Joe’s Special Box – Volume 89

Joden Girl

Baubles, Bling, and A Collector’s Things

I love vintage wedding bands…  and if they are eternity bands, so much the better.  Call me a romantic, but I adore the sentiment behind the eternity band.  Infinite or unending time…  the ultimate definition of marriage.  My own wedding band features a continual pattern of platinum diamond daisies with textured 18 karat yellow gold centers – check it out!  

Each time I stumble across an old wedding band, I do several things.  First and foremost, I try it on.  I want to know how it fits, what it feels like, and how it looks on my hand.  Then, I go all over it with my loupe…  inside and out.  Does it have any hallmarks?  Inside engraving?  Finally, I ask myself “Is this blog worthy?”  This band is most definitely blog worthy!

This 14 karat two tone beauty from Joe’s Special Box is absolutely divine.  Where to begin?  Perhaps with that scalloped edge created from a series of half-moon designs.  This utterly feminine detail enhances the lacy pattern of the center section.  Ten east/west oriented marquise shapes are carefully fitted between ten narrow parallel bars.  Each marquise has been set with a single round diamond for a combined weight of .30 carat – a little sparkle is always good!

It looks great on the hand and is quite comfortable.  This little gem is perfect alone but would also work well in a stack.  It’s available now on our site for just $560.00.  Make it yours now.  

“Go to our site and look, them come to us and touch.”

Written by Carrie Martin

Photos by Dana Jerpe

Everything’s Coming Up Rose

Joden Girl

Baubles, Bling, and a Pink Ring

Recently, girls have been going crazy for rose gold engagment rings – and I totally get it.  The soft pink glow of the metal is warm, romantic, and utterly feminine.  What could be more girly than a pink ring?  This matched set utilizes rose gold and dainty details to perfection.

The alternating “navette-round-navette-round” pattern of the band creates a delightful scalloped edge.  It pairs flawlessly with the beaded millegrain border.  Together, these delicate design elements give a vintage vibe to an otherwise modern set.  

While this suite certainly looks fantastic on its own, I wondered how it might look in a tiny stack.  That thought sent me on a journey, and here’s what I discovered…

I love it even more with this white gold eternity band nestled between the rose gold rings.  I adore the contrast provided by the cool white metal…  and the additional 53 diamonds amp up the bling!  Here’s the scoop on all three pieces.  First, we have the original pair – two 18 karat rose gold rings with a .58 carat round brilliant center stone.  The 37 diamonds set in the scalloped bands add an additional .50 carat…  moderately priced at $4500 for both. 

If you’re like me, you’ll have to add that third ring!  It’s an 18 karat white gold eternity band made in a “shared prong” style.  This band is set with 53 full cut round diamonds that have a total weight of .31 carats for $1600.   

These, and many other rose gold engagement rings are available on our site and in our showroom.  As always…

“Go to our site and look, then come to Joden and touch.”

Written by Carrie Martin

Photos by Shelly Isacco and Carrie Martin

Millenial Mavens

Joden Girl

Baubles, Bling, and  Non-traditional Rings

In my work world, we talk engagement rings on the daily…  We’re a team.  We share stories, offer advice, and often dissect current trends.  This year has brought an entirely new engagement adventure…  millenials want to savor the experience (while simultaneously documenting it on social media, of course) and ultimately find a ring as unique as their relationship. 

Today’s couples are choosing vintage.  They want mixed metals, rose gold and yellow gold often paired with colored stones.  2018 is all about floral motifs, shapes, and distinctive rings. 

This pairing is the absolute limit of style and individuality!  First, from the estate of Tamara Toumanova, is this 14 karat gold flower ring.  The curved rose gold petals bloom on your finger while the stem and leaves wrap around to form the band.  Four round diamonds twinkle from inside.  Wear it alone, or stack it with this charming eternity band.  Crafted from 14 karat yellow gold, eleven tiny flowers circle the band, each with a single-cut diamond center.  Perfect for those with an eye for exceptional elegance.

Some couples are opting to forego the engagement ring altogether, preferring instead to celebrate their union with a singular band.  The antique and estate jewelry at Joden offers hundreds of choices…  whether you have a vintage vision in mind or something sleek and modern, our selection will not disappoint.  Here are a few of my favorites…  enamel flowers, matte-finish modernism, and fabled moonstones – each one a tiny treasure in its own right.  Stop in, drop me a line (, or call me for details and pricing! 

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

Written by Carrie Martin

Photos by Shelly Isacco

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