Joe’s Special Box – Volume 133

Joden Girl

Baubles, Bling, and A Collector’s Things

Primitive.  That word accurately describes this ultra cool ring from Joe’s Special Box.  Likely handmade, this ring features closed back construction…  a characteristic that was prevalent in the Georgian era.  Decidedly vintage, this ring isn’t Georgian.  It’s more likely that this beauty is from the 1950’s.  

Made from 10 karat rosy gold, the ring centers on a small oval red stone.  Not a natural gem, this stone is surrounded by two rows of irregularly shaped pearls.  These pearls, exhibiting gray overtones, are strung on wire.  The ends of the wire have been carefully threaded through the back of the ring and secured in place.  Due to the concave shape of the piece, the wires do not present any discomfort when the ring is worn.  

This side view showcases all of my favorite details of the ring…  

  • The perfectly jagged lip at the top.  The rim of the ring is not softly scalloped, but rather spiked and serrated.  
  • Set in a tiny pinched collet on each side is a small round blue turquoise.  I love the contrast of the bright blue against the coppery colored gold.
  • Featuring unique open patterns, the shank of this ring is unlike any other – including the unusual textured edge and faint remnants of an old hallmark.

This look is a rare find in Joe’s Special Box – it’s a departure.  It’s not a ring that I would describe as pretty… it’s striking.  Priced at $550 – this is not a piece for everyone.  But if it’s for you, don’t hesitate.  It won’t last long.

Written by Carrie Martin

Photos by Dana Jerpe

Joe’s Special Box – Volume 38

Joden Girl

Baubles, Bling, and A Collector’s Things

During the Georgian Period (1714-1830), the jewelry you wore was determined by the time of day.  This subtle and understated beauty was probably utilized during the morning and afternoon hours.  Elaborate diamond confections were saved for the evening.  Gracing the hand of any lady with a pair of natural pearls, this gem was crafted in a classic bypass style from 18 karat rose gold with silver accents. 

Over 200 years old, the metal has aged to perfection showcasing a glorious patina.  Six Old Mine Cut diamond accents add a hint of sparkle.  Each of the two pearls is set with closed back construction, a trademark Georgian characteristic.  In near perfect condition, this lovely piece sells for $2,700.  The age, condition, and aesthetic appeal landed this rare ring in Joe’s Special Box.  Come visit us today and try it for yourself.  

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

Written by Carrie Martin

Photo by Shelly Isacco

Joe’s Special Box – Volume 7

Joden Girl

Baubles, Bling, and A Collector’s Things

The Rule of Three…  it’s a concept that states that things that come in threes are more satisfying, more effective, just more.  This triad of rings is no exception.  When I was digging through “Joe’s Special Box” this week, I found the first two Georgian rings.  I really liked the duo – but when I added in the third ring, it just felt complete.  I was definitely more satisfied. 

The Georgian period lasted from 1714-1830, well over two hundred years ago.  Pieces from this period are rare; Georgian rings in this condition are nearly non-existent.  At Joden, we have a handful – these three are my personal favorites. 

I love the subtle details that make these rings uniquely Georgian…  from the closed-back construction of the pearl ring to the primitive rose cut diamonds set in c-shaped cups – I am in awe.  Each ring features delicate silver trim (Regency period jewelry is known for it!) that has aged to perfection – the patina is absolutely divine. 

Ranging in price from $1,150 – $2,700, this trio is not to be missed.  “Omne Trium Perfectum!” 

Go to our site and look, then come to Joden and touch. 

Written by Carrie Martin

Photos by Shelly Isacco

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