A Metamorphosis

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Baubles, Bling and Transforming Things

As 2016 is drawing to an end, and we are on the cusp of a new year – I find myself reflecting over the past month.  The holidays are a magical time…  we gather together with family and friends, we share stories and give gifts, we celebrate, and we eat.  Everywhere you turn, there are treats both savory and sweet.  Every year, I over-indulge.  I turn into The Very Hungry Caterpillar (Eric Carle). 

“On Saturday he ate through one piece of chocolate cake, one ice-cream cone, one pickle, one slice of Swiss cheese, one slice of salami, one lollipop, one piece of cherry pie, one sausage, one cupcake, and one slice of watermelon.” 

But instead, it’s more like…  She ate through one mound of cheesy potatoes, one Oreo bonbon, half a wheel of brie, a bowl of marinated mushrooms, a pile of fresh veggies, too many shrimp to count, three peanut butter buckeyes, one pepperoni ball, several snickerdoodles, and one brown sugar and cinnamon Pop Tart. 

Unfortunately, I am unable to weave myself into a cocoon and emerge as a beautiful butterfly.  But if I could, perhaps it would be one of these…

Georgian or Art Nouveau, each of these winged creatures brings a smile to my face.  And hopefully yours as well.

This pristine brooch was hand crafted nearly 200 years ago of yellow gold and silver, set with old cut rubies and sapphires, and accented by rose cut diamonds.  I love everything about it – from the wirey golden legs to the tips of the antennae – it’s a steal at just $1500.00.

This is Art Nouveau at it’s finest.  Made like a stained glass window, the gold framework of this butterfly brooch has been filled with irridescent transparent enamel; reflecting multicolor tones of amber, peach, and orange.  This technique is known as Plique A´ Jour.  The tips of each wing feature vibrant blue enamel with glittery flecks to further enhance its beauty.  Seven rose cut diamonds form the body, completing the piece to perfection. 

Butterflies have long been symbols of change, hope, and life.  I can’t think of a better way to end 2016.

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

Written by Carrie Martin

Photos by Shelly Isacco

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Everything Is Coming Up Rose

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Baubles, Bling, and Rosey Things

It’s soft and feminine.  Youthful and happy; romantic and radiant.  It’s rose gold and it has taken the world by storm.  From iPhones to earrings – everyone wants rose gold.   And whether you’re a modern millenial or a vintage vamp, Joden is your hook-up.

     

This stylish modern suite is the perfect pairing of brilliant diamonds and satin-finished rose gold.  The earrings contain 146 diamonds that weigh .34 carats, and the pendant contains 65 diamonds that weigh .15 carats.  The earrings are available on our website for just $1100, and the pendant for just $700.

If diamonds are a girl’s best friend, then chocolate is next in line.  This sweet pendant brings them together in the most perfect way.  Crafted from 14 karat rose gold, and set with 38 chocolate and white diamonds, this pendant is available on our website for a steal of a deal…  $500.

The holidays seem to bring out the romantic side in men everywhere…  Christmas Eve is the number one day to get engaged, followed closely by Christmas Day.  This stunning ring features a 1.00 carat round brilliant diamond as the center stone.  This diamond is surrounded by a swirl of 50 additional diamonds that have a combined weight of .36 carats.  It’s available on our website for $8500.  Whether it be Christmas Eve or Christmas Day, any girl would say “Yes!” to this ring.

    

Wrapping up this rose gold extravaganza, we have a pair of  classic Victorian earrings and a whimsical Retro bracelet.  These 14 karat rose gold earrings contain 18 rose cut diamonds that have a combined weight of .60 carats.  Get them on our website today for just $1575.  Then we have this 1940’s vintage bracelet featuring yellow gold circles with rose gold leaf centers.  Go to our website and finish your holiday shopping with this bracelet for only $675.

Forget the red and green, this year, Christmas is all about rose!

Don’t forget that our website is available 24/7 for your holiday shopping.  We offer free overnight shipping to ensure holiday delivery.  Our showroom is open late this week (M-F from 9am-8pm) for after work shoppers; we also offer special hours on Christmas Eve!

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

Written by Carrie Martin

Photos by Shelly Isacco

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Be Still My Heart

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Baubles, Bling, and Classic Things

Looking out the front window from my desk, the sun is blazing in the November sky.  People are walking downtown in short sleeves, they’re riding in their cars with the windows down.  It’s almost impossible to believe that the holidays are right around the corner, but nevertheless – it’s true.  The Christmas shopping season is upon us.  Here, at Joden, the last week has been filled with early birds…  those customers who know exactly what they want and are here to get it.

The remaining four weeks will bring many more customers.  Most are hoping to be inspired by the unique treasures that Joden is known for – seed pearl trimmed Victorian rings, delicate lingerie necklaces, and Art Deco gems of every kind.

During the last couple days of shopping, customers will be here for the classics – diamond studs, gold necklaces, sapphire rings…  and the inevitable – hearts.  Diamond hearts, ruby hearts, and heart lockets.  Hearts, hearts, hearts!  Over the years, I have seen hundreds of pieces of heart jewelry; each time I am left with the same feeling.  Blah.  I don’t like hearts.  They just aren’t my thing.  Hearts strike me as ordinary.  Nothing special.

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Let me be the first to say it.  I love it when Joden proves me wrong!  Recently, we acquired this wonderful heart-shaped locket, circa 1830.

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This piece was handcrafted at the end of the Georgian Period and the beginning of the Victorian Period.  It’s encrusted with over one hundred rose cut garnets and is accented by a sixteen inch necklace that is comprised of fifty-six bezel set garnets.

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Opening the locket reveals a piece of yellowed silk still contained inside.

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I love every single aspect of this piece…  it is absolutely charming.  At nearly 200 years old, this necklace would be the perfect Christmas gift for anyone…  even a Joden Girl.

You can go to our website and look, or you can come to Joden and touch.

Written by Carrie Martin

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