Pick of the Week – Volume 17

Joden Girl

Baubles and Bling with Unbelievable Pricing

Is your head in the clouds?  Are you bewitched by the light of the silvery moon?  If you answered yes, then you are on trend for the 2020 fall season.  Audiences of every age are captivated by all things celestial…  crescent moons, suns and stars!  These ethereal gems are certainly bringing the heat this year – but perhaps you were already a fan.  Our Pick of the Week will have you requesting “Beam Me Up“!

 

This late Victorian pendant centers on a luminescent oval-shaped moonstone, cut en cabochon.  Folklore abounds regarding this shimmering stone.  Some claim that it can solidify an amorous liaison while others boast of it’s talismanic properties… providing protection, health, and good fortune.  

Superstition aside, there’s no doubt about the allure of moonstone.  It is one of the most requested gems in our inventory – unfortunately, very little of it is available.  The appeal lies within two unique characteristics…  adularescence and chatoyancy.  Combined, these two phenomena create a dazzling effect that is hard to resist.  

The moonstone center is beautifully enhanced by concentric borders of both enameled designs as well as intricate metal work.  There are three oval rings, the first one (closest to the center) features a two tone light and dark blue pattern.  The second ring is a band of hand cut azures with black and white enamel enhancement and the final ring is a soft blue with tiny golden dots.  It’s reminiscent of the works of the esteemed Carlo Giuliano.  

Previously priced at $6,750.00

NEW UNBELIEVABLE PRICE:  $4,800.00

Go to our site and make this beauty yours now.

Written by Carrie Martin

Photos by Dana Jerpe and Shelly Isacco

Joe’s Special Box – Volume 58

Joden Girl

Baubles, Bling, and A Collector’s Things

 

Not all the treasures at Joden are hidden in Joe’s Special Box, in fact, our crowning glory is in the store for all to see.  We have one of the largest collections of the work of Carlo Giuliano in the country.  Giuliano was the favored jeweler to Queen Victoria.  His elaborately enameled creations are widely considered to be some of the finest pieces in all of jewelry history.  At Joden, we are curators of the past – cultivating passion for this lost art.  

Most of the exceptional examples from the life and work of Carlo Giuliano feature striking enamel patterns – most notably crisp black and white designs like the one shown here.  Careful consideration should be given to how very precise the tiny dots are…  not once do they fade into the white background.  Never before and never again was this process able to be duplicated – it is exclusive to the Giuliano firm. 

When this bracelet made it’s way into our store last week, every one of us was certain it was Giuliano.  We searched every link for the classic Giuliano trademark…  never to find it.  There is not one single hallmark anywhere to be found on this Art Nouveau beauty.  Is it un-signed Giuliano?  Joe’s theory is that it was made by an apprentice…  a young artist learning the art of the master.  In any case, this bracelet is in pristine condition and is absolutely stunning.  It’s available now for $8800.00.

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

Written by Carrie Martin

Photos by Dana Jerpe

A Feather In Our Cap

Joden Girl

Baubles, Bling, and Commendable Things

For nearly twenty years we have traveled across the country to convene with more than 400 other dealers at the Las Vegas Antique Jewelry and Watch Show, the largest trade only event servicing the antique jewelry industry.  The Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center will be bursting with leading experts from more than 25 countries and the absolute finest estate jewelry in the world – truly the best of the best. 

This is the banner that will be at the entrance to the show.  The necklace is ours – a stunning piece from our Carlo Giuliano collection.  This is not paid advertising – in fact, it’s more like the spoils at the end of a hard fought battle.  Each exhibitor submitted digital images from their stockpile.  The marketing team for the show poured through thousands of submissions searching for the perfect pieces to use in the artwork for the show.  We submitted over 50 breathtaking likenesses, including this one…  the chosen piece.

 

This is a multicolored enamel pendant from the heart of the Art Nouveau period (1890-1910).  Blue, white and translucent red enamel marry with pearls and Old Mine Cut diamonds on an elaborate frame of scrollwork and quatrefoil flowers… a masterpiece crafted by a master jeweler.  The price is available upon request.

We were thrilled to see our pendant on the banner – the first small victory.  The real prize came about a week later.  We were absolutely over the moon to discover that another one of our Giuliano gems will adorn the front cover of the brochure!  Again, this is not advertising that can be bought.  It is an honor bestowed upon the jeweler with the most magnificent piece in the show.  This is the fourth time that Joden has been recognized in this manner. 

 

This bangle bracelet (Art Nouveau, circa 1890) is signed C & AG.  It was a collaboration of Carlo Giuliano (the father) and Carlo and Arthur Giuliano (his two sons).  The center of the bracelet is an explosion of color featuring blue sapphire, peridot, tsavorite and diamonds while the rest of the piece is enameled in classic Giuliano style – blue and white opaque enamel done in both pique and champlevé styles.  It’s a real show stopper!

Many experts consider Giuliano to be the finest jeweler of all time.  One of his most famous patrons was Queen Victoria.  Rumor has it that his pieces were among her favorites.  We have been lucky enough to amass a 26 piece Giuliano collection – the largest assembly of his work in this part of the country.  All 26 pieces are on display every day in our museum case, and each one is highlighted on our site. 

There is no question,  you can go to a museum and look or you can come to Joden and touch.

Written by Carrie Martin

Photos by Shelly Isacco

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