And One for Luck

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Baubles, Bling, and Irish Things

Yesterday, people everywhere donned green shirts, green socks, even headbands with shamrocks bouncing on top.    Merrymaking ranged from parades to religious observances.  Even the Lenten fast has been known to be lifted in honor of  the day.  Perhaps you are also participated in the joviality of St. Patrick’s Day. 

Millions of green beers were raised in celebration of the heritage and history of Ireland.  St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated in more countries than any other national festival. 

The shamrock became the symbol for this day when St. Patrick arrived in Ireland to share Christianity with the Irish people.  He used a young sprig of clover to explain the Holy Trinity.  The three leaves are also thought to symbolize faith, hope, and love. 

Occasionally, a clover will have a fourth leaf…  for luck.  The luck of the Irish. 

At Joden we have shamrocks with three leaves, and some with four.  These are just a few examples.  Be sure to stop by our showroom to see these little green beauties.  Until then…

May you always find blue skies above your head,

Shamrocks beneath your feet,

Laughter and joy aplenty,

Kindness from all you meet,

Good friends and kin to miss you if ever you choose to roam,

And a path that’s been cleared by angels themselves

To carry you safely home.

– An Irish Blessing

Written by Carrie Martin

Photos by Carla Leight

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Baubles, Bling, and Wedding Rings

This coming August will mark 17 years of marriage for my husband and I.  When we got engaged, he gave me an absolutely charming platinum diamond ring from the 1920’s.  It features a round diamond center flanked by curved shoulders set with tiny single cut diamonds…  all accented by a delicate milgrain edge.  I loved it then, I love it still.

When I started looking for a wedding band, I didn’t know exactly what I wanted…  however, I knew what I didn’t want.  I didn’t want a curved or contoured band.  I knew there would be times when I wanted to wear my wedding band by itself and I also knew that a gap or space between my engagement ring and wedding band wouldn’t bother me.  Vintage wedding bands were then and still are more difficult to find, and they often are not in wearable condition.  Ultimately, I decided on a custom made platinum and 18 karat yellow gold daisy band.  It’s a new ring with vintage flair – the perfect pairing for my engagement ring.  Here they are…

At Joden, we stock hundreds of diamond engagement rings – from delicate Edwardian beauties to sleek modern solitaires.  We need a broad selection of wedding bands to compliment each of these rings.  Some ladies want a classic plain gold band while others are intrigued by the idea of a wedding band that dates back to the 1800’s.  We have them all…  curved bands, diamond bands, wide ones and narrow ones, high polish and heavily engraved.  Today, I want to share some of our vintage pieces.

This is a trio of three distinct platinum diamond bands.  Each of them is unique in design – from a simple row of nine channel set diamonds to a sophisticated eternity band set with diagonal rows of both baguette and round diamonds.  Pricing begins at $1400.

    

This array of beautifully carved and high polish bands is irresistible.  With engraving like this, who needs diamonds?  Two tone or all gold – the choices are dazzling.  Each of these bands is an authentic vintage ring dating back 75 years or more.  Pricing begins at just $300.00. 

Whether you’re searching for the ideal wedding band or an uncommon right hand ring, at Joden, the choices are endless.  Go to our site and look, then come to us and touch. 

Written by Carrie Martin

Photos by Shelly Isacco

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Once Upon A Time

Enchanted Rose

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Baubles, Bling, and Fairy Tale Things

Every girl dreams of living happily ever after.  Princesses have been searching for their Prince Charming for hundreds of years — whether in fabled stories of long ago or the animated movies of today.  Prince Charming and Cinderella, Prince Eric and Ariel, Belle and the Beast:  these characters are the stuff little girls dreams are made of…

The enchanted rose (pictured above) is an iconic symbol from Beauty and The Beast.  The story is woven around this perfect blossom.  As the tale unfolds, the rose begins to wither and will ultimately die.  Only true love can save the day.

Recently, we purchased our own enchanted rose (pictured below).  The moment I saw it, I immediately thought of Beauty and The Beast.

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This piece, made in the 1950’s, implements perfect Edwardian style.  The stem of the bud is constructed of platinum with a white gold pin stem.  Round brilliant diamonds were set into the stem, adding the perfect amount of sparkle.  The rose petals were carved from a singular piece of salmon colored jade, and lifelike leaves have been sculpted from four pieces of green jade.  Each element combines to create this fabled flower.

Sure to be an instant favorite, its beauty will never fade.  Our enchanted rose is the perfect beginning to your own fairy tale.

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

Written by Carrie Martin

Photo by Carla Leight

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