Pick Of The Week – Volume Two

Joden Girl

Baubles and Bling with Unbelievable Pricing

I have always been partial to the Art Nouveau period – it’s utterly feminine and oh-so-romantic.  Featuring enameled flowers of every kind, sinewy lines and organic forms, this brief period (1890-1910) captured my heart from day one.  Pieces from this time are predominantly yellow gold, a rich color tone that brings warmth and enhances the enamel that is often present.  It is a period in jewelry that has since influenced other artisans and jewelers to replicate that timeless appeal.  

Without further ado, I present to you “The Piece of the Week”!  This 18 karat yellow gold ring is truly Art Nouveau inspired.  An Old European Cut diamond sits center stage, weighing exactly .76 carat.  This gem was hand set by our own Steve Becker here in our expert shop.  I love that we chose a diamond that is authentic to the Art Nouveau period to complete the original feeling of this ring.  

 

A delicate milgrained detail cascades down each shoulder perfectly encapsulating the three single cut diamonds held within.  These six tiny diamonds have a total weight of .05 carat.  A botanical ambiance is created with a series of curved lines that seem to represent vining stems and leaves.  

My favorite detail is the small six-petaled flower that is featured on each side of the ring.  It’s a small, yet beautiful element that brings the Art Nouveau vibe full circle.  This gem has been available on our website for $5000.  We are offering it now for the steal-of-a-deal price of just $3,675.00.  This ring is an ideal combination, it offers the look and feel of an authentic Art Nouveau piece in a modern new gem.  This unbelievable price only lasts a week, buy it now!

Don’t forget to message me with your requests for “The Piece of the Week”!

email:  carrie@joden.com

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

Written by Carrie Martin

Photos by Dana Jerpe and Shelly Isacco

Joe’s Special Box – Volume 65

Joden Girl

Baubles, Bling, and A Collector’s Things

Unsigned, but undeniably similar to the work of Lucien Gautrait and Leon Gariod.  Could this striking piece have been made by one or both of these two gentlemen?  It’s a well-known fact that Gautrait often left his masterpieces devoid of his famous signature. 

This Belle Époque beauty bears all the characteristics of an Art Nouveau rare find.  Twenty-three hand carved rose blossoms decorate each link of this high karat gold and platinum-trimmed piece.  White enamel, natural pearls, and rose cut diamonds provide the finishing touches on this turn-of-the-century necklet.

The craftsmanship is superb and the condition is positively perfect… just like every piece in Joe’s Special Box.  Make it yours for just $5800.00.

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

Written by Carrie Martin

Photos by Dana Jerpe

No Two Are Alike

Joden Girl

Baubles, Bling and Frozen Things

The weather is so fickle in the Spring; the sun was shining all day last Saturday – hot enough to leave a crimson glow on my cheeks and nose.  But, almost overnight the sun turned cold.  For the last few days, we have had a harsh nip in the air -making it feel more like November than May.  I almost expected to see a few white flurries floating in the air.  Fortunately, there’s only been one snowflake at Joden this week; and just like it’s real life counterpart, it took my breath away.  

I can hardly believe that someone was able to create such layers of rich detail in something so small…   this Art Nouveau beauty is just a touch bigger than a dime, measuring 3/4 of an inch from edge to edge.  Speaking of the edge, can you see the delicate pattern showcased there?  That repeating scallop is not part of the enamel as you might have thought…  it’s actually a centuries old technique known as guilloché.  This extremely meticulous method consists of engraving an intricate and repetitive design into the metal via engine-turning.  This particular piece features a complex arrangement of parallel lines overlaid with a series of garlands, vines, and bows.  

Next, the artisan would coat the jewel with a translucent enamel, usually in shades of blue, gray, or green.  Never before have I seen this bright coral colored enamel – it’s glorious!  The red-orange color allows the stunning pattern underneath to really shine.  The final detail is the crowning glory.  Handmade from platinum and painstakingly set with ninety-one rose cut diamonds,  there is no other snowflake quite like this.  It is the epitome of precise perfection.  

As you might imagine, such skill comes at a price, and this one is no bargain.  In fact, it’s extremely expensive, but worth every penny of it’s $2250 price tag.  Available exclusively 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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