Timeless Appeal

 Joden Girl

Baubles, Bling and Edwardian Elegance

Whether you call it Edwardian or perhaps Belle Epoque, this ring is the epitome of elegance.  Measuring nearly an inch in length, it almost reaches from knuckle to knuckle on my hand.  The delicate shank is formed from a pair of 14 karat yellow gold wires… nestled together to form the band, then splitting to create a “Y” on each side of the ring.  Both arms of the “Y” are joined to the intricate frame that outlines the base of the design.  

A small kite-shaped segment lies within those arms, the apex of it forging a bond with the parallel borders of the lacy structure.  The overall shape of the ring reminds me of a stained glass window, although the only color in this window is the crisp white platinum top layer and the warm yellow gold frame.  It’s classic Edwardian at it’s absolute finest.

Three bezel set Old Mine Cut diamonds create a line of vertical stations down the center of the ring.  These sparklers are ringed with concentric platinum wire circles.  The elongated outline is hand set with thirty additional Old Mine Cut diamonds – 1.00 carat in all.  It’s breathtakingly beautiful; striking the perfect balance between a bold size and incredibly fine detail.  

The Edwardian era is the shortest period in jewelry beginning in 1901 and culminating with the end of Edward VII’s reign in 1910.  In just nine years, artisans produced some of the most iconic jewelry of the 20th century.  This gem is no exception, priced at $3,250.00 – it’s available on our site now.  You don’t have to take my word for it, check it out for yourself.

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

Written by Carrie Martin

Photos by Dana Jerpe

Precious Patina

Joden Girl

Baubles, Bling, and  Oxidized Things

Made pre-1860, it’s impossible to say whether this crescent moon brooch is late Georgian or early Victorian.  What I can say is that it is near perfection.  Two rows of rose cut diamonds have been handset into individual sculpted seats, while a third center row is raised and fitted with eight buttercups.  Carefully fixed into each one is an Old Mine Cut diamond.  A ten-petaled flower sits atop the crescent.  Yet another Old Mine Cut diamond forms the middle of the blossom and is orbitted by ten pinched collets also featuring rose cut diamonds.  This romantic detail is one of my favorite parts of the brooch.

These photographs illustrate the labor intensive work that was needed to expertly craft this elegant beauty.  Ornate metal work is a trademark of the early 1800’s as is the two tone color of the profile…  rosy yellow gold has been topped with a layer of silver…  another little aspect that I adore.  My absolute favorite design element has to be that gorgeous patina.  Hundreds of years of exposure to air allowed this thin layer of oxidation to settle over every nook and cranny of the crescent moon.  This aging process adds another dimension to the piece that, to me, is everything.  Cleaning it would be a sin!  

Pair the pin with these earrings to complete your look.  Movement is the key to these gems!  The top portion (a lovely flower) stays stationary on the lobe, while the lower part swings freely.  This motion allows light to dance across the surface of the diamonds, creating a dazzling effect.  A matched pair of deep red rubies form the center of each earring.  They are surrounded by a ring of ten pinched collets – perfectly mimicking the design of the crescent moon!  

The two tone vibe of the brooch is also duplicated in the earrings as well as that dark patina, drawing yet another parallel between these vintage charmers.  Wear them alone or together, the choice is yours.  Make the brooch yours for $3,480 and the earrings for $4,700.  These pieces and so much more are available every day at Joden.

“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 81

Joden Girl

Baubles, Bling, and A Collector’s Things

While every girl in America is going crazy for pumpkin spice everything – I am relishing the very last day of September.  It’s the final day for a sapphire birthstone…  but isn’t EVERY day a good day for this luscious blue gem?  I say yes!  These two beauties that I pulled from Joe’s Special Box are my current favorites.  

I am dying over the continuous line that creates this two stone infinity ring!  Classic Edwardian elegance brings a platinum top to this 18 karat yellow gold ring, perfectly showcasing one Old Mine Cut diamond and one rich blue sapphire.  Thirty-five rose cut diamonds encircle the two stones in perfect symmetry.  It’s endless beauty for just $2,450.00. 

This Lady Diana style ring is the gem of my dreams.  Two full carats of glittering Old Mine Cut diamonds surround a vibrant midnight blue sapphire.  The traditional vibe of this gem is giving me all the feels.  Wear it on your left hand as an avant-garde engagement ring or rock it on the right hand for every day bling.  Priced right at $4,750.00, the choice is yours.

Come to Joden where the choices are only limited by your imagination.

Written by Carrie Martin

Photos by Dana Jerpe

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