Joe’s Special Box – Volume 29

Joden Girl

Baubles, Bling, and A Collector’s Things

This piece is a home run for me in more ways than one.   A lovely little Art Nouveau gem – meticulously carved from high karat yellow gold.  The intricate basket-weave pattern features soft swirls mixed with textured lines.  Cobalt blue enameling provides a bright pop of color.  Five natural pearls are nestled into the open spaces.  Made around the turn of the 20th century, this pendant could easily become a signature piece in any wardrobe.  The back features a removable glass lid – it covers a compartment that could be used for a photograph, a lock of hair, or both. I love this simple, yet terribly sentimental detail.  It brings to mind the old saying… 

“Something old, something new, something borrowed, and something blue.”

Wouldn’t this be a perfect gift for a new bride on her wedding day?  I think so!  Personally, I’d be happy to receive it for any reason…  or for no reason at all.  This piece (tucked away in Joe’s Special Box) is available now for $1,280.00.

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

Writing and Photo by Carrie Martin

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Joe’s Special Box – Volume 24

Joden Girl

Baubles, Bling, and A Collector’s Things

Lately, I’ve really been feeling yellow gold.  It’s classic.  Timeless.  Much like this little Victorian ring that I found in Joe’s Special Box yesterday morning.  Even though this beauty was made over 150 years ago, the clean lines are still on trend with today’s style…  and who can resist a killer Old Mine Cut diamond?  Weighing just over .60 carats, this cushion-shaped diamond sparkles from every angle.  It’s held in place by eight golden prongs and sits exquisitely between a pair of millegrained bars.  The unique geometric pattern engraved into the wide band completes the look of this one-of-a-kind solitaire ring.  

Look how tiny it is!  I have fairly small fingers (ring finger size 4.5) – so you can see how little this 19th century diamond ring really is…  just under a size 3.  Perfectly petite in every way.  Luckily, our expert craftsman can size it to fit nearly anyone’s hand.  Priced ring at just $1800 – this antique ring is available now.  Make sure you mention that it can be found in Joe’s Special Box.  

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

By Carrie Martin

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Joe’s Special Box – Volume 16

Joden Girl

Baubles, Bling, and A Collector’s Things

Joe’s Special Box is a haven for all sorts of treasures – rings, pendants, bracelets, and even a few stick pins.  You may be wondering “What’s so special about a stick pin?  Who wears them?”  Let me answer that question for you…  men wear them!  A stick pin is an ideal tie tack, in fact, that’s what they were originally created for!  

At Joden, we have trays full of them, including this lovely Edwardian ornament.  Platinum and gold showcase the Orange Zircon center to perfection.  The addition of three small round diamonds convey a subtle touch of sparkle.   Jazz up those boring old ties with some vintage pizzazz!

You can go to a museum and look or come to Joden and touch.

Written by Carrie Martin

Photos by Shelly Isacco

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