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Joden Girl

Baubles, Bling and  Nostalgic Things

Sometimes, in the jewelry world – the word reproduction carries a bit of a stigma.  A modern facsimile is not always as desirable as an antique original.  There’s no question that a mint condition, one hundred-year-old Edwardian filigree ring is worth more than the mere rocks and metal that it’s made from.   The age and rarity of the piece amp up the value, and like most antiques…  condition is everything.  Finding a pristine gem from the early 1900’s can be challenging to say the least.  Sometimes a modern lookalike is the perfect fit.

Clever wordplay and marketing genius has helped to change the opinion of copycat jewels.  The phrase “Art Deco Inspired” has a distinctly romantic feel to it – much better than “reproduction”!  At Joden, we pride ourselves on the broad range of our inventory; we often boast about having something for everyone and every budget.  But it’s not bragging if it’s true!

The halo on this little angel is comprised of fourteen single-cut diamonds.  These uniquely faceted stones feature just seventeen facets and were commonly used in Edwardian and Art Deco jewelry.  The ring is made entirely of platinum, with delicate milgrain beaded edges bordering every stone. 

Sitting center stage is an authentic old-cut pear-shape diamond that weighs .42 carat.  With a color grade of I and a clarity grade of VS – this dazzling beauty is the crowning glory of this modern marvel.  Originally priced at $3,500 – we are now offering it for just $2,625.  

Maybe pear-shapes aren’t for you…  not to worry, we’ve got you covered. 

This sweet gem is very similar to the first one, but at the same time…  it’s different.  Also made from platinum, it features fourteen single-cut diamonds in the halo – but this halo is cushion-shaped with a European cut diamond in the heart.  This Euro weighs .41 carat – it’s a bright G color and a VS clarity.  I love the round center with the cushion-shaped halo…  it’s unexpected and oh-so charming.  Previously priced at $4,225 – this beauty is now available for just $3,168.

My favorite detail of both rings is a small and easily over-looked element.  Between the center stones and the surrounding halo is a small space, room to breathe.  It’s a breath of fresh air.  And right now, let’s face it…  we could all use a little break and a whole lot of fresh air.  These rings are not on our site – call for details or stop by for a tiny bit of jewelry therapy.

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

Written by Carrie Martin

Photos by Dana Jerpe

It’s Not Just For Tuesday

 Joden Girl

Baubles, Bling and Turquoise Things

With over 112,455 posts, #Turquoisetuesday has become quite a popular trend on Instagram.  On the third day of the week, my feed is guaranteed to be filled with picture upon picture of this captivating bold blue gem.  Occasionally, Dana and I hop on board… sharing some of our favorite turquoise Joden finds.  

And then we uncovered this beauty.  Too special to be identified by a simple hashtag, this baby was destined to be a blog all on its own.  Ethereal elegance exudes from this lovely Edwardian bracelet. 

Seven inches in length, platinum from end to end, this dainty line of twelve leaf-like links create romantic ambiance.  Each one is hand-set with eleven rose cut diamonds.  These 132 gems have a combined weight of 1.00 carat.  Set back to back, each pair features a bezel set European cut diamond in the center (six stones in all) for an additional .90 carat.  

Jewelry was the finishing touch of every Edwardian’s wardrobe.  This opulent era was noted for delicate designs and a predominantly white appearance – platinum, white gold, diamonds and pearls.  That’s what sets our bracelet apart from so many others…  it presents a pop of color!  Six cabochon Persian turquoise beads are interspersed between the diamond links.  Each bold blue stone presents with a high polish finish, shining nearly as bright as the diamonds. 

Made in 1905, this Edwardian enchantress is in near perfect condition…  almost like it was never worn.  What a travesty that would be!  Jewelry was never intended to be left in the safe deposit box, your jewelry box or the package it came in.  Jewelry is meant to be worn and appreciated, created and given to bring joy.  Put a little happiness into your day with this bracelet for just $5,850.00.  

**Psst!  Call for additional details, this beauty isn’t on our website yet!**

Written by Carrie Martin

Photos by Dana Jerpe

Joe’s Special Box – Volume 109

Joden Girl

Baubles, Bling, and A Collector’s Things

Ah, Edwardian.  Sigh.  It’s just so swoon-worthy.  Albeit brief, this period in jewelry history produced some of the most beautiful pieces of the 1900’s.  Characterized by intricate lacy designs and glittering diamonds, jewels of the early 20th century are more than just collectible; they’re also some of the most wearable pieces of antique jewelry. These gems will blend seamlessly into your wardrobe like your favorite pair of jeans.

A fourteen karat yellow gold shank is crowned with a palladium setting featuring a cluster of nine European Cut diamonds.  These sparkling beauties are carefully nestled into a cluster style that seems to combine botanical elements with a subtle honeycomb pattern.  Totaling more than 1.50 carats, each diamond is accented by a milgrain edge.  It’s a technique achieved by utilizing a knurling tool to create tiny beads of palladium in perfect rows and is found often in antique jewelry.  

This Edwardian stunner is ultra low profile, with the top of the ring sitting on the finger.  Streamlined styles like this are timeless and able to worn every day.  Moderately priced at $3,250, this ring is available now from Joe’s Special Box.

Call 1-800-747-7552 to make it yours.

Written by Carrie Martin

Photos by Dana Jerpe

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