Mirror Mirror

Joden Girl

Baubles, Bling, and Pragmatic Things

What’s on your keychain?  Mine is a jumbled collection of keys, customer appreciation mini-cards and pictures of my kids.  Definitely little things that are important for my day to day life.  In the Victorian era (about 150 years ago), a lady carried her necessities on a chatelaine.  This clever device attached to your belt or a very long necklace and trinkets dangled from it.  Most chatelaines were comprised of keys, a pair of scissors, a thimble, and the household seal.  Other more ornamental curios might include a lipstick, a vinaigrette, or even a small  mirror like this one. 

Joe brought this tiny enameled mirror back from the Miami show last year and I have admired it ever since.  I just love it!  It measures about 2.5 inches in length and makes a perfect pendant. The front is completely covered in a vibrantly enameled scene that features a pair of entwined ladies with flowing locks and voluminous gowns.  The bright pink, blue, yellow, and green hues bring this piece to life.  Perhaps you noticed the two daisies that decorate the stem of the mirror…  this tiny detail is everything.  They’re my absolute favorite flower.  Even my wedding band is an eternal ring of platinum and 18 karat yellow gold daisies!

A predecessor to the modern day handbag, a chatelaine provided a method of carrying essential tools of everyday life within a hands reach.  Any lady would surely have been thrilled to add this glorious mirror to her cache of implements.  It’s dynamic imagery and vivid colors would spark a conversation in any environment, including the modern world of today. 

For more details, including pricing, send me an email at carrie@joden.com or give me a call at 800.747.7552.

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

Writing and Photos by Carrie Martin

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There’s Just Something About That Name

Joden Girl

Baubles, Bling, and Quality Things

Typically, I’m not a label girl.  I have clothes and shoes from every store out there.  For me, it’s all about style.  Sometimes – the style comes with the name.  When you’re looking at jewelry, that is usually the case… especially when the name is “Tiffany” or “Cartier”.  In our estate department, at Joden, we have several pieces made by these renowned designers.

The photo above shows a collection of fine mens accessories made by the legendary jeweler “Cartier”.  There is a high quality black leather bifold wallet for $450.  We also have a simple and understated “Cartier” keychain made from Stainless Steel with black lacquer – priced at just $220 and the matching money clip is available for $220 as well.

Every girl knows about the little blue box.  This little blue box holds a stylish sterling silver “Tiffany & Co.” pen.  It is the Elsa Peretti retractable ballpoint pen – a perfect stocking stuffer selling at just $95.00.  The lovely pendant draped over the pen is also made by “Tiffany”.  It is crafted from 18 karat rose gold and holds over three carats of lavender amethyst.  It is available on our website for just $750.00.

If you were thinking diamonds for Christmas, we have something for you as well…  this classic platinum solitaire ring would be stunning on any girl’s finger.  Handmade by “Tiffany & Co.”, it holds a .30 carat diamond in six sleek prongs.  Simplicity at it’s finest for just $2500.00.

Each of these pieces is available in our showroom.  We are offering holiday hours all this week.  Stop in Monday through Friday until 8:00pm, we are also open select hours on Christmas Eve.  As always, our website is available 24/7 with overnight shipping to ensure holiday delivery.

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

Written by Carrie Martin

Photos by Shelly Isacco

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