Vintage Value

Joden Girl

Baubles, Bling and Smart Things

Most people think that jewelry stores are all about making sales.  And in many cases, that’s true.  However, at Joden, our focus is always on buying.  For nearly fifty years, we have combed through millions of pieces – always seeking the finest jewelry for the best price.  More often than not, that journey has led our experts to the pre-owned market.  The reason for that is simple…  antique and estate jewelry combines the best of both worlds – a higher quality (often handmade) product offered at a better price.  

In case you were wondering, to be qualified as antique – jewelry must be over one hundred years old.  The term “estate” simply refers to any item that is previously owned.  These goods can be purchased at a better price than newly manufactured pieces.  At Joden, we believe in passing those savings on to our customers.  

The advantages of vintage jewelry don’t end with the price…  there are also other benefits.  Most antique pieces were handmade by expert craftsmen – not mass produced by machines.  Old world techniques like piercing, thrumming, granulation, and millegraining (just to name a few) were employed to create one-of-a-kind masterpieces.  This uniqueness allows jewelry lovers to develop their personal style and to fill their jewelry boxes with things that no one else has.  

At Joden, we have another unique aspect to our inventory.  We own it.  Every piece.  It’s not on consignment or memorandum.  This is yet another way to ensure that we are able to offer our customers the best possible price. 

Occasionally, we purchase signed pieces – Cartier, Rolex, Giuliano, Tiffany…  like the little beauty featured here.  This classic 18 karat yellow gold and platinum engagement ring is every girls dream.  With a dazzling 1.00 carat diamond center, this ring nearly guarantees a “Yes!” response.  Pricing for a brand new version of this ring begins at $12,400…  at Joden, we are offering this one for less than $10,000 – complete with the little blue box. 

For nearly half a century, the family at Joden has taken pride in bringing our customers the best of the best.  Our motto continues to hold true –

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

Writing and Photos by Carrie Martin 

Common Ground

Joden Girl

Baubles, Bling, and Shared Things

There are lots of jewelry bloggers out there….  and a handful of really great ones.  One of my favorites is Becky Stone from Diamonds In The Library.  Her blog is creative and informative; here’s what she has to say about it…

A lady with a love for literature and shiny things discusses books and bling.”

Last fall, Becky came to Joden and visited with us for a day.  She met with Joe – he gave her the grand tour, wooing her with everything from dazzling diamonds to the rarest of the rare, our Giuliano Collection.  After she returned home, Becky penned a blog or two about Joden, and dubbed us “Pennsylvania’s Jewelry Treasure Trove.”   

As it turns out, not only are Becky and I both jewelry bloggers, we both love great literature and have similar taste in our bling!  Here are some photos she took during her visit (which also happen to be some of my favorite pieces, too.)

Here’s the really cool part, last week Joden Girl was featured on Diamonds In The Library!  In her third post about Joden, Becky introduces me to her readers and encourages them to check out all the treasures and treats that our website and this blog has to offer, including these memorable gems…


Click here to read all about it!  Then drop me a line at – let me know what you’d like to see next.  As always…

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

Written by Carrie Martin

Photos by Becky Stone and Shelly Isacco

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