Joe’s Special Box – Volume 74

Joden Girl

Baubles, Bling, and A Collector’s Things

From 1890-1910, the world of jewelry underwent a huge transformation.  Splashy diamond pieces were left by the wayside in favor of a stylistic revolution inspired by nature, sinuous curving lines, lush organics and the female form.  Artisans sought to showcase their technical talents and craftsmanship with completely handmade miniature works of art. 

Subtle beauty was created using multi-color enamel.  Layers of color blended together to bring flowers and leaves to life.  This stunning pendant is an excellent example of Art Nouveau style.  The base of the piece was crafted utilizing a series of interlocking vines, two iridescent natural pearls have been added to form the flower blossoms.  Each of the nine leaves have been enhanced with a pastel palette of pink, green, and yellow tones.  In pristine condition, this gem is part of Joe’s private collection and resides in his special box.  Moderately priced at $3,200, it’s available now.  

“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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