Joe’s Special Box – Volume 140

Joden Girl

Baubles, Bling, and A Collector’s Things

Our store is located in the heart of a small town.  Founded in 1950, Joden is one of the oldest and most successful businesses in Grove City.  Our tiny town also boasts one of the best private Christian colleges in the Northern United States.  Each year, as the students begin to venture off campus and meander downtown, a few stop by to admire our engagement rings.

It has been rumored for years that a well-known slogan on campus is “Ring by Spring!”  This cheeky phrase has brought more than one young man through our door.  Faces flush with excitement, they’re intent on finding the perfect ring.  

My advice to anyone starting the journey of purchasing an engagement ring is always the same… 

  • Set a budget by evaluating your financial position.  Decide what your priority is between the size of the diamond, the quality of the diamond and the overall style of the ring.  
  • Save for the ring.
  • Find something you both will love that stays within your budget. 

This year, the national average spent on an engagement ring is $6000.  A mere 8% of shoppers will spend under $1000.  At Joden, we have dream rings for every budget.  This week’s choice is a sweet Victorian beauty made from 14-karat yellow gold.  The buttercup setting holds a .18 carat European cut diamond in the center.  Graded as an F-G in color and SI2 in clarity – this small stone shines.  

With softly scrolled and sculpted shoulders, this antique darling was, is, and will always be someone’s dream ring.  It’s listed on our site for just $500!  Affordable for any budget, it’s perfect as an engagement ring, a promise ring or simply a just-because ring.  Hop over to our site or check it out in the store, you too can have a ring by spring.

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

Written by Carrie Martin

Photos by Dana Jerpe

Pick of the Week – Volume 37

Joden Girl

Baubles and Bling with Unbelievable Pricing

There are definitely some buzzwords when talking about engagement rings.  Perhaps you might be thinking of technical terms like color, clarity, cut and carat weight.  There’s no doubt that the Four C’s are important factors to consider when buying a diamond, but those aren’t the words that we’re talking about today.  I want to talk about the b-word… budget. 

An engagement ring is one of the most meaningful purchases of your life.  It’s an emotionally motivated investment.  This small band of rocks and metal will forever symbolize the commitment made between you and your significant other.  You may be wondering how to assign a dollar value to this monumental milestone.  While difficult to do, it’s incredibly helpful to have a comfort zone in mind before you begin shopping.  In fact,  some find it beneficial to talk with their future fiancé about the budget.  Discussing financial matters can be awkward, however it does ensure that everyone is on the same page.  

As important as the budget is, there is another “b-word” that is even more essential – balance.  For some, the most paramount factor in selecting a diamond is the color grade.  Others feel that clarity is the greatest consideration.  You might be focused on the setting or even the shape of the stone.  There’s no right or wrong answer.  Balancing all of these things will lead to the perfect engagement ring for you.

There’s just one more “b-word” that can greatly impact your shopping experience…  bargain.  This blog is called The Pick of the Week.  It’s a special edition of Joden Girl that is exclusively dedicated to pieces that have been on our site for awhile but haven’t sold.   This bridal set is crafted from 18 karat white gold.  A classic two-piece set, it has a lot to offer.  Sitting center stage is a princess cut diamond that weighs 1.51 carats.  Glittering from every angle, this diamond has a color grade of I-J and a clarity grade of I1.  The two rings feature an alternating pattern of round and baguette cut diamonds.  These thirteen stones add an additional .91 carat of bling to this scintillating set.  

With an appraised value of $8,970.00 – this pair has been featured on for $8,800.00.  Not a bad price for 2.42 carats of total diamond weight, right?  This week, we are offering it for an insane price.  You can purchase BOTH rings for the steal-of-a-deal price of just $4,900.00!  This Pick of the Week is now the perfect balance of budget and bargain.  Don’t hesitate – it won’t last long.  

Written by Carrie Martin

Photos by Dana Jerpe and Shelly Isacco

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