Joe’s Special Box – Volume 100

Joden Girl

Baubles, Bling, and A Collector’s Things

In honor of the 100th edition of Joe’s Special Box blog, I wanted to share the story of how it all began…

Joe has been at the helm of Joden Jewelers for nearly 5o years.  It has been a never ending quest for the best.  He has painstakingly assembled a seemingly endless supply of the finest antique, estate and modern jewelry.  In the process (as you can imagine) he has uncovered piles of ordinary things…  and more than a few of the extraordinary.  

Those exceptional pieces…  the irresistibly sweet little baubles became a personally curated collection.  Over the years, Joe began tucking these special pieces into a box in his desk.  He intended to give them to his daughter one day.  We all knew these treasures weren’t available for sale.  As time went on, the collection grew.  And grew.  

It is now not one, not two but three full boxes filled to overflowing.  And so, Joe decided to share his cache of riches.  These are not the most expensive items, they aren’t the biggest diamonds.  These are the most rare, the impossible to find, the true gems of the past fifty years.  Join us each week and see what Joe’s Special Box has to offer.

Written by Carrie Martin

Photos by Dana Jerpe

Joe’s Special Box – Volume 31

Joden Girl

Baubles, Bling, and A Collector’s Things

Vintage diamond engagement rings are always in demand at Joden.  One of the things we hear most often is “I don’t want a ring that looks like everyone else’s.”  Our customers crave uniqueness and individuality.  Pieces made during the Edwardian and Art Deco periods offer just that…  quality with distinction, real style.  Often times, these little beauties never make it past Joe’s Special Box.  He scoops them up because he also knows their value and rarity.  It’s becoming more and more difficult to find these rings.

Earlier this week, I found this gem tucked into a tray of new purchases in Joe’s office.  Coincidentally, this is exactly how I stumbled upon my own engagement ring nearly twenty years ago.  It was just laying on a tray in the office…  waiting for me.  After all these years, I love my ring just as much as I did the day I got it.  Here’s my ring and wedding band…  and also another picture of this week’s featured piece.  Alot of similarities there, right?

  

Made entirely of platinum at the end of the Art Deco period, this sweet little ring caught my eye immediately!  I love the simplistic three-stone appeal of it.  Set with a .66 carat round diamond in the center, and flanked by a pair of single cut diamonds, it’s timeless perfection – priced at $3,500.00.

Just as my ring was waiting for me. this engaging enchantress is at Joden – waiting for you.

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

Photos and writing by Carrie Martin

Joe’s Special Box – Volume 24

Joden Girl

Baubles, Bling, and A Collector’s Things

Lately, I’ve really been feeling yellow gold.  It’s classic.  Timeless.  Much like this little Victorian ring that I found in Joe’s Special Box yesterday morning.  Even though this beauty was made over 150 years ago, the clean lines are still on trend with today’s style…  and who can resist a killer Old Mine Cut diamond?  Weighing just over .60 carats, this cushion-shaped diamond sparkles from every angle.  It’s held in place by eight golden prongs and sits exquisitely between a pair of millegrained bars.  The unique geometric pattern engraved into the wide band completes the look of this one-of-a-kind solitaire ring.  

Look how tiny it is!  I have fairly small fingers (ring finger size 4.5) – so you can see how little this 19th century diamond ring really is…  just under a size 3.  Perfectly petite in every way.  Luckily, our expert craftsman can size it to fit nearly anyone’s hand.  Priced ring at just $1800 – this antique ring is available now.  Make sure you mention that it can be found in Joe’s Special Box.  

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

By Carrie Martin

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