His and Hers – Volume Six

Joden Girl

Baubles, Bling, and Complementary Rings

Crafted over four decades apart, this unique duo of rings offer a harmonious blend of cool white gold and stark black onyx.  These rings have been a popular go-to choice for nearly 100 years.  The classic color combination of black and white is a style that appeals to a wide audience of jewelry lovers everywhere.  

Many of these simplistic beauties were made near the end of the Art Deco era in the 1930’s.  This ladies ring is one such example.  With an artfully sculpted hourglass shape, the 10-karat white gold ring has an elegant allure.  The onyx center stone presents with a softly arched profile that takes up almost the entire top of the piece.  A narrow framework holds it in place with prongs located at 12, 3, 6 and 9:00 o’clock.

One tiny single-cut diamond is nestled within a diamond-shaped setting on top of the onyx stone.  Graceful lines pair with polished sophistication in this 1930’s gem, priced at just $275.00.

It’s handsome counterpart was crafted in the 1970’s.  Designed for a larger hand, this ring is made from 18-karat white gold.  Polished to a pristine shine, the wide shank meets the center section at a perpendicular angle.  The middle of this ring is set with a curved black onyx.  It is the same shape as the onyx in the ladies ring, although this one is set in an east/west orientation.  

Flanking the onyx are two lines of diamonds.  Each one is set with four single-cut diamonds – these stones have a combined weight of .25 carat.  Adding a hint of sparkle to this otherwise stark ring, the diamonds are a much needed bright spot in this ring – it’s available now for $950.00.

These two ring aren’t wedding bands – and they don’t match.  However, they sing together in perfect harmony.  If you and your sweetheart are looking for an outward symbol of your connection, this pair of rings is ideal!  They’re available on our website – click on over and check them out. 

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

Written by Carrie Martin

Photos by Dana Jerpe


Joe’s Special Box – Volume 129

Joden Girl

Baubles, Bling, and A Collector’s Things

Some people are crazy over diamonds, some love sapphires.  Maybe you’re a pearl fan.  For me, it’s the little things.  I can’t resist tiny treasures… not just small in size, but also small in price.  I adore trinkets that I can buy for myself, guilt free!  This week, we have a pair of rings that are practically perfect in every way AND won’t break the bank.

Pick your poison – white gold or yellow, each of these two rings feature a shell cameo.  Simplistic in design, the yellow gold ring resembles a picture frame.  Made from 10 karat gold, it offers an uncomplicated style that is easy to wear.  In contrast, the other ring is overflowing with fine points.  Fourteen karat white gold wire is carefully woven into an intricately beautiful setting that holds the brown and white shell cameo.  Further enhancing the band of the ring are subtle engraved patterns.  And my favorite feature is the tiny diamond necklace the adorns the neck of the figure!  Both visions of vintage delight, right?

But wait!  There’s more…  check out this clever element.  The center of each ring spins on a pivot pin, allowing it to flip over.

Once fully locked in place, these two rings each have a smooth black onyx stone where the seashell cameo was just a moment before.  These unique gems are often called flip rings.  These pieces have dual personalities, offering two distinct looks in just one ring.  

Like a game of hide-and-seek, these photos allow a unique peek from the back.  This behind the scenes perspective clearly illustrates the ability for each side to hide behind the other.  Two looks for the price of one.  Speaking of price, as promised, these beauties are affordable.  The yellow gold flip ring is available for just $375 and the white gold one sells for only $475.  The tiny treasures are indicative of the kinds of things you’ll find in Joe’s Special Box.  If you love them as much as we do, call the store or stop by for additional details. 

Written by Carrie Martin

Photos by Dana Jerpe

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