A Revival

Joden Girl

Baubles, Bling, and Rejuvenated Things

Four months…  that’s how long it’s been since I sat down to share a story, a treasure, or a lovely little trinket with you.  I’m excited to be back – I feel rejuvenated! 

In business and in life, a new year often inspires (or requires) us to do inventory – whether it be a mental accounting of our own day to day habits or an actual itemization of our assets and possessions.  Joden is no exception.  The month of January (and often February) has us going over every single piece of jewelry…  Every.  Single.  Piece.

The most mundane part – the absolute worst part – of inventory is writing new tags.  Those tiny gold tags that are attached to each item.  I hate writing tags.  A lot.  I prolong it.  I ask my coworkers to write them for me.  Anything for a distraction.  My favorite form of procrastination is trying on jewels – especially rings!  I like to stack them on my left hand so that I can admire them while writing those darn little tags! 

That’s exactly how I discovered these beauties.  I was digging through a tray of vintage rings (not writing tags!) and there they were.  Just waiting for me.  Imagine this pile of rose gold goodness stacked on each finger, three or four rings high – maybe a midi band (a charming little ring worn between your top two knuckles) or two… Victorian treasures too good to resist!  These antique bands were all the rage during the 1880’s and 1890’s.  Sometimes referred to as “Cigar Bands”, they feature deeply engraved patterns in an eclectic mix of styles. 

There are flowers and leaves, tiny four-leaf clovers, lacey edges, and scrolled lines.  Some are gold-filled while others are crafted from 10 or 14 karat.  Each one is over 150 years old – some still have initials and wedding dates carefully inscribed inside.  I love them all…  especially the fourth one from the top.  It’s mine.  I wear it on the middle finger of my left hand.  Its soft rosy glow is a perfect complement to the cool platinum and buttery 18 karat yellow gold of my wedding rings (shown below).

They are ideal wedding bands, right-hand rings, middle and index finger rings.  They’re adorable midi rings, and perfect for everyday wear.  Each is unique with a style all its own.  Come visit me at Joden – you’ll be as enchanted as I am!

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

Written by Carrie Martin

Photos by Shelly Isacco

Great Destinations

Joden Girl

Baubles, Bling, and Collectible Things

No one comes to Joden by accident.  Everyone who walks through the door does so intentionally.  Drawn here by stunning billboards, glossy magazine ads, or the recommendation of a friend.  For each of these people, Joden is a destination.

People come to us for the extraordinary – the rare and unusual.  Be it vintage or modern, Joden is a haven of unique treasures.  Eclectic inventory tends to attract eclectic clients.  Our customers are nontraditional people looking for statement pieces.  Many of them are collectors looking for exceptional acquisitions.

blog deco ring

Quite often, a first-time buyer – a vintage virgin, if you will – is quickly converted to a collector.  Many times this is sparked by a charming antique engagement ring, like the one pictured above.  This ring was crafted in the mid-1920’s of 18 karat white gold.  The carved mounting features a dazzling round diamond center accented by a pair of baguette cut sapphire sides.  This is a ring that leaves a girl wanting more.

deco pendant                    circle pin

The platinum sapphire and diamond pendant and the Art Deco circle pin pictured next are perfect companions for this ring.  Both feature rich blue sapphires and round brilliant diamonds.  These and countless others are waiting for you.  No matter what kind of jewelry sparks your passion, the journey begins with you and ends when you reach your destination, Joden Jewelers.

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

Written by Carrie Martin

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