Queen Bee

Joden Girl

Baubles, Bling, and Sweet Things

In the 1970’s, Herbert Rosenthal created an iconic design…  a cleverly sculpted bee brooch.  Swarms of yellow gold, gemstone encrusted insects adorned lapels everywhere.  Rosenthal’s copyrighted style included golden wings, diamond studded thorax, and bright ruby eyes.  After his signature look exploded onto the scene, jewelers everywhere copied his design.  Not since the days of Napoleon had the bee known such infamy.

At Joden, our hive is positively buzzing with excitement over these little darlings.  We have several – but these three are my personal favorites.  This all diamond model is classic elegance at it’s finest.  Made from 18 karat yellow gold with approximately 1.65 carats of diamonds, this bee dazzles for just $2,380.00.

Not to be outdone, this guy amps up the bling with a two piece lapis lazuli body.  A cabochon oval stone pairs perfectly with a pear-shaped stone to create the thorax of this mid-century bug.  A carat of colorless diamonds accent the softly rounded wings.  This 18 karat gold gem can be yours for just $1275.00.

Last, but not least is this industrious critter…  made from 14 karat yellow gold, this artfully carved piece is the runt of the group.  Measuring less than one inch across the wingspan with a pair of glittering ruby eyes, the sting from this bee will only cost you $380.00. 

While it’s certainly possible to sport just one of these bees, I prefer to cluster them.  There is strength in numbers…  and a bee colony is the perfect example of that.  Alone, we may not accomplish much…  but together, we can do great things.  

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

Written by Carrie Martin

Photos by Dana Jerpe

Joe’s Special Box – Volume 71

Joden Girl

Baubles, Bling, and A Collector’s Things

**Update**  This ring has been sold.

Since 1780, the House of Chaumet has been synonymous with the finest jewelry that Paris France has to offer…  more than two centuries of fine, handcrafted pieces designed to delight.  The original founder of this powerhouse, Marie-Etienne Nitot, created the wedding jewelry for Napoleon as well as the coronation crown and sword hilt!  Now that’s a pedigree worth talking about, right?  

Chaumet is known for quality – the best of the best.  This sweet little band many not look like much, but demonstrates that even the simplest of designs can be outstanding when done right.  18 karat yellow gold is the perfect metal choice to highlight the rich red tones of the three oval rubies burnished into the top of this classic band.  In the space between the rubies are a matched pair of marquise diamonds, set in east/west fashion.  At the top, this ring is 5 mm wide and tapers to 3 mm at the back.  It’s so comfortable, it’s easy to forget that you’re even wearing a ring (Definitely the mark of great design!).  Wear it alone or stack it with almost anything…  the possibilities are only limited by your imagination.  Available now in Joe’s Special Box for just $980.00.

“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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