Precious Medal

Joden Girl

Baubles, Bling, and Platinum Rings

A medal is a small artistic object – a thin disc (usually made of metal) carrying a design – commemorating a significant event or achievement.  What better example of this is there than a wedding band?  Not only does this prized possession qualify as a medal, but it’s also a promise that two are becoming one; not just any two – you two!  Your story is unique.  Your ring should be, too.

From vintage to modern, this striking trio shares a common element that takes them to the next level…  they are all made from platinum, arguably the king of metals.  Platinum is beautiful, refined, and versatile with an inner strength – much like a woman.  The benefits of this precious metal far exceed aesthetics…  it’s a naturally occurring white element that requires little maintenance.  It’s 95% pure, making it hypoallergenic.  Platinum is extremely dense (60% heavier than gold), very durable, and quite rare.  Its use enhances the allure of these bands…

This piece is modern with an Edwardian inspired design.  The four-petaled blossoms encircle the entire ring, while only the top portion is diamond accented.  There are twenty-four fully faceted diamonds set into the vine with a combined total weight of .25 carats.  Priced at $2,500 – this beauty is certain to become an heirloom of tomorrow.

 

Four Old European Cut diamonds create sparkling centers for the intricately carved flowers in this vintage band.  The stems, leaves, and florets wrap artfully around the finger, with no beginning and no end.  Make this eternal enchantress yours for just $1700.

This final band has a hidden secret…  the original engraving is still inside!  Check out the close-up photo.  Dated 1936, this Art Deco piece offers quiet elegance.  There are twenty single-cut diamonds carefully set in two parallel lines across the top center of the ring.  These diamonds have a combined weight of .35 carats and are further accented by a delicate beaded edge.  It’s priced right at just $1400.

Like platinum, the beauty of these bands will never fade or tarnish – it’s everlasting.  And like your commitment, it only grows stronger with each scratch, creating a rich patina that will shine forevermore.  

For additional details on, call me or drop me an email at carrie@joden.com.  I’d love to hear from you!

Written by Carrie Martin

Photos by Shelly Isacco

Joe’s Special Box – Volume 4

Joden Girl

Baubles, Bling, and A Collector’s Things

Wow!  It’s hard to believe it’s already been a month since we started the “Joe’s Special Box” series.  I am excited to share this week’s selection with you – it’s a rarity for me…  an emerald piece that I adore.  Being a May baby, emerald is my birthstone – but I’m usually more of a sapphire girl.  Until today.  Until this necklace. 

Everything about it is perfect.  I don’t have one single complaint.  This pendant dates back to the turn of the 20th century, making it late Edwardian or Early Art Deco.  It’s intricately crafted from platinum with a clever little-coiled wire heart motif at the top and bottom.  A singular emerald is set in east/west fashion across the base of the piece, with natural pearl and diamond accents.  It is simple elegance, and I love it! 

Affordable pendants from this period are rare – this one is not to be missed.  Make it yours for just $1600.

Written by Carrie Martin

Photos by Shelly Isacco

Luxurious Lace

Joden Girl

Baubles, Bling, and the Art of Filigree Things

Whether it’s made from woven wire or silken thread – the intricate patterns created are undeniably similar.  Both lace and filigree are made in much the same manner…  curled, twisted, and plaited threads crossed over, under, and finally united at all points of contact.  Time has not diminished the value of either, but rather made them all the more desirable. 

Here is a close-up segment of a filigree bracelet juxtaposed with a piece of lace called Carrickmacross.  Both showcase open meshwork, a treasured decorative element.  No one can resist the delicate beauty of filigree jewelry. Even novices are drawn to Edwardian and Art Deco pieces resplendent with the airy patterns painstakingly created wire by wire.  Ladies, both young and old, are equally enchanted – including me!  Check out this trio of bracelets – each one lovely, but also each with a personality all its own. 

 Here they are individually…

This piece is from the Depression Era, circa 1930’s, featuring diestruck metal that was then hand finished.  The center stone is a square synthetic sapphire (authentic and original to the bracelet).  It is flanked by a pair of white stones and then two additional synthetic sapphires.  It’s moderately priced at $1100.00.

This stunner, signed J.E. Caldwell, speaks for itself.  Handcrafted in platinum using an alternating sequence of two link styles, it contains 120 diamonds totalling over 10 carats!   Afficiandos and amateurs agree – this piece is simply magnificent.  Call me for more details and pricing. 

Finally, we have my favorite of the bunch!  I love the style of the filigree, it reminds me of the petals of a chrysanthemum flower – blooming out from the tiny gemset center.  Crafted with a nod toward the Edwardian era – this bracelet has a yellow gold frame that is overlaid with a white gold top. 

 

Special attention has been paid to this bracelet – even the back is polished!  For more details and photos, visit our site!

Unlike the lace on a christening dress or a wedding gown, each of these bracelets can be worn and enjoyed every day.  Their lacey appearance is not reserved for special occasions but rather meant to delight… day after day, year after year.

Written by Carrie Martin

Photos by Shelly Isacco

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