What’s New – Volume 66

Joden Girl

Baubles, Bling and the Latest Things

For a self-proclaimed sapphire lover, lately I have really been digging emeralds.  Not typically a fan of green – I am inexplicably drawn to the bright verdant hue.  It feels fresh and new.  Green is the color of spring – symbolizing life, fertility, and renewal.  It’s no surprise that Emerald is the birthstone for May… a month when flowers are beginning to bloom.  It’s also the gift of choice for a 55th wedding anniversary.  

We recently acquired this vintage ring.  It’s classically beautiful, made in a traditional three-stone style.  Created entirely of 18-karat yellow gold, this ring looks and feels rich.  A half-bezel style setting encapsulates the pear mixed cut beryl center.  This gem weighs approximately 1.30 carats.  Featuring medium green tones, this stone is moderately included.  Inclusion in emeralds are like clouds in the sky…  they’re a natural part of the stone.  

Flanking the center are a matched pair of marquise brilliant diamonds.  Together, these two stones offer .40 carat of sparkle.  They are near colorless with an average clarity grade of VS2-SI1.  On the hand, the ring has a time-honored charm all its own.  Stamped inside the shank of this beauty are a series of English hallmarks.

Priced at $4000, this dainty darling is available in our store now, and will be on our site later this week.  Simple and sweet, it would be an excellent choice for a right-hand ring or a non-traditional engagement ring. Whether you wear it on your left hand or right, this eye-catching ring will garner accolades and compliments from everyone who sees it! 

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

Written by Carrie Martin

Photos by Dana Jerpe

I Want Candy

Joden Girl

Baubles, Bling, and a Super Sweet Ring

If ever there were a perfect mother’s ring for me – this is it!  My boys were born in April and May, making their birthstones diamond and emerald, respectively.  I have never wanted a family ring (at least not in the old-fashioned sense) and I am not usually a fan of emeralds.  BUT seriously!  This is a showstopping, eye-popping beauty.  It practically jumps off the finger.  

The classic two-stone twin bypass design is done to perfection with a pair of marquise brilliant cut stones.  First, we have a gem fine bright green emerald (probably Columbian).  This is a natural stone – no lab-grown emeralds for us!   This color can only be described as emerald green – and the clarity!  Not a spot to be seen!  This quality is rare, and quite hard to find.  Not to be outdone, check out that diamond.  It weighs in at 1.09 carats.  The high white tone is the ideal complement to the glowing green of the emerald.  What a combination!  Ten baguette cut diamonds arch up each side of the band, creating an elegant swirl of sparkle.  

Made entirely of platinum, this bauble brings the bling.  It’s from our estate collection – pre-owned, but not antique.  Most likely made in the late 1960’s or early 1970’s, this is one cocktail ring you don’t want to miss.  Fancy shaped diamonds are making quite a splash this year, but there’s no doubt the marquise is reigning supreme.  Add this one to your wardrobe today…  it’s priced to sell at $17,500.  Call me for additional details.  Dial 800.747.7552 and ask for Joden Girl.  ♥

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

Written by Carrie Martin

Photos by Dana Jerpe

A Queen Returns

Joden Girl

Baubles, Bling, and 2019 Things

It’s February and the trends for 2019 are popping up everywhere…  I’ve seen and heard them all; colored stone trim set in bold yellow gold (how very 1985!), mixed metals – platinum and 18 karat yellow gold is my fave, and the biggest craze from this year is the comeback of the marquise diamond.  This elongated, elegant beauty will once again reign supreme!

The bridal set shown here is a real showstopper – I’ve fallen a little in love with it.  Even now, as my fingers strike the keys, it’s standing tall and proud on my ring finger (I need to wear it for inspiration, right?)!

I have to say, this pair of rings is spectacular from every angle.  The engagement ring features a double loop design that lifts the center diamond to dazzling heights.  And what a diamond it is…  this perfectly shaped marquise tips the scale at 1.26 carats.  This nearly colorless gem is accented by an additional forty-six round brilliant diamonds that have a combined weight of .58 carats.  That’s 1.84 carats of bling!  

It breaks all of my rules… 

  • No fitted band
  • A Tolkowsky Cut center diamond is preferred
  • Low profile
  • No matching set

And yet, I am crazy about it! 

  • Typically, I vote against fitted bands.  I don’t mind small gaps between rings, actually, I like the separation.  However, the wedding band in this duo is notched to fit snugly with the engagement ring and it’s ideal, keeping them locked together.
  • While a Tolkowsky-Cut stone will always be my first choice, this shapely diamond is exquisitely beautiful.  In fact, it’s just as nice as a right-hand ring…  wink wink!
  • When a center stone sits high on a ring, I usually worry about it getting a lot of wear and tear.  However, this set is made entirely of platinum.  The diamond is well protected in this unique double loop setting with a pair of V-shaped prongs on each tip.  It’s strong and secure.
  • I like things that go together, but are not usually what I call “matchy-matchy”.  In this particular case, I must admit that I prefer the matched style…  and those heavily engraved edges!  LOVE!  It adds a vintage flair to an otherwise modern style.  

Here’s my point…  when looking for a new piece of jewelry, be open-minded!  Look at all of the options.  You never know when something will catch you by surprise like this ring did for me!

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

Written by Carrie Martin

Photos by Dana Jerpe

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