Joe’s Special Box – Volume 80

Joden Girl

Baubles, Bling, and A Collector’s Things

This is the 80th edition of Joe’s Special Box!  I wanted to choose something truly worthy of being the 80th piece…  and I think this bangle more than qualifies.  Made around the turn of the 20th century, it’s a real beauty.  Crafted from a bright 14 karat yellow gold, five individual squares span the top portion of this hinged bracelet.  The center square is the largest with the remainder graduating down in size.

Each square has a tiny Old Mine Cut Diamond in the middle.  The center diamond is surrounded by a halo of cabochon Persian turquoise.  The next two squares have halos created from dainty natural pearls, while the final two segments also feature turquoise… just like the center.  The outer edges of each section have been hand engraved with a lovely pattern of scrolled lines showing how a little touch can add so much!  This bangle, price at $2,650.00 brings a hint of bling to a special occasion, but is still simple enough to be worn every day.  I can’t wait to see what the next 80 pieces will be!

“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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Joe’s Special Box – Volume 68

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Baubles, Bling, and A Collector’s Things

Joe’s Special Box is a virtual treasure trove of super sweet vintage jewels.  What was once a small square box has now become three overflowing bins…  one of which is nothing but rings.  Dainty Edwardian charmers, Art Deco gems and a few Victorian beauties like this one.  

Made in England in 1887, this 15 karat yellow gold enchantress is absolutely perfect.  Set in a diagonal swirl across the center are an alternating series of three natural pearls and a two bright red rubies.  Engraved scrolls fan out from the center section adding another layer of dimension.  A series of hallmarks are deeply etched into the inside shank of the piece, ensuring the karatage as well as the age of this 19th century prize.  The gold is silky smooth and glides over the knuckle to sit comfortably on any hand.  I love it on an index or middle finger.  The condition is mint – a pleasant surprise for a 132 year old ring.  Add it to your collection now for now for just $680.

Written by Carrie Martin

Photos by Dana Jerpe

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Joe’s Special Box – Volume 39

Joden Girl

Baubles, Bling, and A Collector’s Things

This week, I am revisiting an old favorite…  this dainty pendant from the turn of the century.  You can call it late Edwardian or you can call it early Art Deco, I simply call it beautiful.  I shared it with you several months ago, and to be quite honest, I am amazed that we still have it.  Now…  that could be because it’s tucked away in Joe’s Special Box!  I am certain that if it were in our showcase, some lucky girl would have snatched it up long ago!

Handcrafted entirely of platinum, this fine piece features classic filigree design.  Two hearts, created by delicate wirework combine with natural pearls, diamonds and a bright green emerald in perfect harmony.  Made in five separate segments from the bail to the pearl tip, each portion is jointed, allowing the pendant to move gracefully with the body.  Simple elegance makes this pendant an ideal statement piece, able to be worn every day.  Make it yours for just $1600.00.

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

Written by Carrie Martin

Photos by Shelly Isacco

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