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Joden Girl

Baubles, Bling, and a Delicious Ring

$1280!  What?  I’m starting backwards today… mostly because I can’t believe the price of this turn of the century beauty.  Made in the early 1900’s, this little ring is nothing short of stunning.  It twinkles in the sunlight, positively resplendent.

It was made entirely by hand, with a center bezel set Old European Cut diamond that weighs approximately .10 carat.  Eight rose cut diamonds (also bezel set) accentuate the heart of this gem, serving to create a floral feel.  An intricate lacy design radiates out from the middle in a series of eight concentric circles.  They are artfully entwined like miniature petals on this Chrysanthemum like bloom.  Each platinum wire has been carefully decorated with a milgrain edge, adding a flourish to the exquisite filigree.  

Even the under gallery of the ring showcases a beautiful lattice pattern.  The fine quality of the workmanship lends itself to the French, although it is unmarked and unsigned.  It embellishes the hand with quiet elegance, no other adornment is needed.  

Let me repeat myself – $1280.  Call.  Text.  Send an email.  Stop by the store.  But please, someone buy this ring!  It’s simply too good to miss!

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

Written by Carrie Martin

Photos by Dana Jerpe

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Every Girl Needs A Little Black Dress

Joden Girl

Baubles, Bling, and Dreamy Things

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Believe it or not, there IS a downside to being surrounded by beautiful jewelry every day.  I have become spoiled.  Really spoiled.  I don’t even bat an eye at a piece that is less than extraordinary.

This Art Nouveau necklace had me doing a double-take…  and that’s a rarity.  It is absolutely fantastic – from the tiny handmade links of the chain to the finely carved bow that crowns the center section.  Every little detail is delightful.

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It is an exceptional example of a festoon necklace – by definition, a curved necklace comprised of flowers, ribbons, or leaves used as decorative elements with swags or draped chain as part of the design.  This type of necklace was first made popular during the Georgian period.  Each era since has had its own version of the style.

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Three pieces of cobalt blue glass provide the perfect background for each of the details described above; tiny flowers crafted from sterling silver set with rose cut diamonds, buttery gold leaves hand carved from 18 karat yellow gold, and that charming little bow (my favorite part!) tipped with a pair of natural pearls.

This necklace is “the little black dress” of antique jewelry.  It would be perfect for a bride on her wedding day…  something old AND blue but it could just as easily be worn with jeans and boots.  It’s practically perfect in every way.

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

Written by Carrie Martin

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