Joe’s Special Box – Volume 73

Joden Girl

Baubles, Bling, and A Collector’s Things

$4400…  that’s just $100 a year for every year that I’ve been alive.  I think I’m worth it, right?  This ring from Joe’s Special Box has me feeling some kinda way, if you know what I mean.  It’s so unique.  Unusual.  Different.  And isn’t that what jewelry is all about?  I don’t know about you, but I don’t want what everyone else has.  Why settle for ordinary when you could have extraordinary?

It reminds me of a flower…  a diamond daisy.  Sixteen platinum petals fan out from the center, each one is carefully set with three Old Mine Cut diamonds.  These forty-eight stones have a combined total weight of approximately 1.00 carat.  Nestled into the heart of the ring is one round brilliant diamond that weighs about .80 carat.  This modern beauty is the perfect addition to the ring…  but I don’t think it’s the original center stone.  Small clues, like the cut of the stone and the way it’s been fitted to the ring lead me to believe that it was added later.  Perhaps it was a remount, a re-fashion, or a conversion piece.  In any case, someone took a vintage ring and made it their own.  And now it’s ours.  Perhaps soon it will belong to one of you.  ♥

Written by Carrie Martin

Photos by Dana Jerpe

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He loves me, he loves me not…

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Baubles, Bling, and a Daisy Ring

I love daisies, I always have.  As we enter into 2017 – the symbolism of them couldn’t be more appropriate.  Daisies represent new beginnings. 

I carried them down the aisle at my wedding, they were woven into my hair…  even my wedding band is an eternal ring of daisies.  I love the bright yellow center against the stark white petals.  I love how the petals seem to grow one over top of the next.  I love every little thing about them.

So, can you guess how I feel about this ring?

Yep.  I love it!  From the warm tone of the Old Mine Cut diamond center to the delicate filigree wirework – it’s perfect.  Of course, my favorite part is the tiny carved flower on either side of the diamond center. 

With only four petals, it could be any flower.  In my mind, it’s a daisy.  A daisy is actually two flowers that are harmoniously blended together.  The center petals are the first flower, and the surrounding petals that form the rays are the second flower…  like a new bride and groom on their wedding day.

It’s absolutely lovely as a right hand ring…  I know because I’ve tried it on.  Often.  But, secretly, I would love for some lucky girl to have it as an engagement ring.  Priced at just $1200, someone needs to buy it before I do!

What kind of jewelry do you love?  Drop me an email and tell me about it.  Send it to:  carrie@joden.com. 

As always, go to our site and look, then come to Joden and touch. 

Written by Carrie Martin

Photos by Shelly Isacco

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Once Upon A Time

Enchanted Rose

Joden Girl

Baubles, Bling, and Fairy Tale Things

Every girl dreams of living happily ever after.  Princesses have been searching for their Prince Charming for hundreds of years — whether in fabled stories of long ago or the animated movies of today.  Prince Charming and Cinderella, Prince Eric and Ariel, Belle and the Beast:  these characters are the stuff little girls dreams are made of…

The enchanted rose (pictured above) is an iconic symbol from Beauty and The Beast.  The story is woven around this perfect blossom.  As the tale unfolds, the rose begins to wither and will ultimately die.  Only true love can save the day.

Recently, we purchased our own enchanted rose (pictured below).  The moment I saw it, I immediately thought of Beauty and The Beast.

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This piece, made in the 1950’s, implements perfect Edwardian style.  The stem of the bud is constructed of platinum with a white gold pin stem.  Round brilliant diamonds were set into the stem, adding the perfect amount of sparkle.  The rose petals were carved from a singular piece of salmon colored jade, and lifelike leaves have been sculpted from four pieces of green jade.  Each element combines to create this fabled flower.

Sure to be an instant favorite, its beauty will never fade.  Our enchanted rose is the perfect beginning to your own fairy tale.

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

Written by Carrie Martin

Photo by Carla Leight

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