This or That – Volume Two

 Joden Girl

Baubles, Bling and Beaded Things

With an inventory like ours, where the cases are filled to overflowing – there are always choices.  If you’re looking for a sapphire ring, we won’t have just one, more likely we will have one hundred.  Joe often boasts that the most unique aspect of Joden is that we truly have something for everyone and every budget.  If you visit our showroom we guarantee you’ll fall in love.  

It was no surprise to me that within our treasure chest of gems and jewels we have more a handful of Etruscan revival bracelets – my two favorites are available at joden.com.  They shared marked similarities and yet each has its own individual personality.

First, we have this beauty.  Measuring approximately 3/8 of an inch wide, this 15 karat gold bangle is made to wear. 

The top half features classic Etruscan granulation decor – fifteen quatrefoil shapes arch artfully across the wrist.  Two parallel milgrain borders complete the look.  It’s hinged, offering a securely snapping clasp as well as a safety chain.  The pattern is ornate and yet simple enough to wear every day.  It could easily become your signature piece, priced at $1,580.00.

And then we have this charmer.  It’s 7/8 of an inch of golden deliciousness.  A tiny ornate border highlights the outer edges and a singular delicate flower blooms on the exterior perimeter.  

Much like the other bangle, this bracelet blend seamlessly into any wardrobe.  It pairs perfectly with everything from jeans to dresses, a go-to adornment for every occasion!  Priced at $3,150.00, it’s a signature piece that you will enjoy for a lifetime.

And so I ask you, which would you choose?  This narrow quatrefoil embellished bangle or that wide golden beauty with floral decor?  This or that?

“You can go to our site and look, then come to us and touch.”

Written by Carrie Martin

Photos by Dana Jerpe

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

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