Emerald Cut Elegance

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Baubles, Bling, and Diamond Earrings

For the first time in a long time, this holiday season drew on an old favorite…  diamond studs.  The last few years have been all about diamond hoops.  But not this year.  Shoppers demanded studs of all shapes, sizes, and colors.  There were round brilliants, princess cuts, and squares.  Sparkling gems set in gold of every color…  white, rose, and yellow.  There’s no question – the classic styles are back on top.

Somehow these beauties are still here…  but I doubt they last long.  Check out the attention to detail.  Let’s start with the Art Deco-inspired mountings.  Milgrain beaded swirls decorate the back of the 14 karat white gold baubles and a delicate ring of diamonds surrounds the eight-side edge.  A second halo of round brilliants accent the center stones…  that’s a total of 104 fully faceted diamonds weighing in at over .50 carat.  And don’t forget those emerald cuts – a killer pair of perfectly matched step-cut diamonds that weigh 1.08 carats.  These dazzlers have an average color grade of F, with an average clarity grade of VS.  Simply stunning.  

My husband bought me my diamond earrings several years ago.  I love the traditional feel of them…  round diamonds set in white gold.  They are the perfect accessory for everything from jeans to heels.  They are in my ears more often than not. 

Every girl needs a pair of diamond studs…  whether they be plain or fancy, round or square.  At Joden, we have choices aplenty – including these.  Make them yours today for just $4200.

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

Writing and Photos by Carrie Martin

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Holiday Glow

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Baubles, Bling, and Diamond Earrings

Just look at these beauties…  14 karat rose gold diamond earrings.  Every girl needs a great pair of diamond studs.  They’re classic, like the little black dress of jewelry.  The perfect addition to every outfit – from denim to cashmere – you can’t go wrong, and these are no exception.  

Made from a glorious rosy gold, these are not your average diamond studs.  These gems are made in a modern halo-style.  Each one is set with a round brilliant diamond center; the two stones have a combined weight of .79 carats.  Surrounding these bright diamonds are an additional twenty-eight diamonds that weigh .28 carats.  That brings the total of all diamonds to 1.07 carats – over a half carat in each ear!  The low profile style makes a statement and yet is still perfect for daily wear.

When rose gold began to emerge as a trend a couple of years ago, I really thought it would be short-lived.  White gold and platinum had reigned supreme for more than two decades.  How could this pink-hued metal rival that?  Fast forward to 2018, and it’s clear that I couldn’t have been more wrong.  Rose gold is perhaps the most requested metal at the engagement case, with yellow gold taking a close second.  Don’t get me wrong, ladies still love white gold and platinum, it’s just that now there are more options – like these earrings!  The rose gold gives them a little extra something, a bit of a glow.  Who doesn’t love a little holiday glow…  I know I do.  Priced at $2450.00, these have arrived at Joden just in time for Santa.

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

Writing and Photos by Carrie Martin

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True Confessions

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Baubles, Bling, and Sapphire Rings

I have a confession to make…  I love jewelry.  I love looking at it, I love talking about it, I love writing about it.  However – I don’t really wear it, especially lately.  It lays in piles all over our house…  four bangles and a diamond band rest beside the toaster in the kitchen.  There’s a pair of oversize silver hoops and a long necklace on the end table in the living room.  The nightstand beside my bed is littered with bobby pins, a tub of Nivea crème, and at least four pair of discarded earrings.  The older I get, the more I want to simplify my life.  Less accessories just seems easier.  There is no decision to make.  Slip my diamond studs into my ears, put on my engagement ring and wedding band, and done.  On the weekends, I only wear my wedding band.  I love the way it looks on finger all by itself.  Simple and elegant. 

I love jewelry that means something…  Personal jewelry.  The significance of my wedding rings is obvious.  My diamond earrings were a gift from my husband at a time when we really couldn’t afford luxuries.  And yet, there they were, under our Christmas tree.  Because of that, I treasure them all the more.  I’m sure that in the years to come, I will acquire another piece or two of jewelry.  I have always wanted a sapphire ring.  Nothing over the top.  Just simple and elegant. 

I love tiny details about each of these rings.  They are all Victorian rings from the late 1800’s.  The style of jewelry had become much lighter than the Mid-Victorian era.  Rings were often small with an open airy feel. 

This classic piece features an oval sapphire surrounded by an Old European Cut diamond halo.  The sapphire weighs 1.50 carats with .30 carats of diamonds.  Priced at just $1500, it’s perfect for every day wear.

 

This is my favorite.  It can easily be worn as a right hand ring or an alternative to the traditional diamond engagement ring.  The small round sapphire is a sublime shade of cornflower blue encircled by nine Old Mine Cut diamonds, each facet twinkling in the light.  I love the scrollwork that forms the prongs and graces the shoulders of this tiny enchantress.  Check it out on our site.  At $2500, it’s irresistible!

 

What’s not to love about this band style ring set with three cushion-shaped sapphires, two natural pearls, and eight rose cut diamonds?  Called a carved half hoop ring for the intricate gallery work that creates the prongs, this style was popular from the mid to late 1800’s.  It’s also available on our website, priced at only $1950.00. 

All three of these rings are simple and elegant.  I would happily  abandon any right hand ring I have for one of these antique gems.  Perhaps you would too!

Written by Carrie Martin

Photos by Carla Leight and Shelly Isacco

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