Arm Candy

 Joden Girl

Baubles, Bling and Art Deco Things

Edwardian or Art Deco?  The answer is a little of both…  measuring 7.25 inches, this crossover bracelet is absolutely amazing!  Articulated links alternate – first, a diamond encrusted open-centered oval and then an elongated link featuring a honey-comb pattern.  A push clasp hides seamlessly within the last link, creating an endless display of brilliance around the wrist.  

A wisp of color pops from the middle of four segments…  natural square-cut emeralds.  These bright beauties have a combined weight of 1.00 carat and draw the eye, adding yet another layer of dimension to this gem.  Crafted somewhere between 1918-1920, this late Edwardian or early Art Deco bracelet has enchanted me.  

 

The curved lines and lace-like appearance of the very early 1900’s combine with the geometric, symmetrical style of the following decade.  The Edwardian Era (1901-1910) heavily influenced Art Deco design – jewelry from both eras was predominately platinum.  It was the metal of choice due to it’s strength, lasting luster, and malleability.  Hand-set with diamonds, each individual setting is lined with tiny beads – a technique called milgrain.  Yet another commonality between the two periods.  

There are one hundred and eighty old cut diamonds enveloping the entire length of the piece.  Each one is bead set with a total weight of 2.25 carats.  Art Deco emerged in 1925, although pieces can be found as early as 1920.  Though it can be difficult to determine the exact age of a piece, the quality of fine period jewelry speaks for itself.  No artistic movement since Art Deco has so completely captivated the world.  The creativity and spirit of the period continues to endure.  Own this iconic piece of arm candy for just $8,800.00.

Call today to purchase.  1-800-747-7552

Written by Carrie Martin

Photos by Dana Jerpe

Joe’s Special Box – Volume 109

Joden Girl

Baubles, Bling, and A Collector’s Things

Ah, Edwardian.  Sigh.  It’s just so swoon-worthy.  Albeit brief, this period in jewelry history produced some of the most beautiful pieces of the 1900’s.  Characterized by intricate lacy designs and glittering diamonds, jewels of the early 20th century are more than just collectible; they’re also some of the most wearable pieces of antique jewelry. These gems will blend seamlessly into your wardrobe like your favorite pair of jeans.

A fourteen karat yellow gold shank is crowned with a palladium setting featuring a cluster of nine European Cut diamonds.  These sparkling beauties are carefully nestled into a cluster style that seems to combine botanical elements with a subtle honeycomb pattern.  Totaling more than 1.50 carats, each diamond is accented by a milgrain edge.  It’s a technique achieved by utilizing a knurling tool to create tiny beads of palladium in perfect rows and is found often in antique jewelry.  

This Edwardian stunner is ultra low profile, with the top of the ring sitting on the finger.  Streamlined styles like this are timeless and able to worn every day.  Moderately priced at $3,250, this ring is available now from Joe’s Special Box.

Call 1-800-747-7552 to make it yours.

Written by Carrie Martin

Photos by Dana Jerpe

Joe’s Special Box – Volume 82

Joden Girl

Baubles, Bling, and A Collector’s Things

This week’s edition of Joe’s Special Box is so EXTRA!  Not only were these two beauties hand-selected by Joe, they were also among the “Top Ten of the Best Rings Available at Joden“!  In August, we collaborated with the hottest jewelry blogger in America, Danielle Miele.  She is the author of Gem Gossip – a spirited dialogue featuring the best of the best in fine jewelry.  

Danielle got a first hand glimpse at the treasure trove that is Joe’s Special Box.  Concentrating only on rings, she selected ten beauties!  These two feel like they belong together…  let’s check out this charmer.  An Edwardian dream, this freeform ring features 28 rose cut diamonds and a singular natural pearl.  It’s elegance with a bit of flair.  Moderately priced at $1300, we couldn’t resist it and neither should you!  

Speaking of Edwardian elegance…  I mean, HELLO!  A spiderweb of filigree creates a haven for a series of six bezel set Old European Cut diamonds.  Additionally, there are four more diamonds set into the triangular shaped corner embellishment.  One delightfully creamy pearl sits center stage – caught in the web of this bold ring.  I love it on an index or middle finger – it’s a perfect right hand ring for only $3450.00.

Go give Danielle some love and then visit us at Joden where the choices are only limited by your imagination.

Written by Carrie Martin

Photos by Dana Jerpe

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