Forties Foray

Joden Girl

Baubles, Bling and Deep Blue Things

Last week we talked about Blurred Lines, the years that mark the end of one era and the beginning of the next.  Inspiration and creativity don’t simply stop and start with the exact years of each period… for example, the Art Deco age didn’t spontaneously commence on the first day of 1919 and conclude on the final day of 1939.  In the days, weeks and months before and after the designated years, there were small and perhaps seemingly insignificant changes that led to each entirely new and exciting era.  

The most notable characteristics of Art Deco jewelry include the use of white metal, geometric lines, shapes and patterns, innovative stones cuts, and masterful use of color.  As I mentioned, the Art Deco period spans from 1919-1939.  The next remarkable era is Retro…  which stretches from the late 1930’s to the early 1950’s.  Gold was the quintessential metal of choice, often in shades of rose, yellow and even green.  It was woven, braided and coiled into scrolls, ribbons and bows.  These motifs were often large, showcasing semi-precious stones such as aquamarine, topaz and amethyst.  Precious stones like diamonds, sapphires and rubies were difficult to procure and used sparingly in small sizes.  

This beauty displays whispers of both eras.  Constructed entirely of platinum, the edge of the ring waves up and down in soft elegant curves.  Each contour is diamond set, the outer rows feature step-cut diamonds, while the two center rows highlight rounds.  There are fourteen square and rectangular cut diamonds that have a combined weight of .75 carat; there are sixteen round diamonds with a total weight of .50 carat.  

Shown on the hand, the ring is perfectly sized…  not petite and yet also not overwhelming.  Set at a jaunty angle in the middle of the ring is a deep blue emerald cut sapphire.  This step-cut sparkler weighs approximately 1.40 carats.  Offering details from both the Art Deco and the Retro era, this ring was created around 1940.  Effortless style and timeless elegance captured within a singular ring – this era-bending bling is available for now for $3,250.00.  Click over to our site and check it out for yourself.  

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

Written by Carrie Martin

Photos by Dana Jerpe

What’s New – Volume 14

Joden Girl

Baubles, Bling, and The Latest Things

This week’s edition is fresh from our shop.  We paired a brand new mounting from our inventory with a deep blue emerald cut sapphire to create this classic style. 

The ring itself is constructed entirely from platinum.  It offers several sought-after elements that include:

  1. Clean lines – this is a classic design that will never fade.
  2. Diamond trim – the shoulders of the ring feature a line of diamonds that graduate in size.  The diamonds are tiny at the top and get larger as they cascade down the finger.
  3. Hidden Halo – this delicate ring of diamonds sits just beneath the center stone.  It’s the latest evolution of one of the hottest trends in engagement rings in the last ten years. 
  4. Bridged Center Stone – the center stone in this ring sits tall on the finger.  This is quite an advantage if you have selected this as an engagement ring or if you enjoy stacking rings.  A band will snug flush against the side of the ring.  

Seated in the center of this timeless treasure is a beautiful blue sapphire that weighs .94 carat.  An emerald cut is also known as a step-cut.  When viewed from the top, it looks like a square inside a square inside a square.  This particular style is reserved for stones that are very clean internally, with little to no imperfections.  

Between the stones in the shoulders and the ones in the hidden halo, there are a total of thirty-two diamonds.  These bright and sparkling gems have a combined weight of .50 carat.  Exhibiting the ideal balance between the pop of color and the accenting diamonds, this ring is simple perfection.  

Available on our site, choose this ring for a non-traditional engagement ring.  Wear it as a right-hand ring for a splash of color.  Every element of this ring is designed for endurance – the platinum, the sapphires and the diamonds.  Each of these things exhibit durable beauty.  This is a piece that you can wear every single day.  Priced at just $2,640.00 – it won’t last long.

“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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