Pick of the Week – Volume 45

Joden Girl

Baubles and Bling with Unbelievable Pricing

I love the Art Nouveau period…  touted as the celebration of the woman and nature, this period is bursting with botanical beauty and femininity.  With little to no diamonds, these jewels are not blingy or sparkly but rather colorful creations dedicated to beauty and artistry.

As one of the shorter periods, lasting only from 1890-1910, Art Nouveau made a huge impact in a very brief time.  These two decades boasted some of the greatest artisans of all time… René Lalique, Henri Vever and Louis Comfort Tiffany just to name a few.

This 14 karat yellow gold bracelet is a stellar example of the era.  Comprised of nine identical links, this bit of arm candy measures 6.75 inches from end to end.  Each link centers on a rectangular peridot.  These stones are perfectly matched with a lovely soft green hue.  Handmade scrolls envelope the bezel that wraps around each gem.  It has a luxurious feel and drapes across the wrist with ease.  

This bracelet has been a featured piece on our website.  We thought we’d shine a light on it by making it a Pick of the Week!  Previously priced at $4,500.00, we are now offering it for just $3,650.00.  Click the links for additional photos and details. 

“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

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

Arm Candy

 Joden Girl

Baubles, Bling and Art Deco Things

The years between WWI and WWII were a time of great prosperity, and even earned a famous moniker…  the Roaring Twenties.  Aptly named, the era was noted by a feeling of exuberance that took the United States by storm.  Americans experienced a wave of wealth that was both welcome and unfamiliar.  It allowed them to splurge on luxury items such as radios, fashionable clothing, automobiles and even jewelry.  

If ever there was a golden time to be able to binge on jewels, the Art Deco years were certainly ideal.  While the exact beginning and ending of Art Deco cannot be pinpointed, most agree that the period lasted from about 1920-1935.  Undoubtedly the most influential period in jewelry history, the style of Art Deco has been replicated, copied and imitated more than any other.  

This beauty epitomizes all the fine points of the era.  Made entirely of platinum, this bracelet centers on a trio of open-culet marquise cut diamonds.  These three sparklers have a combined weight of approximately .50 carat.  Accenting this threesome are a series of bright blue synthetic sapphires (authentic to the period), creating a diamond shape that expertly draws the eye while adding just a touch of color.  An intricate pattern was achieved using artfully interlocking links.  Each of these links has been handset with round diamonds, eighty in all.  These diamonds have a combined total weight of 3.00 carats.  

The thing that I love most about this bracelet is the practicality of it.  That’s right, I said it’s practical.  Most bracelets from the Art Deco period are wider and quite extravagant, like this gem featured on our website:

It’s a special occasion piece.  Stunning, yet not exactly the kind of thing that you wear to the grocery store.  Definitely worth checking out.  But for now, let’s get back to today’s piece…  this little number is in pristine condition and is dainty enough to wear every day.  It pairs perfectly with your favorite pair of jeans and also works well for date night.  My second favorite part of this little bit of arm candy is the price – $5500.  It’s rare to find an authentic Art Deco bracelet at an affordable price.  It’s the perfect summer accessory!  

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

Written by Carrie Martin

Photos by Dana Jerpe

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