00 – this expertly crafted beauty is highly collectible and won’t last long.  

If you’ve been searching for the perfect way to tell her that you love her, look no further.  Call us at 800-747-7552 to make it yours.

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

Written by Carrie Martin

Photos by Dana Jerpe

Joe’s Special Box – Volume 83

Joden Girl

Baubles, Bling, and A Collector’s Things

Last week, I shared two rings that made the “Top Ten Rings Available at Joden” list compiled by renowned jewelry blogger Danielle Miele.  Her popular column often inspires me to look at jewelry and gemstones in a new light.  She selected a jade beauty, noting that she has been obsessed with the green stone lately.  

This elongated Art Nouveau stunner was Danielle’s pick.  Made from swirling golden vines that surround a bezel set bright green jade center, it is the ideal ornamentation for a middle finger.  A pair of old cut diamonds add the tiniest bit of sparkle, the ring is priced at $2000.00.  I’ve never been a jade girl and I have passed over this ring in Joe’s Special Box a million times…  tossed it aside in favor of something more appealing to me.  But when I found out it made the list, I gave it a chance.  It’s really grown on me…  so much so that I sought out another one.

This little charmer is my pick (also from Joe’s Special Box).  It’s made from 22 karat yellow gold (the bright color is to die for!) with an intricate pattern of s-shaped swirls that create the gallery under the center stone.  The color of the lovely cabochon jade is what hooked me…  it’s a glorious marbling of apple green with a darker grass green.  And when I slid it onto my finger, it fit perfectly.  I have to admit, I’m a sucker for that.  I have been wearing it the entire time I have been writing.  I love that after over twenty years in the jewelry industry, I can still find a new inspiration.  So, thank you Danielle – you’ve converted me into a jade lover!  Take it home today for $2250.00.

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

Written by Carrie Martin

Photos by Dana Jerpe

The Things Golden Dreams Are Made Of

Joden Girl

Baubles, Bling and Golden Things

Choosing a piece of jewelry is like buying a new dress or a great pair of shoes.  It’s a process – first we shop with our eyes.  Customers come in to Joden, milling around, casting their eyes up and down, scanning the cases.  I love watching their faces light up when they find something that speaks to them.  It’s an exciting moment.  Our job is to match each client with the perfect piece, the one that lights them up like a candle.  

Coincidentally, the same thing happens to those of us who work in the store…  we dig through new inventory like scavengers searching for buried treasure.  That’s exactly how I discovered this golden beauty.  Joe and Jay had been on a buying trip and returned with a box overflowing with baubles and bling.  As I sifted through, this little ring caught my eye.  

There’s nothing like the look and feel of high karat gold.  This ring is made entirely of 22 karat yellow gold – it glides over the knuckle like silk.  The top portion is comprised of a trio of quatrefoil shapes.  Each one is set with thirty-one round brilliant diamonds.  These stones are natural fancy yellow in color with a combined total weight of .50 carat.  The monochromatic effect is simple and stunning at the same time.  This is a ring that will become a part of you, it’s a signature piece.  You will find yourself wanting to wear it every day.  

Originally priced at $2,160.00.

Mention this blog and it can be yours for the special price of $1,650.00.

“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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