Joe’s Special Box – Volume 68

Joden Girl

Baubles, Bling, and A Collector’s Things

Joe’s Special Box is a virtual treasure trove of super sweet vintage jewels.  What was once a small square box has now become three overflowing bins…  one of which is nothing but rings.  Dainty Edwardian charmers, Art Deco gems and a few Victorian beauties like this one.  

Made in England in 1887, this 15 karat yellow gold enchantress is absolutely perfect.  Set in a diagonal swirl across the center are an alternating series of three natural pearls and a two bright red rubies.  Engraved scrolls fan out from the center section adding another layer of dimension.  A series of hallmarks are deeply etched into the inside shank of the piece, ensuring the karatage as well as the age of this 19th century prize.  The gold is silky smooth and glides over the knuckle to sit comfortably on any hand.  I love it on an index or middle finger.  The condition is mint – a pleasant surprise for a 132 year old ring.  Add it to your collection now for now for just $680.

Written by Carrie Martin

Photos by Dana Jerpe

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Joe’s Special Box – Volume 57

Joden Girl

Baubles, Bling, and A Collector’s Things

When you visit our showroom, often times you will be treated to a tour of the store…  it’s a visual feast for the eyes.  From pre-owned Rolex watches to fine Art Deco jewels, there is something for everyone.  Perhaps one of the most popular stops on the tour is the Victorian case featuring a vast array of late 19th century mourning jewelry.  Based on the broad range of reactions to some of the pieces available, we’ve dubbed it “creepy and cool”.  

This beauty from Joe’s Special Box would definitely fall into the cool category, not to mention beautiful.  Entirely constructed from 14 karat yellow gold, this elegant bangle is as lovely as it is wearable.  Winking from the center of the fluted buttercup setting is a .20 carat diamond.  It adds a hint of sparkle to an otherwise somber piece.  Sloping down from both sides of the center are black enameled shoulders artfully accented by a pattern of alternating diamond and clover shapes.  Don’t let the delicate appearance of this Victorian beauty fool you, it’s actually quite sturdy and able to be worn every day.  Make it yours for just $1,350.00.

“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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Botanical Band Bonanza

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Baubles, Bling, and Floral Rings

I cannot resist a great floral band…  old or new, white or yellow, narrow or wide.  I love them all, and our customers do, too!  Vintage variations are more sought out than their modern counterparts, but both are popular choices.  This array features five beauties including a Mid Victorian, an Art Nouveau, an Edwardian, an Art Deco, and a modern gem.  

Check out each one in all its glory.  First is this rosy 9 karat gold band showcasing a pattern of modified fleur-de-lis continuing all the way around.  Although the piece is wide, it’s not thick, making it extremely comfortable to wear.  Made during the 1860’s, this antique band is priced at $500.

Next is a dainty platinum charmer from the 1930s.  A never-ending circle is created from entwined five-petaled flowers, leaves, and vines.  Each element has been heavily engraved to further enhance the lifelike feel of the piece.  Set into the center of each flower is a European Cut diamond adding the perfect amount of sparkle.  Priced at $1700, this band is available on our website now.

Third, is my personal favorite of the bunch.  Made in true Art Nouveau style with bold flowers. tiny leaves, and tenderlings ready to bloom – this 14 karat yellow gold stunner makes a statement.  It’s a steal for just $700.

Designer “Beverley K” combined a vintage vine vibe with modern technology to create this 18 karat white gold vision.  Every single leaf and stem on this ring features millegrain beading.  This old world technique brings a decidedly Art Deco feel to this brand new band.  Available now for $1375.

Wrapping up our band bonanza is an Edwardian dream.  A rich yellow gold core nestled inside a platinum shell is enhanced with elaborate engraving.  A ring of orange blossoms brings a botanical feel to this turn of the century piece.  The narrowness of the band enables it to be paired with an engagement ring or stacked with all your favorites.  Buy it now for just $800.

If you’re like me, and you’re crazy for these bands, give us a call or stop in!  I’d love to help you choose your next treasure.

“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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