Joe’s Special Box – Volume 69

Joden Girl

Baubles, Bling, and A Collector’s Things

Nine years.  That’s how long the Edwardian Period lasted.  From 1901-1910 – this era produced some of the most beautiful and highly sought after jewelry of all time.  In the early days, platinum masterpieces featured a yellow gold base, like this ethereal gem…

A stunning combination of Old European Cut diamonds, Rose Cut diamonds, and one natural pearl create pure magic.  The seven larger stones have a combined weight of 1.50 carats, while an additional 39 rose cut diamonds amp up the bling factor.  Every knife-edge is hand decorated with a small beaded ridge technique referred to as milgrain.  It softens the overall look of this early 20th century necklet which is suspended from a light platinum chain.  The jewels from this time are often compared to petit point embroidery due to their delicate and lacy appearance.  Perfect for a bride on her wedding day or simply an evening on the town, make this beauty yours for just $3850.  Available now in Joe’s Special Box.

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Joe’s Special Box – Volume 68

Joden Girl

Baubles, Bling, and A Collector’s Things

Joe’s Special Box is a virtual treasure trove of super sweet vintage jewels.  What was once a small square box has now become three overflowing bins…  one of which is nothing but rings.  Dainty Edwardian charmers, Art Deco gems and a few Victorian beauties like this one.  

Made in England in 1887, this 15 karat yellow gold enchantress is absolutely perfect.  Set in a diagonal swirl across the center are an alternating series of three natural pearls and a two bright red rubies.  Engraved scrolls fan out from the center section adding another layer of dimension.  A series of hallmarks are deeply etched into the inside shank of the piece, ensuring the karatage as well as the age of this 19th century prize.  The gold is silky smooth and glides over the knuckle to sit comfortably on any hand.  I love it on an index or middle finger.  The condition is mint – a pleasant surprise for a 132 year old ring.  Add it to your collection now for now for just $680.

Written by Carrie Martin

Photos by Dana Jerpe

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Botanical Band Bonanza

Joden Girl

Baubles, Bling, and Floral Rings

I cannot resist a great floral band…  old or new, white or yellow, narrow or wide.  I love them all, and our customers do, too!  Vintage variations are more sought out than their modern counterparts, but both are popular choices.  This array features five beauties including a Mid Victorian, an Art Nouveau, an Edwardian, an Art Deco, and a modern gem.  

Check out each one in all its glory.  First is this rosy 9 karat gold band showcasing a pattern of modified fleur-de-lis continuing all the way around.  Although the piece is wide, it’s not thick, making it extremely comfortable to wear.  Made during the 1860’s, this antique band is priced at $500.

Next is a dainty platinum charmer from the 1930s.  A never-ending circle is created from entwined five-petaled flowers, leaves, and vines.  Each element has been heavily engraved to further enhance the lifelike feel of the piece.  Set into the center of each flower is a European Cut diamond adding the perfect amount of sparkle.  Priced at $1700, this band is available on our website now.

Third, is my personal favorite of the bunch.  Made in true Art Nouveau style with bold flowers. tiny leaves, and tenderlings ready to bloom – this 14 karat yellow gold stunner makes a statement.  It’s a steal for just $700.

Designer “Beverley K” combined a vintage vine vibe with modern technology to create this 18 karat white gold vision.  Every single leaf and stem on this ring features millegrain beading.  This old world technique brings a decidedly Art Deco feel to this brand new band.  Available now for $1375.

Wrapping up our band bonanza is an Edwardian dream.  A rich yellow gold core nestled inside a platinum shell is enhanced with elaborate engraving.  A ring of orange blossoms brings a botanical feel to this turn of the century piece.  The narrowness of the band enables it to be paired with an engagement ring or stacked with all your favorites.  Buy it now for just $800.

If you’re like me, and you’re crazy for these bands, give us a call or stop in!  I’d love to help you choose your next treasure.

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

Written by Carrie Martin

Photos by Dana Jerpe

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