Joe’s Special Box – Volume 13

Joden Girl

Baubles, Bling, and A Collector’s Things

This week, I uncovered a pair of unique modern rings, both signed “Luna Felix” – a world renowned jeweler made famous for her abstract designs and unusual gemstone choices.

Handcrafted from a brassy 22 karat yellow gold, this triple-banded open-shank ring features one rough diamond as the center stone.  The stone is in it’s original state, just as it was when it came out of the ground.  The band of gold housing this natural beauty is decorated with an Old World technique called granulation – tiny beads of gold cover the surface of the bezel.  This Etruscan revival styled knock-out can be yours for just $1500.

If one is good, two is better…  the perfect complement for the split shank Luna Felix stunner is this exceptional enchantress.  Evoking images of ancient Egyptian pyramids, the monolithic center is crowned by a singular square sapphire.  A snake-like band of woven gold creates a flexible silken shank… priced well at $800.

While most of the pieces in Joe’s Special Box are vintage treasures, I was not surprised to find these two modern gems.  Their exquisite craftsmanship and unmatched quality make them truly special indeed.  

Written by Carrie Martin

Photos by Shelly Isacco

All That Glitters Is Gold

Joden Girl

Baubles, Bling, and Golden Things

Joden Jewelers is nestled in the heart of Grove City, Pennsylvania.  With a population hovering around 8000, it’s more Mayberry than Manhattan.  If you’re the kind of girl who has your eye on current trends and hot new styles, you should probably know that we tend to trail about two years behind the rest of the world.  Until now. 

While yellow gold is making a splash on the Red Carpet in Hollywood, and popping up on the New York fashion runways, our customers are also requesting this throwback metal.  For more than twenty years, white metals have reigned supreme – platinum, white gold, and sterling silver.  But for the last couple years, yellow gold has been slowly inching its way back into the spotlight.

Some are calling it sleek and trendy, while others say its vintage-inspired.  Either way, it seems like the natural richness of yellow gold is here to stay.  But don’t put away all your white metals – just warm them up with a classic piece, perhaps a pair of antique earrings like these.

The first pair are Etruscan Revival.  Etruscan Revival was a movement during the Grand Period (1860-1885) of the Victorian Era.  Artisans revived the art of ancient techniques using corded wire, filigree, and granulation.  These earrings are made from 18 karat yellow gold with a tiny diamond in the center of each.  They are available on our website for just $1550.00.

If you’re a diamond girl, then the second pair of earrings are for you!  Made in classic lever-back style with two Old Mine Cut diamonds on each one, these are perfect for every day wear.  Priced at $2500.00. 

From Mayberry to Manhattan and everywhere in between – Go for the gold!

Written by Carrie Martin

Photos by Carrie Martin and Shelly Isacco

Would you prefer one bangle or two?

Joden Girl

Baubles, Bangles, and Bracelet Bling

For thousands of years, we have been wearing bands around our wrists…  wood, leather, cloth, plastics, and metal.  Sometimes they are functional – used for telling time, carrying vital medical information, or even details about our identity.  And sometimes, they are just for beauty, like the ones pictured here.

At Joden, we have bracelets for everyone – men and women, infants and little girls. We have shiny bands of gold, and dazzling diamond links.  The photo shows some of our finest examples of Victorian, Art Nouveau, and Art Deco.  Two of my favorite pieces are avaiable on our website…

Art Nouveau is my favorite period…  I love how it celebrates nature.  This piece is no exception – the finely carved flowers and leaves are the perfect background for three simple stones, two rubies and one diamond.  Priced at just $1150, this piece is perfect in so many ways.  It can be stacked with other bangles, but can still be worn alone.  It is ideal for everyday wear, yet also able to add some sparkle to your holiday dresses.  I would be thrilled to find this under my Christmas Tree!

This delicate beauty could easily makes its way to the top of my list…  Etruscan Revival done to perfection.  That tiny gold beading, the gently sloping sides, tiny openings flanking two bright blue sapphires and one little diamond winking in the center…  oh my!  Made of a buttery 15 karat yellow gold and priced right at $1850, this bangle is destined to be under someone’s tree this year.

These are just a couple examples of the fine vintage jewelry available on our website and in our showroom every day.  Today kicks off our holiday hours…  Joden Jewelers will be open until 8:00pm every evening this week (Monday through Friday).  We also have special holiday hours on Saturday, Christmas Eve. 

Go to our site and look, or come to Joden and touch.

Written by Carrie Martin

Photos by Shelly Isacco

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