Ribbons and Bows

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Baubles, Bling and Meaningful Things

In a couple of weeks, we will celebrate the special women in our lives.  May 9th is Mother’s Day, but this momentous occasion isn’t just for moms.  We honor our mothers, grandmas, stepmoms, sisters, wives, daughters, nieces and friends.  These ladies are an integral part of our lives.  In my family, the women are the strength and lifeblood of the home.  They are breadwinners and homemakers; caregivers and comforters.  These women keep our family tied together.  

A ribbon tied into a bow symbolizes strength and unity.  This double looped knot with trailing tails has been a significant theme in fine jewelry for hundreds of years.  Made of 14 karat white gold, this ring from the 1960’s is formed from a pair of whimsical bows.  One tail from each bow unfurls and wraps around the center stone.  A rich red oval ruby is set at a jaunty angle in the middle of the ring.  Weighing 1.10 carats, this crimson stone is the heart of this Mid-Century beauty.  Subtle sparkle and shine are added with fourteen single-cut diamonds…  they have a combined weight of .25 carat.  Every element of this ring sings in perfect harmony.  

Like the inspirational ladies in our lives, this ring is a visual representation of strength and unity.  What more appropriate gift could you give this Mother’s Day?  Priced at just $675, this ring is available on our site.  Add it to your cart before someone else does!

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

Written by Carrie Martin

Photos by Dana Jerpe

Seeing Double

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Baubles, Bling and Twinning Things

♥”When counting my blessings, I count my mother twice.” ♥

I talk to my mom nearly every single day, sometimes more than once.  I call her as much as she calls me.  We laugh and chat about everything…  from the most mundane details of daily life to the heart-stopping fears that only a mother can understand.  And in between phone calls are a million texts, memes, and Facebook posts.  She’s the best, bar none.  

We’re like two peas in a pod, more alike with each passing year.  I thank God for her every day.  On Sunday, we’ll get together (SO excited that our area has moved into the yellow phase of social distancing) to celebrate our family.  The only thing she ever asks for is the gift of time, which I am happy to give.  

Perhaps someday I will be able to present her something momentous…  like half of this pair of nearly identical Art Deco bracelets.  Surely this dazzling duo was meant to be worn by a mother and daughter, don’t you think?  

Both of these beauties are handcrafted from an unbeatable combination of white gold and platinum.  One large open-culet marquise cut diamond sits center stage in each piece; weighing approximately 2.73 carats and 2.79 carats respectively.  The remaining links are comprised of fancy cut black onyx.  The subtle shine of these opaque stones is further enhanced by artfully engraved patterns etched into the side of each link.  

Make this Mother’s Day epic and take one or both of these stunners home today.  Individually priced at $8,450 and $9,500.  Call us at 800-747-7552… with overnight shipping, you’ll have it just in time!

Available exclusively at Joden Jewelers.

Written by Carrie Martin

Photos by Dana Jerpe

This WAS Your Father’s Tie Bar

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Baubles, Bling, and Re-Invented Things

My hubby is a hard-working blue collar guy.  His uniform pants appear in the laundry, covered in the grease and oil that fill his days.  It’s rare that he wears a tie, usually only for weddings and funerals.  This has become a trend in today’s world.  Casual work wear has become more common, while suits and ties get pushed to the back of the closet.  Along with those suits went all the accessories…  cuff links, tie tacks, and tie bars. 

At Joden, we only sell a handful of these items – the others tend to sit here, sometimes for years.  One piece comes to mind – a vintage 18 karat yellow gold tie bar, the kind with the big alligator clip on the back.  Beautifully made in the 1970s, any guy would have been proud to wear this gem.  For the last couple of years, it has been passed over time and again for more modern choices.  BUT, it did catch my attention…

I knew the crisp clean line of diamonds would make an ideal bar necklace – a quite nice one!  These ten round brilliant sparklers have a combined total weight of 1.00 carat.  After a brief discussion with Joe, I sourced the perfect 18 karat gold chain and went to visit Terry (one of our expert bench jewelers).  And voilà!  

It’s fantastic, oh-so-wearable, and just in time for Mother’s Day!  I’m crazy over the pure simplicity of it; no fuss no frills, just warm yellow gold and dazzling diamonds.  What more could any woman want?  Priced at $1,625, this beauty is available now in our Facebook store.

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

Written by Carrie Martin

Photos by Dana Jerpe.

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