When In Doubt, Put A Bow On It

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Bows and Bling – It’s a Joden Girl Thing

Every girl loves a great bow, right?  This week – I have the perfect one.  Check out this little darling…

Made from an early Art Deco pin, this conversion necklace features a few of my favorite things.  First, as I mentioned, it’s a conversion necklace – I love taking a lovely vintage brooch that isn’t being worn and making it fresh and new again.  It’s such a simple fix!

Now, look at the incredible detail… 

Can you see the lacy pattern?  Closely resembling petit point embroidery, the ribbon showcases a delicate design of parallelogram-shaped flowers interspersed with milgrain edging and linear borders.  This filigree work is the ideal complement to this sleek and stylized bow.  

The bow itself is three-dimensional adding a layer of authenticity to this beauty…  it also offers a finished back.  The smooth and high-polished surface lays like silk on the skin while also providing structure for what might otherwise be a fragile piece.  

An iconic shape in jewelry since the 1700’s, the bow is a classic and will always be fashionable.  Add an air of femininity to your summer style with this trendy conversion necklace…  available now at joden.com for just $950.00.

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

Written by Carrie Martin

Photos by Shelly Isacco

Every Girl Needs A Little Black Dress

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Baubles, Bling, and Dreamy Things


Believe it or not, there IS a downside to being surrounded by beautiful jewelry every day.  I have become spoiled.  Really spoiled.  I don’t even bat an eye at a piece that is less than extraordinary.

This Art Nouveau necklace had me doing a double-take…  and that’s a rarity.  It is absolutely fantastic – from the tiny handmade links of the chain to the finely carved bow that crowns the center section.  Every little detail is delightful.


It is an exceptional example of a festoon necklace – by definition, a curved necklace comprised of flowers, ribbons, or leaves used as decorative elements with swags or draped chain as part of the design.  This type of necklace was first made popular during the Georgian period.  Each era since has had its own version of the style.

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Three pieces of cobalt blue glass provide the perfect background for each of the details described above; tiny flowers crafted from sterling silver set with rose cut diamonds, buttery gold leaves hand carved from 18 karat yellow gold, and that charming little bow (my favorite part!) tipped with a pair of natural pearls.

This necklace is “the little black dress” of antique jewelry.  It would be perfect for a bride on her wedding day…  something old AND blue but it could just as easily be worn with jeans and boots.  It’s practically perfect in every way.

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

Written by Carrie Martin

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