A Pair of Pears

Joden Girl

Baubles, Bling, and Shapely Things

Just when I think that the halo craze must surely be coming to an end…  a new twist enters the game and we’re off and running again.  There is no question that fancy-shaped center stones have been on FIRE this year.  In fact, the marquise cut was predicted to be THE shape for 2019.  We added our two cents to that prophecy with A Queen Returns back in February.  With fall on the horizon, I am tentatively throwing in the towel on that one.  While we definitely sold a marquise here and there, the real star of the show this year has been the pear.  

Much as I hate to admit it, even I have been a smitten kitten where this modern double-halo engagement ring is concerned.  It goes against everything I usually like…  but it’s just so sparkly!  I am powerless to resist it.  A dazzling white pear brilliant cut diamond sits center stage in this 18 karat white gold contemporary beauty.  Weighing .48 carat, this diamond packs a punch.  It is surrounded by not one but two diamond halos created from fifty-one round diamonds that wrap around the center then cascade down the shoulders.  The side stones add an additional .45 carat to this ring, bringing the total diamond weight to .93 carat.  Priced at just $2,150, this is A LOT of look for the money.  

Shortly after I discovered the shiny new ring shown above, I stumbled across this tarnished old gem.  Featuring a rose-cut pear-shaped diamond, this 9 karat yellow gold stunner was handcrafted nearly 200 years ago.  It’s Georgian, made in the 1830’s.  Twelve additional rose cut diamonds add another layer of subtle shine to this understated piece.  The total diamond weight comes in at just over a half carat, .55 to be exact.  Each nook and cranny of the softly scalloped edge is rich with a dark patina, achieved solely with age.  It shimmers with quiet beauty for just $925.  

And so I ask you the same question I have been asking myself…  which one will it be?  Are you drawn glossy shine of the new ring or do you covet the gleaming glow of the antique bauble?  Cast your vote on our Instagram post!  

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

Written by Carrie Martin

Photos by Dane Jerpe

The Space Between

Joden Girl

Baubles, Bling, and a Wrap Around Ring

With only three shopping days left until Christmas, the holiday panic has set in!  Stores are filled with customers who just don’t know what to buy!  Don’t let it get you.  At Joden, we can solve all your gift-giving dilemmas.  We have perfect pieces for everyone on your list…  we’ll even wrap it with a pretty bow!

Check out my pick for today… an absolutely adorable wrap ring.  This is not your mom’s wrap ring…  instead, it’s like a little hug for your finger.  Made from 14 karat rose gold, this piece is a play on a bypass ring.  One end features a lovely lavender colored amethyst nestled into a delicate halo comprised of twenty-eight round brilliant diamonds, while the other end is a tiny micro-pave diamond ball.  The 2.38-carat amethyst is specially cut with a checkerboard style faceting that adds to the modern feel of the ring.  The forty-seven diamonds that make up the two stations have a combined total weight of .12 carats.  It’s the ideal amount of sparkle!

While I am crazy for both of these elements, the best part of this ring is the space between them.  Look at it on my hand (excuse my un-manicured nails!).  The tiny opening makes this ring.  It’s everything!  

I’m sure you’re wondering about the price, right?  I am delighted to tell you that this whimsical little beauty is priced at just $550.  It’s definitely budget friendly, and it’s available now at Joden Jewelers.  

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

Photos and writing by Carrie Martin

Joe’s Special Box – Volume 41

Joden Girl

Baubles, Bling, and A Collector’s Things

After nearly 50 years in business, Joe still handpicks each piece that makes its way into the dazzling array of gems and baubles filling the showcases at Joden.  From the finest antiques to brand new trends, Joe has an undeniable eye for style.  Just the other day, a package arrived with a few new bits for holiday shoppers… a charming stack of colorful eternity bands, a wide openwork diamond ring, and this…

Oh.  My.  Gee.  This striking beauty was zipped into a tiny clear plastic bag nestled among a dozen other pieces strewn across the white sorting pad on Joe’s desk.  Casually resting between random doodles and scribbled notes, there it was… a blue topaz and diamond dreamboat.  

An elongated emerald cut Swiss Blue Topaz sits parallel with the length of your finger in this 14 karat white gold stunner.  This bright stone is accented by a delicate halo of round brilliant diamonds and a pair of straight baguette cut diamonds that flank the center stone.  More round diamonds wink from each shoulder.  It positively screams classic elegance.  It’s hard to believe that this is a modern manufactured piece.  It’s even harder to believe that it sells for just $800!  

This beauty won’t last long…  in fact, I bet it doesn’t last the week.  As soon as I take it off my hand and put it in the showcase, that is! 

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

Photos and writing by Carrie Martin

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