Joe’s Special Box – Volume 78

Joden Girl

Baubles, Bling, and A Collector’s Things

A beautiful cross pendant…  very few things have as much meaning as this simple yet significant piece of jewelry.  For thousands of years, this symbol of faith has been crafted from a myriad of materials…  stone, wood, and precious metal.  From the most primitive to the highly ornate, nothing could be more iconic.

These two beauties are no exception…  a pair of vintage pieces featuring superb craftsmanship and classic elegance.  

Silver on 15 karat yellow gold – it’s a true antique treasure!  The patina on this Georgian cross is glorious.  I love how it pools heavily in each crevice then nearly fades away on the rounded arches.  Six natural pearls and eighteen rose cut diamonds bejewel the front side of this pendant.  It slides on a platinum pearl chain and is available now for $3,850.00.

This gem is an Edwardian showstopper made from 15 karat yellow gold topped with a layer of platinum.  The body of the cross is accented with a series of 15 pearls and one round diamond center.  The lace-like appearance is achieved utilizing milgrain edging, rose cut diamond trim and a hand pierced pattern.  Worn on an 18 karat white gold chain with black enameled segments, this cross is available for $2,750.00. 

Actions speak louder than words.  Show your faith with an exceptional cross from Joden.

Written by Carrie Martin

Photos by Dana Jerpe

And One for Luck

Joden Girl

Baubles, Bling, and Irish Things

Yesterday, people everywhere donned green shirts, green socks, even headbands with shamrocks bouncing on top.    Merrymaking ranged from parades to religious observances.  Even the Lenten fast has been known to be lifted in honor of  the day.  Perhaps you are also participated in the joviality of St. Patrick’s Day. 

Millions of green beers were raised in celebration of the heritage and history of Ireland.  St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated in more countries than any other national festival. 

The shamrock became the symbol for this day when St. Patrick arrived in Ireland to share Christianity with the Irish people.  He used a young sprig of clover to explain the Holy Trinity.  The three leaves are also thought to symbolize faith, hope, and love. 

Occasionally, a clover will have a fourth leaf…  for luck.  The luck of the Irish. 

At Joden we have shamrocks with three leaves, and some with four.  These are just a few examples.  Be sure to stop by our showroom to see these little green beauties.  Until then…

May you always find blue skies above your head,

Shamrocks beneath your feet,

Laughter and joy aplenty,

Kindness from all you meet,

Good friends and kin to miss you if ever you choose to roam,

And a path that’s been cleared by angels themselves

To carry you safely home.

– An Irish Blessing

Written by Carrie Martin

Photos by Carla Leight

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