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Baubles, Bling, and Diamond Rings

In 2019, more and more couples are choosing a vintage engagement ring.  For those seeking quality craftsmanship, great value and distinctive design – a one-of-a-kind ring from our estate department is the perfect choice.  Our vast inventory offers everything from Georgian to modern, but there’s no question that the pieces from the Art Deco period bring the most oohs and aahs from our customers! 

The 1920’s and 1930’s produced a plethora of jewelry designs influenced by bold geometric patterns with a decidedly more modern feel than previous years.  The Art Deco era represented luxury and glamour, executed with exquisite expertise.  At Joden, our Deco case is filled to overflowing with platinum and white gold diamond rings ideal for engagements!  Here are three of our current favs…

Each of these beauties features an Old European Cut center accented by single-cut diamond trim.  Other elements like delicate filigree wire-work and  milgrain beaded edges bring the styles to life.  

 

First, we have an 18 karat white gold dream featuring a .60 carat bezel-set diamond center.  A vining leaf pattern creates the structure of each side while a singular diamond accents brings a hint of sparkle.  It glistens on the hand for just $1,650.00.

Next is a vision in platinum.  This simple but elegant ring contains a .45 carat diamond center.  Straight edges and delicate beading add a bit of flair to this classically beautiful piece.  It’s priced right at $1,750.00.

Last but certainly not least is this platinum pyramid-style ring.  Four rows of diamonds build upward in a square fashion, crowned by a dazzling .65 carat Old European Cut diamond.  The twenty-four single cut diamonds that decorate each level of the pyramid add an additional .35 carat…  that brings this stunner to 1.00 carat of total diamond weight!  All for just $2,250.00.

I love sharing rings like these!  Sophisticated style and Old World technique combined with an affordable price that won’t break the bank.  Each of these and so much more is available every day in the estate department at Joden.

“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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Four By Four Fun

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Baubles, Bling, and 20th Century Things

At Joden, we have a virtual plethora of vintage gems…  everything from Georgian to Mid-Century Modern.  But there is no doubt that the Art Deco pieces inspire the most “oohs and aahs”.   From the architectural lines to the unmatched style, the jewelry from the 1920’s is decadent and delicious.

One of the most popular designs was a deceptively simple bracelet.  Perhaps you’ve heard of it…  a block bracelet, or box bracelet.  Some call it a four by four or even a five by five, depending on the piece.  Each of these monikers refer to the visual appearance, an alternating series of four round diamonds and then four sapphires (more often than not, these blue beauties were synthetic).

Currently the Joden inventory boasts three of these charmers.  Slight but distinct variances set them apart from each of the others.  We have one crafted from platinum, one from 18 karat white gold, and one from 14 karat white gold.  

Here are detailed images of the white gold versions, first the 14 karat and then the 18 karat.  The craftsmanship of each is superb.  First, let’s review the finer points of the 14 karat one – a full seven inches, set with over 1.60 carats of round diamonds.  The edge is sleek and shiny with no additional ornamentation.  It’s priced right at $3,325.00.  Now for the 18 karat…  it’s been set with 1.00 carat of bright white diamonds, each one individually surrounded by a double milgrain edge.  The side showcases a singular element that sets it apart, two tiny beaded parallel lines that run the entire length of the bracelet.  It’s available now for just $3,175.00.

Finally, we have the platinum piece…  the star of the show.  I love the stylized s-shaped swirl engraved on the edges of each link…  it really gives it that extra something special.  Mimicking the 18 karat gold bracelet, each diamond in this one is set within a pair of milgrain borders.  This detail is oh-so Art Deco, adding a little pizzazz to the 1.00 carat of bling.  While each of the bracelets is in excellent condition, this one positively screams quality.  It just feels good and is priced at $4,400.00.

Stack one or more of these 20th-century dazzlers on your wrist for a bit of vintage glam.  For additional details, drop me a line (carrie@joden.com) or stop by our showroom.  You won’t be disappointed. 

“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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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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