Pick of the Week – Volume Thirteen

Joden Girl

Baubles and Bling with Unbelievable Pricing

Number thirteen…  lucky or not?  We say yes!  What could be luckier than a smoking deal on a beautiful piece of jewelry?  For week number thirteen, we chose a classic pair of Victorian diamond earrings.  Every great wardrobe is built on timeless foundation garments like the perfect little black dress.  Your jewelry collection is no different – there are certain items that are a must!  

Made from 10 karat rosy gold, these earrings will quickly become your favorites.  The design features an eight-pointed star in the middle.  A primitive rose cut diamond is prong-set in the center of each earring and a halo of eight additional rose cuts creates the outer edge.  These eighteen diamonds have a combined weight of .40 carat.  

Perhaps the most intriguing mechanical detail of these beauties is the closure.  At first glance, they appear to be made in leverback style – however, the earwire actually threads through the back of the ear and clasps in the front.  The small notch on the end of the wire snaps snugly in place, allowing the earring to hang jauntily at the base of the lobe.

The light twinkles off each facet of the rose cut diamonds.  This hint of sparkle is subtle enough for daily wear and adds to the charming character of the earrings.  

Originally priced at $1,575.00 – these Victorian darlings are now available for just $1,180.00!  That works out to be just over $65 per diamond – what a bargain!  Take advantage of our Pick of the Week pricing and make these yours today.

“You can go to our site and look, then come to Joden and touch.”

Written by Carrie Martin

Photos by Dana Jerpe and Shelly Isacco

Take Time To Smell The Roses

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Baubles, Bling and Botanical Things

Lately, life has slowed down.  The days roll out before me like an old country lane.  If I didn’t know better I would think I had stepped into a time warp and jumped back thirty-five or forty years.  The hot summer days are spent working in the yard, planting bountiful gardens, riding bicycles and swimming at the local fishing hole.  There are family dinners and family game nights.  We have time to stop and smell the roses.  

These roses may not exude a perfumed scent, but they are no less intoxicating.  Made around 1910, the central part of this brooch is crafted from a singular piece of Rock Crystal.  Carved into the reverse side is an elegant arrangement of four roses; their petals and leaves cascade over the edge of a petite, squatty vase.  Each of the two ends has been etched and frosted from the front side forming a scalloped three-dimensional motif.  This unique process gives an air of realism to this delicate blossom.  

Further accenting the artistry are a series of six calibré-cut natural sapphires.  Small in size, but definitely not insignificant.  This cerulean hint of color adds yet another layer of interest to this late Edwardian piece.  Finally, two bezel set rose cut diamonds mark the center of each endcap, bringing a faint sparkle to this subtle beauty.  Priced at $3,150 – these roses will last forever.  

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

Written by Carrie Martin

Photos by Dana Jerpe

A Revival

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Baubles, Bling and Celebratory Things

These are unprecedented, crazy, and trying times.  Of that there is  no doubt.  Here, in Grove City, we are under state mandated shutdown.  As I was scrolling through Facebook, a friend had posted this quote from Kitty O’Meara:

“And the people stayed home.  And read books, and listened, and rested, and exercised, and made art, and played games, and learned new ways of being, and were still.  And listened more deeply.  Some meditated, some prayed, some danced.  Some met their shadows.

And the people began to think differently.  And the people healed.  And, in the absence of people living in ignorant, dangerous, mindless, and heartless ways, the earth began to heal.

And when the danger passed, and the people joined together again, they grieved their losses, and made new choices, and dreamed new images, and created new ways to live and heal the earth fully, and they had been healed.”

These words settled into my soul like a prayer.  We will persevere.  And when we come back to work, and join together again with friends and loved ones, what a reunion that will be…  a revival like no other.  

There is no more fitting talisman for these days than the scarab beetle.  This ancient symbol, resembling the dung beetle, was revered by Egyptians.  This creature was drawn on walls and tombs, worn on necklaces and bracelets.  It is a symbol of immortality and resurrection…  transformation and protection. 

These Egyptian Revival earrings are made from a bright 18 karat yellow gold and feature a pair of scarab beetles, carved from a resplendent Lapis Lazuli.  This brilliant blue stone is speckled throughout with tiny flecks of gold.  Seated at the North, South, East, and Western tips are clusters of three rose cut diamonds.  Spreading out like the rays of the sun, these diamonds add sparkle and warmth to the earrings, priced at $2,650.00.

We look forward to the day when we will open the front doors and resume our normal lives again.  Until then, please continue to join us twice a week for the blog and each day on Facebook and Instagram.  We hope to provide a tiny distraction and a bit of joy.  

Written by Carrie Martin

Photos by Dana Jerpe

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