The Cat’s Meow

Joden Girl

Baubles, Bling, and Amazing Things

Forget sapphires, emeralds, and rubies… get a load of these showstoppers!  Four rings with an incredibly rare center stone.  With colors ranging from a warm honey tone to a vivid yellow green, these beauties are sure to dazzle.  Perhaps you’ve taken note of the white stripe across the center of each one?  This is known as chatoyancy, and occurs when the stone is introduced to a direct beam of light.  As you may have guessed, it’s more commonly known as the “cat’s eye effect”.  Other gems exhibit this amazing wonder, but none as distinct as Chrysoberyl.  It’s only found in a few places around the world, and is a favorite of gemstone lovers everywhere.  Ladies and gentleman, I present to you the Cat’s Eye Chrysoberyl. 

Named after the one thing that it so clearly resembles, the Cat’s Eye Chrysoberyl is as lovely as it is extraordinary.  The simplicity of this 18 karat yellow gold three stone ring allows the round cabochon gemstone to truly shine.  When the ring is turned from side to side, the eye glides across the surface.  Two Old European Cut diamonds flank the Cat’s Eye, amping up the shine of this ravishing ring.  For additional details, check it out on our site.

If you prefer a ring that makes a bold statement, choose one of these unisex pieces.  The first ring is made from 18 karat yellow gold and features two rows of five round brilliant diamonds each – these ten stones have a combined weight of .25 carats.  This piece is available in our showroom for $5500.00.  The second ring, made from a striking combination of 14 karat yellow gold and platinum, highlights a 12.00 carat Cat’s Eye.  The eye of the stone runs left to right, perpendicular to the finger.  Whether worn on a woman’s index finger or a man’s pinky – this is a strong look that won’t be ignored.  For additional photos and pricing, follow the links to our site.  

The phenomena of nature…  it’s awe-inspiring.  Shown here, in all its glory, Cat’s Eye Chrysoberyl is a stone that is as beautiful as it is rare…  like so many of the jewels and gems available exclusively at Joden.  Our store IS the cat’s meow!

“Go to our site and look, then come to us and touch.”

Written by Carrie Martin

Photos by Dana Jerpe

Natural Beauty

Joden Girl

Baubles, Bling, and Phenomenal Things

Gemstones are a wonder of nature – stunningly beautiful crystals and rocks dug from the Earth’s crust.  Every color of the rainbow…  from the deepest reds to hypnotic blues; each one is a marvel to behold.  Some stones offer more than just an alluring hue – a few stones also have unique properties that further enhance their natural appeal. 

The top ring in this photo features a round black opal paired with two round brilliant diamonds all set within a classic 18 karat white gold three stone ring.  Depending on the environmental conditions when the stone was formed, Opal can take on a variety of colors…   everything from translucent to black.  Black opals are the most rare while the white and green tones are most common.  This particular black opal blazes with flashes of red, orange, blue and green. 


Handmade just before the start of WWII, this ring has a timeless style that transcends current modern trends.  Priced at just $5,500.00 (an absolute steal for a natural 3.00 carat black opal!), the everlasting elegance of this piece is not to be missed.

This three-stone ring was handcrafted just after the turn of the century during the Edwardian period, circa 1910.  Claw-type prongs hold each of the stones:  two Old European Cut Diamonds and one Chrysoberyl Catseye, aptly named for its uncanny resemblance to a cat’s eye.  This phenomenon is created by special rutile crystals inside the stone that produce a dazzling effect referred to as chatoyancy.  The term “milk and honey” is sometimes used to describe the milky ray of white light that crosses over the honey-colored background.  This head turner is available on our website for $5500.00. 

Whether you’re drawn to gemstones for their brilliant colors or the rare qualities that make each one unique, the best place to find them is the same…  Joden Jewelers.  The exquisite selection begins with tradition and ends with the limits of your imagination. 

“Go to our site and look, then come to us and touch.”

Written by Carrie Martin

Photos by Shelly Isacco

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