Joe’s Special Box – Volume 39

Joden Girl

Baubles, Bling, and A Collector’s Things

This week, I am revisiting an old favorite…  this dainty pendant from the turn of the century.  You can call it late Edwardian or you can call it early Art Deco, I simply call it beautiful.  I shared it with you several months ago, and to be quite honest, I am amazed that we still have it.  Now…  that could be because it’s tucked away in Joe’s Special Box!  I am certain that if it were in our showcase, some lucky girl would have snatched it up long ago!

Handcrafted entirely of platinum, this fine piece features classic filigree design.  Two hearts, created by delicate wirework combine with natural pearls, diamonds and a bright green emerald in perfect harmony.  Made in five separate segments from the bail to the pearl tip, each portion is jointed, allowing the pendant to move gracefully with the body.  Simple elegance makes this pendant an ideal statement piece, able to be worn every day.  Make it yours for just $1600.00.

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

Written by Carrie Martin

Photos by Shelly Isacco

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Joe’s Special Box – Volume 25

Joden Girl

Baubles, Bling, and A Collector’s Things

There’s no question that the most popular vintage jewelry at Joden is from the Art Deco period.  The iconic platinum and white gold jewelry from the 1920-1930’s is highly sought after and offers unique style elements that can’t be found in modern jewelry.  Camphor glass is one such example of this.  It looks like a piece of frosted crystal and is usually set with a singular diamond in the center.  This trend was often combined with fine filigree work to create delicately beautiful jewels.  

This bracelet is a stellar example of both design details – three identical pieces of camphor glass are evenly spaced between thirteen lacy filigree links.  I love the starburst design that seems to spread out from the diamond center of each glass piece.  It’s quite lovely against the skin…  allowing the color to shine through.  This particular bracelet can be found (as you may have guessed) in Joe’s Special Box and is moderately priced at $2500.00.  

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

Written by Carrie Martin

Photos by Shelly Isacco and Carrie Martin

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Luxurious Lace

Joden Girl

Baubles, Bling, and the Art of Filigree Things

Whether it’s made from woven wire or silken thread – the intricate patterns created are undeniably similar.  Both lace and filigree are made in much the same manner…  curled, twisted, and plaited threads crossed over, under, and finally united at all points of contact.  Time has not diminished the value of either, but rather made them all the more desirable. 

Here is a close-up segment of a filigree bracelet juxtaposed with a piece of lace called Carrickmacross.  Both showcase open meshwork, a treasured decorative element.  No one can resist the delicate beauty of filigree jewelry. Even novices are drawn to Edwardian and Art Deco pieces resplendent with the airy patterns painstakingly created wire by wire.  Ladies, both young and old, are equally enchanted – including me!  Check out this trio of bracelets – each one lovely, but also each with a personality all its own. 

 Here they are individually…

This piece is from the Depression Era, circa 1930’s, featuring diestruck metal that was then hand finished.  The center stone is a square synthetic sapphire (authentic and original to the bracelet).  It is flanked by a pair of white stones and then two additional synthetic sapphires.  It’s moderately priced at $1100.00.

This stunner, signed J.E. Caldwell, speaks for itself.  Handcrafted in platinum using an alternating sequence of two link styles, it contains 120 diamonds totalling over 10 carats!   Afficiandos and amateurs agree – this piece is simply magnificent.  Call me for more details and pricing. 

Finally, we have my favorite of the bunch!  I love the style of the filigree, it reminds me of the petals of a chrysanthemum flower – blooming out from the tiny gemset center.  Crafted with a nod toward the Edwardian era – this bracelet has a yellow gold frame that is overlaid with a white gold top. 

 

Special attention has been paid to this bracelet – even the back is polished!  For more details and photos, visit our site!

Unlike the lace on a christening dress or a wedding gown, each of these bracelets can be worn and enjoyed every day.  Their lacey appearance is not reserved for special occasions but rather meant to delight… day after day, year after year.

Written by Carrie Martin

Photos by Shelly Isacco

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