What’s New – Volume 20

Joden Girl

Baubles, Bling, and The Latest Things

I can just hear Stevie Wonder crooning…  “Isn’t she lovely?  Isn’t she wonderful?”  This latest edition to our estate department is both of those things.  Crafted near the turn of the century in the early 1900’s, this Edwardian dream is a vision of 14 karat yellow gold with a platinum top.  

With an elongated shape, it flatters and lengthens the finger.  Shown up close, you can see the intricate details that created the overall ambiance of the ring.  Delicate wires spiderweb between the rectangular center and the sculpted sides.  A kite-shaped accent nestles into the opening of the split shank.  

A combination of Old European and rose cut diamonds add a dazzling array of sparkle.  Glittering from every angle are twenty-one diamonds with a combined weight of nearly .75 carat.  

From behind, you can see the beauty of the open wire work as well as the cut-outs on the edge.  New to our site, this gem is moderately priced at $2,450.00.  Check it out for yourself!

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

Written by Carrie Martin

Photos by Dana Jerpe

A Pop of Color

Joden Girl

Baubles, Bling and a Dazzling Ring

Tonight, when I showed my husband the piece for this blog, he remarked (with a bit of shock) on how shiny and sparkly it was.  I handed it to him so he could get a closer look.  With a little assistance from a small maglite, he was mesmerized by the light dancing across the diamond.  It’s truly hypnotic.  

I knew this ring was special from the moment I first saw it.  Then, it was a semi-mounting – with no center stone.  I loved the combination of the cool gray tone of the platinum and the rich red hue of the calibré-cut rubies – a perfect pairing.  Offering a pop of color, those twenty-five cherry red gemstones have a combined weight of .50 carat.  Six Old European cut diamonds are nestled into the narrow shoulders of the Art Deco inspired design.  Just a whisper of sparkle, these tiny diamonds have a weight of just .11 carat.  

Each of these details help to create the ideal setting for the center diamond, selected and set in our on-premises shop.  It’s a bright 1.88 carat round brilliant dazzler.  It’s bezel set within a milgrain-accented band of platinum.  The color grade of the diamond is slightly tinted (L-M) and it’s exceptionally clean (VVS1-2 in clarity).  

Shown from behind, you can appreciate the hand-pierced pattern that forms the under gallery of the ring.  Not just decorative, these artistic cutouts are every bit as functional as they are fashionable.  They allow light to pass beneath the diamond and they also make it possible to keep the stone clean.   Accompanied by a report from the International Gemological Institute of America (note how the Report Number is engraved inside the shank of the ring), this beauty has a retail replacement value of $17,915.00.

Catching my eye is one thing.  Catching the eye of my husband is quite another.  His attention is usually reserved for fast cars, vintage trucks and me (of course).  If he’s dazzled, you will be blown away.  Come and see the magic for yourself – it’s available now for just $12,800.00.

Written by Carrie Martin

Photos by Dana Jerpe

Joe’s Special Box – Volume 69

Joden Girl

Baubles, Bling, and A Collector’s Things

Nine years.  That’s how long the Edwardian Period lasted.  From 1901-1910 – this era produced some of the most beautiful and highly sought after jewelry of all time.  In the early days, platinum masterpieces featured a yellow gold base, like this ethereal gem…

A stunning combination of Old European Cut diamonds, Rose Cut diamonds, and one natural pearl create pure magic.  The seven larger stones have a combined weight of 1.50 carats, while an additional 39 rose cut diamonds amp up the bling factor.  Every knife-edge is hand decorated with a small beaded ridge technique referred to as milgrain.  It softens the overall look of this early 20th century necklet which is suspended from a light platinum chain.  The jewels from this time are often compared to petit point embroidery due to their delicate and lacy appearance.  Perfect for a bride on her wedding day or simply an evening on the town, make this beauty yours for just $3850.  Available now in Joe’s Special Box.

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