Common Ground

Joden Girl

Baubles, Bling, and Shared Things

There are lots of jewelry bloggers out there….  and a handful of really great ones.  One of my favorites is Becky Stone from Diamonds In The Library.  Her blog is creative and informative; here’s what she has to say about it…

A lady with a love for literature and shiny things discusses books and bling.”

Last fall, Becky came to Joden and visited with us for a day.  She met with Joe – he gave her the grand tour, wooing her with everything from dazzling diamonds to the rarest of the rare, our Giuliano Collection.  After she returned home, Becky penned a blog or two about Joden, and dubbed us “Pennsylvania’s Jewelry Treasure Trove.”   

As it turns out, not only are Becky and I both jewelry bloggers, we both love great literature and have similar taste in our bling!  Here are some photos she took during her visit (which also happen to be some of my favorite pieces, too.)

Here’s the really cool part, last week Joden Girl was featured on Diamonds In The Library!  In her third post about Joden, Becky introduces me to her readers and encourages them to check out all the treasures and treats that our website and this blog has to offer, including these memorable gems…


Click here to read all about it!  Then drop me a line at – let me know what you’d like to see next.  As always…

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

Written by Carrie Martin

Photos by Becky Stone and Shelly Isacco

An Awakening

Joden Girl

Baubles, Bling, and Thoughts of Spring

I’m a Pennsylvania girl…  all my life, I have watched the seasons change.  From those first snowflakes floating in the crisp air to witnessing the leaves turn from bright green to blaze orange and ruby red; my kids are anxious for that first 80-degree day – signaling the beginning of summer vacation… each one is special, a sign of things to come.  But I think my favorite sign is the first crocus of Spring.  After a long winter’s sleep, it’s a grand awakening.  Those delicate yellow, white, and purple petals push through the frozen ground and breach the snow.  Each one is reaching for the sun.  It’s a magical time of new beginnings.

This bracelet reminds me of those crocus petals.  Constructed of a rosy 14 karat gold, it’s a row of ten square frames, each one identical.  Four perfectly matched Siberian amethyst form a stunning flower in the middle of each link.  There are forty pear-shaped stones in all – totalling over fifty carats of gem fine amethyst. 

Upon closer inspection, you’ll notice that each flower features a delicate gold center.  I love the sheer simplicity of the design. 

This little brooch is the ideal complement to the bracelet…  Made at the end of the 19th century, this Art Nouveau beauty is darling.  A duo of cushion cut amethyst flank a tiny white enameled flower; a single diamond winking from its center.  The beauty of this brooch lies in the classic clean lines.

With this bracelet looped around your wrist and the brooch pinned to your lapel, you’re sure to have a smile on your face.  Just like those first crocuses of Spring, they’ll make you happy. 

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

Written by Carrie Martin

Photos by Shelly Isacco

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