A Queen Returns

Joden Girl

Baubles, Bling, and 2019 Things

It’s February and the trends for 2019 are popping up everywhere…  I’ve seen and heard them all; colored stone trim set in bold yellow gold (how very 1985!), mixed metals – platinum and 18 karat yellow gold is my fave, and the biggest craze from this year is the comeback of the marquise diamond.  This elongated, elegant beauty will once again reign supreme!

The bridal set shown here is a real showstopper – I’ve fallen a little in love with it.  Even now, as my fingers strike the keys, it’s standing tall and proud on my ring finger (I need to wear it for inspiration, right?)!

I have to say, this pair of rings is spectacular from every angle.  The engagement ring features a double loop design that lifts the center diamond to dazzling heights.  And what a diamond it is…  this perfectly shaped marquise tips the scale at 1.26 carats.  This nearly colorless gem is accented by an additional forty-six round brilliant diamonds that have a combined weight of .58 carats.  That’s 1.84 carats of bling!  

It breaks all of my rules… 

  • No fitted band
  • A Tolkowsky Cut center diamond is preferred
  • Low profile
  • No matching set

And yet, I am crazy about it! 

  • Typically, I vote against fitted bands.  I don’t mind small gaps between rings, actually, I like the separation.  However, the wedding band in this duo is notched to fit snugly with the engagement ring and it’s ideal, keeping them locked together.
  • While a Tolkowsky-Cut stone will always be my first choice, this shapely diamond is exquisitely beautiful.  In fact, it’s just as nice as a right-hand ring…  wink wink!
  • When a center stone sits high on a ring, I usually worry about it getting a lot of wear and tear.  However, this set is made entirely of platinum.  The diamond is well protected in this unique double loop setting with a pair of V-shaped prongs on each tip.  It’s strong and secure.
  • I like things that go together, but are not usually what I call “matchy-matchy”.  In this particular case, I must admit that I prefer the matched style…  and those heavily engraved edges!  LOVE!  It adds a vintage flair to an otherwise modern style.  

Here’s my point…  when looking for a new piece of jewelry, be open-minded!  Look at all of the options.  You never know when something will catch you by surprise like this ring did for me!

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

Written by Carrie Martin

Photos by Dana Jerpe

Engraved Elegance

Joden Girl

Baubles, Bling and Carved Rings

Recently, I heard a young lady tell her beau “Hold the ring in your hand…  if you can’t even tell it’s there, it’s not the right ring.”  While I may not always agree with that, I can certainly understand what she meant.  Intricately carved from half an ounce of platinum, this patterned pair exudes quality.  


Just look at this bridal suite, shown here in profile. These are rings of distinction.  Each one features softly rounded edges that provide a truly comfortable fit.  I love the contrast between those smooth polished sides and the etched surface.  My favorite detail has to be the tiny twist of gold wire that sits below the center diamond…  still visible even when the rings are nestled side by side.  I love that little pop of color!  

A singular round brilliant diamond winks from the center of the engagement ring.  Held in place by four stout prongs, this diamond weighs .91 carat.  It sparkles and shines from every angle.  This diamond and pair of rings has been certified by the International Gemological Institute of America.  They have been valued at $12,015.00.  We have them available now on our site for just $8,960.00 (a savings of over 25%)!  

These and many others can be found at www.joden.com.  Check it out now, and as always…

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

Written by Carrie Martin

Photos by Shelly Isacco

True Blue

Joden Girl

Baubles, Bling, and a Sapphire Ring

With the end of August on the horizon, I’ve got a case of the blues.  Sapphire blues…  it’s the birthstone for September.  It also happens to be my favorite colored stone – and this ring is no exception.  A platinum mounting and nearly a carat of diamonds are the perfect setting for this stunning blue gem.  The depth of color in this sapphire is unbelievable…

Just look at that blazing blue bauble!  It’s flanked by a matched pair of emerald cut diamonds, giving the piece a three-stone look at first glance…  closer inspection will reveal four tapered baguette diamonds nestled into the shoulders of the ring.  

Another turn of this beauty unveils the delicate edge detail…

Can you see the tiny round diamonds set into every nook and cranny of those sleek platinum edges?  It dazzles from every angle – and it’s designed for daily wear.  When you have a ring like this, you want to wear it all the time!  Sapphire is almost as hard as a diamond, and platinum is the most durable of the precious metals.  Check it out on our site now, then some to Joden and try it for yourself.  I can promise that you’ll have a case of the blues…  just like me.

Written by Carrie Martin

Photos by Shelly Isacco and Carrie Martin

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