On The Fringe

 Joden Girl

Baubles, Bling and Distinctive Adornment

Upon moving to the United States at just 16, Luna Felix immediately submerged herself in the culture of New York while simultaneously bringing her unique sense of style to the city.  Her fresh perspective on fashion and accessories garnered attention and had Luna presenting her own line at retail giants like Lord and Taylor, Neiman Marcus and Bloomingdales.  

Now recognized all over the world for pushing the edge of design, every piece of Luna Felix jewelry is a true original.  A kaleidoscope of gemstones bring bold color to high karat gold and the Old World techniques that she is known for.  The unconventional aesthetic of Luna Felix jewelry is unmistakable and unmatched.  

I have been inexplicably drawn to this pendant – the shape reminds me of all things celestial.  To me, it is a sunrise, a cloud and a rainbow all at the same time.  Handcrafted from 18 and 22 karat yellow gold, the framework features a half-circle pattern made with fine wire work in relief.  This labor intensive art adds depth and dimension.

The fringe-like skirt features a graduated series of eight boulder opal fingers.  Boulder opal is an exceptional form of the gemstone in which it grows and settles into the fissures of a host rock.  Most of these extraordinary gems are from Austailia, and found on brown ironstone.  An awe-inspiring array of bright and brilliant colors abound – every shade of blue and green with bold pops of red and orange.  The unusual setting style allows you to see the gemstone, the host rock and the seam where they have become one.  

For hundreds of years, our society has been formed and stretched by those rare individuals who live on the fringe.  They don’t fit in to mainstream culture, but rather push boundaries and create new ideas in all aspects of life.  Luna Felix is one such pioneer in the jewelry world.  Her avant-garde treasures are highly collectible.  Make this beauty yours for just $2,750.00.  

Written by Carrie Martin

Photos by Dana Jerpe

Ain’t Nothing But A Rock Hound

Joden Girl

Baubles, Bling, and Opal Things

Opal is one of the most popular of all gemstones.  The astonishing color palette captivates all who see it.  I am drawn more to black opals than white…  I dig those rare gems with strong cerulean body tones and bright flashes of emerald green and hints of crimson red.  As soon as I laid eyes on this bracelet, I knew I had to share it with you.  

This stunner is made from thirty individual pieces of boulder opal weighing approximately fifty carats total.  Each free-form stone is prong-set into this silver and 18 karat yellow gold bracelet; a subtle setting is the ideal complement to the vibrant opals, it allows their natural beauty to really shine.  

Boulder opal is one of the most valuable types, second only to black opal.  It is only mined in Queensland, Australia.  First found in 1870, this vivid gem forms in the veins and fissures of ironstone boulders.  When it is mined and cut from the boulder, a small portion of the ironstone remains on the back of the opal…  hence the name – boulder opal.  To maximize the weight of the stone and minimize the loss, this unique specimen is nearly always cut in irregular shapes like the ones in our bracelet.

The clasp features thirty round brilliant diamonds set in six rows with five stones each.  These little sparklers have a combined weight of .20 carats.  There’s no question, the stars of this show are those opals!  The play of color is extraordinary.  An array of deep blue hues blend harmoniously with dynamic pops of green and red.  It’s like fireworks on the Fourth of July…  truly awe-inspiring. 

Be sure to shop our Facebook store where this piece is available for $2,480.00.  While you’re there, like our page and follow us on Instagram!  

You can go to Facebook and look, then come to Joden and touch.

Written by Carrie Martin

Photos by Dana Jerpe

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