The Ties That Bind

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Baubles and Bling – It’s a family thing!

These bright and colorful earrings are an integral part of a suite of jewelry recently acquired at Joden.  Like many parures, it is comprised of multiple pieces that can be disassembled and then reconfigured to create different looks.  

The collection is ensconced in the original fitted leather case…  with the jewelers name carefully inscribed on the ivory satin lining.

Krausz Testverek – or Krausz Siblings – a jewelry store located in Budapest in the late 1800’s into the early 1900’s.  Like Joden, it was a family owned business and according to these lovely examples of advertising – they too specialized in antique jewelry.

Five individual components (a necklet, a brooch, a pair of earrings, a small drop pendant, and a connecting segment) are elaborately set with a multitude of color.  Foiled settings bring life to the square cut emeralds and peridot.  These gems are evenly spaced by lavish pops of pink tourmaline and white pearls.  Further enhancing the design is an intricate pattern of black, white, and blue enamel. 

 

Here you can see each individual piece and then the necklace fully united.  So many possibilities – check it out on this video…


Perhaps you’re thinking that you don’t have anywhere to wear this – but let’s break it down.  Wear the earrings and brooch to work, add in the necklet for dinner out.  And for special occasions, clip it all together for an amazing statement necklace!  Fashion and function, you can’t go wrong.

For pricing and additional details, call me at 800.747.7552.  

Just ask for the Joden Girl.

Written by Carrie Martin

Photos and video by Shelly Isacco

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A Feather In Our Cap

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Baubles, Bling, and Commendable Things

For nearly twenty years we have traveled across the country to convene with more than 400 other dealers at the Las Vegas Antique Jewelry and Watch Show, the largest trade only event servicing the antique jewelry industry.  The Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center will be bursting with leading experts from more than 25 countries and the absolute finest estate jewelry in the world – truly the best of the best. 

This is the banner that will be at the entrance to the show.  The necklace is ours – a stunning piece from our Carlo Giuliano collection.  This is not paid advertising – in fact, it’s more like the spoils at the end of a hard fought battle.  Each exhibitor submitted digital images from their stockpile.  The marketing team for the show poured through thousands of submissions searching for the perfect pieces to use in the artwork for the show.  We submitted over 50 breathtaking likenesses, including this one…  the chosen piece.

 

This is a multicolored enamel pendant from the heart of the Art Nouveau period (1890-1910).  Blue, white and translucent red enamel marry with pearls and Old Mine Cut diamonds on an elaborate frame of scrollwork and quatrefoil flowers… a masterpiece crafted by a master jeweler.  The price is available upon request.

We were thrilled to see our pendant on the banner – the first small victory.  The real prize came about a week later.  We were absolutely over the moon to discover that another one of our Giuliano gems will adorn the front cover of the brochure!  Again, this is not advertising that can be bought.  It is an honor bestowed upon the jeweler with the most magnificent piece in the show.  This is the fourth time that Joden has been recognized in this manner. 

 

This bangle bracelet (Art Nouveau, circa 1890) is signed C & AG.  It was a collaboration of Carlo Giuliano (the father) and Carlo and Arthur Giuliano (his two sons).  The center of the bracelet is an explosion of color featuring blue sapphire, peridot, tsavorite and diamonds while the rest of the piece is enameled in classic Giuliano style – blue and white opaque enamel done in both pique and champlevé styles.  It’s a real show stopper!

Many experts consider Giuliano to be the finest jeweler of all time.  One of his most famous patrons was Queen Victoria.  Rumor has it that his pieces were among her favorites.  We have been lucky enough to amass a 26 piece Giuliano collection – the largest assembly of his work in this part of the country.  All 26 pieces are on display every day in our museum case, and each one is highlighted on our site. 

There is no question,  you can go to a museum and look or you can come to Joden and touch.

Written by Carrie Martin

Photos by Shelly Isacco

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From Garnets to Zircons

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Baubles, Bling, and Birthstone Things

For the third gift of Christmas, it’s all about birthstones – that special stone corresponding to the month you were born. There are various lists out there and alternate choices for some months, however, this one seems to be generally accepted:

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Did you know that more babies are born in August than any other month? It’s true; making peridot the most common birthstone. The peridot jewelry made during the Art Nouveau period was anything BUT common. Check out this exceptional example from the late 1890’s.  Priced right at $4500, it’s an Art Nouveau must!

peridot-bracelet

September boasts the second highest number of births – making sapphire quite a popular birthstone as well. These Edwardian earrings appeal to my love of converted jewelry.  Once, they were graced the cuffs of a gentleman’s shirt, now they are a fantastic pair of earrings featuring intricate patterns of engraving and two tiny cabochon sapphires. Yours for just $400!

sapphire-earrings

Rounding out the top three most popular birth months is July – giving us lots of ruby babies. At Joden we offer a wide selection of Victorian rings…  these five are among the cream of the crop. Each of them is in pristine condition utilizing seed pearls and diamonds to enhance their ruby centers. These rings are all available in our showroom; priced between $600-$1900 each. Take one home today!

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Whatever your birthstone may be, Joden is THE place to find your perfect birthstone piece.

Go to our site and look, or come to Joden and touch.

Written by Carrie Martin

Photos by Shelly Isacco

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