Unmatched Brilliance

 Joden Girl

Baubles, Bling and Dazzling Things

Originally dubbed as a “table cut,” this rectangular beauty is one of the oldest diamond shapes with roots dating back to the 1500’s.  Resembling a hall of mirrors, it gained a new name in the 1920’s.  Featuring 57 facets, the emerald cut diamond (as it is now known) is recognized as perhaps the most elegant and sophisticated of all the silhouettes.  

While it can be challenging to improve upon near perfection, there have been rare instances throughout history.  In 1981, Christopher Slowinski introduced the world to Christopher Designs.  He is a master stone cutter and a visionary, he single-handedly revolutionized the emerald cut diamond.  Elaborating upon the existing profile, Slowinski added triangular shaped facets to the steps in the pavilion (lower half) of the stone taking it from fifty-seven to a whopping seventy-seven facets!  This expert design capitalizes on the scintillation and light dispersion, producing a continuous exchange of light – bouncing back and forth with mesmerizing results.  Ladies and gentlemen, I give you the Original Crisscut Emerald Diamond.

We recently added this dazzler to our estate collection.  Made entirely from platinum, this ring is a true showstopper.  The center stone is a 1.51 carat Crisscut diamond.  This beauty is perfectly nestled between a series of twenty-four Crisscut tapered baguette diamonds that graduate in size with a combined weight of 1.49 carats.  Finally, the three-row look is completed with seventy-four round brilliant stones.  These diamonds outline both sides as well as the center and add an additional .70 carat of bling.  All told, the total gem weight of this modern marvel is 3.70 carats!  Wow!

An elegant engagement ring or a sophisticated anniversary band?  This ring is ideal for every occassion.  And it’s a real steal…  the primary advantage of estate jewelry is undoubtedly the price!  Make this authentic Crisscut Diamond ring yours for just $16,750.00.

Written by Carrie Martin

Photos by Dana Jerpe

Joe’s Special Box – Volume 46

Joden Girl

Baubles, Bling, and A Collector’s Things

Meet my newest obsession!  I have always been a fan of emerald-cut diamonds.  I love the sleek lines, the elongated geometric shape and the classic style.  But this charmer caught me by surprise.  The center stone has ALOT of punch for the money – and it’s actually a bit of designer genius.  This step-cut diamond looks like a one carat diamond, but actually only weighs .50 carat.  You may be wondering, how can that be?  As I said, the creator of this ring was a bit of a genius.  The diamond is surrounded by a halo of high-polished 14 karat white gold.  This thin band of metal actually makes the diamond look larger and is difficult to detect without using a loupe or magnification.  A small straight baguette cut diamond sits to the right and left of the center stone.  It’s a tiny yet significant detail that enhances the timeless feel of this engagement ring.  Priced at $3500, this is the kind of piece that I love to find in Joe’s Special Box.  I know that it will have a new life beyond Joden – some lucky girl will wear this ring for the rest of her life.  And hopefully, she’ll pass it on to a daughter or a son.  It will become an heirloom.  

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

Written by Carrie Martin

Photos by Dana Jerpe

True Blue

Joden Girl

Baubles, Bling, and a Sapphire Ring

With the end of August on the horizon, I’ve got a case of the blues.  Sapphire blues…  it’s the birthstone for September.  It also happens to be my favorite colored stone – and this ring is no exception.  A platinum mounting and nearly a carat of diamonds are the perfect setting for this stunning blue gem.  The depth of color in this sapphire is unbelievable…

Just look at that blazing blue bauble!  It’s flanked by a matched pair of emerald cut diamonds, giving the piece a three-stone look at first glance…  closer inspection will reveal four tapered baguette diamonds nestled into the shoulders of the ring.  

Another turn of this beauty unveils the delicate edge detail…

Can you see the tiny round diamonds set into every nook and cranny of those sleek platinum edges?  It dazzles from every angle – and it’s designed for daily wear.  When you have a ring like this, you want to wear it all the time!  Sapphire is almost as hard as a diamond, and platinum is the most durable of the precious metals.  Check it out on our site now, then some to Joden and try it for yourself.  I can promise that you’ll have a case of the blues…  just like me.

Written by Carrie Martin

Photos by Shelly Isacco and Carrie Martin

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