Joe’s Special Box – Volume 9

Joden Girl

Baubles, Bling, and A Collector’s Things

In the last week, I have had three different requests for antique lockets.  So, this edition of “Joe’s Special Box” is dedicated to an absolutely stellar antique locket.  My love for this piece is threefold –

1.  It’s two tone.  By and large, this necklace is handcrafted from a rich yellow gold, but the subtle addition of rosy accents make it even more special.  Check out the dynamic duo here.


2.  It’s a tassel.  This late Victorian beauty combines two of the biggest trends of the last year…  chokers and tassels.  Being just 15 inches in length, this piece lays perfectly at the base of the throat with twelve silky strands of gold artfully arranged across the softly arched bottom.  

3.  It’s a locket.  Carefully hidden in the center of this antique pendant is a small oval locket.  A myriad of engraved patterns create five parallel lines on the lid.  Once opened, it reveals an unused pocket…  the ideal spot for a lock of hair or love token.  Only the wearer need know what lies inside.  

If you’re like my recent customers, and are looking for an antique locket…  look no further.  Go to our site and make this one yours.  Priced at just $2550 – it’s a sure bet that you’ll never regret.

Written by Carrie Martin

Photos by Shelly Isacco

Ravishing Retro

Joden Girl

Baubles, Bling, and Glamorous Things

At the end of the 1930’s, the strong geometric lines of Art Deco evolved into the vivid 3-dimentional curves that Retro is known for.  Jewelry of the 1940’s-1950’s makes a bold statement, like this striking bangle…

Wide ribbons of rose and yellow gold wrap around a large emerald cut aquamarine center stone.  Bright red cabochon rubies and round diamonds add another element of color and design to this already outstanding piece.  To further heighten the appeal, this bangle is able to be converted to a pendant as well as a brooch – fashion AND function!

WWII was a powerful influence on the time.  The use of platinum was restricted making multicolor gold a popular choice…  yellow, rose, and green gold reigned during the Retro period.  Women’s apparel bore a noticeable resemblance to military uniforms – the look was handsome rather than pretty with high collars and ultra masculine lines.  To soften the effect, ladies added jewelry like this…

These oversize pieces are as audacious as they are delicious.  This large bow brooch will catch anyone’s eye – it centers on a 65 carat citrine; Retro style at its finest.  Priced at $6500, it pairs perfectly with the angular lines of this statement ring.   The hourglass shape of the ring nearly spans from knuckle to knuckle – ideally worn on an index or middle finger.  Make it yours for $4500.00.

Much of the Retro period was dedicated to trying to regain the Old Hollywood glamour of the 1930’s.  Pieces like this flaunt that designers achieved and surpassed that goal.  Go to our site and look, then come to Joden and touch.

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Written by Carrie Martin

Photos by Shelly Isacco

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