Like Cake and Ice Cream

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Baubles, Bling and Destined Things

Last week I introduced a dazzling pair of Edwardian cufflinks…  check them out.  Our Facebook Page is featuring a heated debate about those very cufflinks.  I’m asking all my readers this question “Should we keep them as they are, or should we convert them to earrings?”  Be sure to pop over there and cast your vote!  

In my quest to find the perfect piece for this week’s Joden Girl, I stumbled across this beauty…

Handmade in classic Edwardian style from 14 karat yellow gold and platinum, this pendant is everything!  Made like a delicious layer cake, here’s how it stacks up.  A buttery yellow gold framework creates the cake base; it’s frosted with a cool sheet of platinum.  Nestled inside is the filling – a perfect oval of black onyx.  Next, the platinum is interspersed with 107 rose cut diamonds, providing an element of sparkle, and finally, a light sprinkling of 13 natural pearls.  Priced at $7,650, and worth every penny.

Look at how perfectly it pairs with the cufflinks!  If that pendant is the cake, then surely these cufflinks are the ice cream!  You can’t have one without the other.  

Don’t forget to vote on the Facebook debate (Cufflinks or Earrings?) and stay tuned to see how it all shakes out. 

You can go to Facebook and vote, then come to Joden and touch.

Written by Carrie Martin

Photos by Shelly Isacco

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Joe’s Special Box – Volume 1

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Baubles, Bling, and A Collector’s Things

Behind the golden oak door of Joe’s desk are three worn cardboard boxes.  Each is hand-inscribed with a thick, black Sharpie…  “Joe’s Special Box”.  The edges of the boxes have split apart and been repaired with clear tape.  Each one is filled to overflowing with delicious little treasures – the best of the best. 

For as long as I can remember, Joe has kept this small stash; a jewelry lover’s dream.  It all began with one small box for one small girl…  Joe’s daughter, Sara.  When Joe found a piece that was particularly sweet – he tucked it in the box with the intention of giving it to Sara someday.  None of the items were terribly expensive, but they were pristine.  Each one even more lovely than the last.  Did I mention that the items inside were not for sale?

As the years went by and the business grew, so did the box.  Now that it has expanded into three boxes, Joe is willing to make some of the items available to you.  Each week, I will be sharing an item from the box.

I adore these conversion earrings!  Originally they were cufflinks that graced the cuffs of a gentleman’s sleeves  – since then, they’ve been converted to the earrings you see here. 

The center of each one is a hand-carved piece of deep-sea red coral – cut into a Victorian square.  The coral is accented by four platinum marquises… each one set with three tiny rose cut diamonds.  The outer ring is created from a circular sculpted piece of black onyx.  The deceptively simple design is the epitome of Edwardian elegance.  Available now for just $800.

Don’t forget to tune in each Monday for the newest item from Joe’s Special Box.  Until then…

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

Written by Carrie Martin

Photos by Shelly Isacco

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