Inspired Innovation

Joden Girl

Baubles, Bling and  Nostalgic Things

Sometimes, in the jewelry world – the word reproduction carries a bit of a stigma.  A modern facsimile is not always as desirable as an antique original.  There’s no question that a mint condition, one hundred-year-old Edwardian filigree ring is worth more than the mere rocks and metal that it’s made from.   The age and rarity of the piece amp up the value, and like most antiques…  condition is everything.  Finding a pristine gem from the early 1900’s can be challenging to say the least.  Sometimes a modern lookalike is the perfect fit.

Clever wordplay and marketing genius has helped to change the opinion of copycat jewels.  The phrase “Art Deco Inspired” has a distinctly romantic feel to it – much better than “reproduction”!  At Joden, we pride ourselves on the broad range of our inventory; we often boast about having something for everyone and every budget.  But it’s not bragging if it’s true!

The halo on this little angel is comprised of fourteen single-cut diamonds.  These uniquely faceted stones feature just seventeen facets and were commonly used in Edwardian and Art Deco jewelry.  The ring is made entirely of platinum, with delicate milgrain beaded edges bordering every stone. 

Sitting center stage is an authentic old-cut pear-shape diamond that weighs .42 carat.  With a color grade of I and a clarity grade of VS – this dazzling beauty is the crowning glory of this modern marvel.  Originally priced at $3,500 – we are now offering it for just $2,625.  

Maybe pear-shapes aren’t for you…  not to worry, we’ve got you covered. 

This sweet gem is very similar to the first one, but at the same time…  it’s different.  Also made from platinum, it features fourteen single-cut diamonds in the halo – but this halo is cushion-shaped with a European cut diamond in the heart.  This Euro weighs .41 carat – it’s a bright G color and a VS clarity.  I love the round center with the cushion-shaped halo…  it’s unexpected and oh-so charming.  Previously priced at $4,225 – this beauty is now available for just $3,168.

My favorite detail of both rings is a small and easily over-looked element.  Between the center stones and the surrounding halo is a small space, room to breathe.  It’s a breath of fresh air.  And right now, let’s face it…  we could all use a little break and a whole lot of fresh air.  These rings are not on our site – call for details or stop by for a tiny bit of jewelry therapy.

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

Written by Carrie Martin

Photos by Dana Jerpe

His and Hers

Joden Girl

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

Emerald Cut Elegance

Joden Girl

Baubles, Bling, and Diamond Earrings

For the first time in a long time, this holiday season drew on an old favorite…  diamond studs.  The last few years have been all about diamond hoops.  But not this year.  Shoppers demanded studs of all shapes, sizes, and colors.  There were round brilliants, princess cuts, and squares.  Sparkling gems set in gold of every color…  white, rose, and yellow.  There’s no question – the classic styles are back on top.

Somehow these beauties are still here…  but I doubt they last long.  Check out the attention to detail.  Let’s start with the Art Deco-inspired mountings.  Milgrain beaded swirls decorate the back of the 14 karat white gold baubles and a delicate ring of diamonds surrounds the eight-side edge.  A second halo of round brilliants accent the center stones…  that’s a total of 104 fully faceted diamonds weighing in at over .50 carat.  And don’t forget those emerald cuts – a killer pair of perfectly matched step-cut diamonds that weigh 1.08 carats.  These dazzlers have an average color grade of F, with an average clarity grade of VS.  Simply stunning.  

My husband bought me my diamond earrings several years ago.  I love the traditional feel of them…  round diamonds set in white gold.  They are the perfect accessory for everything from jeans to heels.  They are in my ears more often than not. 

Every girl needs a pair of diamond studs…  whether they be plain or fancy, round or square.  At Joden, we have choices aplenty – including these.  Make them yours today for just $4200.

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

Writing and Photos by Carrie Martin

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