Asymmetrical Allure

Joden Girl

Baubles, Bling and Uneven Things

Boom!  This word is often used to describe a post-war period.  At the end of WWII, the American economy was thriving.  In fact, the years between 1945-1960 would later become known as the “Golden Age of Capitalism”.  It was a time marked by economic prosperity.  Unemployment was low and wages were high.  Americans had money to spend on everything from houses in suburbia to fine jewelry.

In the midst of televisions, fast food restaurants and family cars, there were also strands of pearls and cocktail rings.  The style of the 1950’s was more refined than the previous Retro era.  Bracelets and button earrings were staples for day wear while diamond jewelry was all the rage for evening.  

This asymmetrical beauty showcases all the earmarks of the period.  Made from crisp 14-karat white gold, the off-kilter appearance encompasses a pierced motif accented by a milgrain border.  Resembling a sophisticated spoon ring, the tapered band wraps around the finger, juxtaposing the narrow high-polish plain side with the wide diamond accentuated side.

The ideal adornment for the feminine, curvaceous fashion of the fabulous 1950’s – this ring dazzles at every turn.  Sixteen diamonds that include both round brilliant and single cut decorate the widest portion of the ring.  With a combined weight of .50 carat, this charmer was almost certainly saved for evening wear – however, times have changed.  Today, the ring could easily adapt to daily wear.  The price is almost as attractive as the ring…  hop over to our website and make it yours for only $975.00.  

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

Written by Carrie Martin

Photos by Dana Jerpe

What’s New – Vol. 51

Joden Girl

Baubles, Bling and the Latest Things

Mid-Century Modern design is rapidly gaining popularity.  The design aesthetic from the 1950’s and 1960’s encompassed everything from home decor to jewelry accessories.  The sputnik-like light fixtures and iconic wooden furniture from those decades is highly sought after and commands big prices.  

This beauty is a stellar example of fine jewelry from that era.  The influence of the 1940’s is strong except that this ring is made entirely of platinum – a metal that was unavailable to jewelers during the war years.  A decidedly refined Retro vibe radiates from this little ring.  Asymmetrical style appeals to me – I love the luxurious unbalanced panache.

Thirty round diamonds have been pavé set along one side while a playful spray of five straight baguette diamonds burst from the other.  These thirty-five diamonds offer a full carat of dazzling sparkle.  That three-pronged spray juts flawlessly off the hand when this diminutive charmer is worn on a pinky finger.  

If you are as smitten with this Mid-Century ring as I am – stop by the store and try it for yourself.  It’s available now for $2,650.00.  

“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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