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

Party Pizzazz

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Baubles, Bling, and Holiday Things

The first snowflakes fell today, covering everything in a glittering white blanket.  Snow is the one thing sure to get me in a festive spirit, and with Thanksgiving just two weeks away…  there’s no denying it.   The holiday season is officially upon us – let the celebrations begin!  

My favorite part of this time of year are the parties and gatherings – whether they be with family or friends, there’s nothing quite like spending time with the ones you love.  Twinkling lights, clinking glasses, platters overflowing with delicious treats and SO much laughter!  Silly as it may seem, one of my biggest dilemmas always seems to be the same…  “What do I wear?”  

Joden to the rescue!  We have the perfect gems and jewels for every occasion.  Whether you’re snuggled in for movie night in warm flannel jammies or glamming it up to dance the night away in sequins and heels – make sure your jewelry is from Joden.  

These platinum and white gold dangles are so festive!  Resembling snowflakes, each one features a .50 carat diamond at the center.  These round brilliants are surrounded by an additional eighty-six sparklers that have a combined weight of 2.25 carats!  These 1960’s vintage earrings are finely made; expertly set with bright white diamonds.  Add a bit of dazzle with these beauties for $4,800.00.

I absolutely adore the ultra-modern feel of these sleek numbers.  An 18 karat yellow gold marquise-shaped band encapsulates the outer edge of a fancy-cut lemon yellow citrine.  Reflecting light like a mirror, these earrings have a chic vibe about them.  Each stone swings freely from a long wire…  they’re available now for $2,100.00.

These flower-esque gems might have you asking “Are those earring old, or are they new?”  It’s a good question, considering that the center stones are rose cut diamonds – a cutting style that has been around for more than 150 years.  The diamonds weigh 1.00 carat each and are surrounded by a series of vibrant ruby petals.  The twenty-four rubies have a total weight of 3.00 carats!  These botanical beauties are brand new, moderately priced at $8,750.00.

These and countless others are waiting for you at Joden.  Stop in and find the ideal accessory for each and every holiday party on your calendar!  

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

Written by Carrie Martin

Photos by Dana Jerpe

Precious Patina

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Baubles, Bling, and  Oxidized Things

Made pre-1860, it’s impossible to say whether this crescent moon brooch is late Georgian or early Victorian.  What I can say is that it is near perfection.  Two rows of rose cut diamonds have been handset into individual sculpted seats, while a third center row is raised and fitted with eight buttercups.  Carefully fixed into each one is an Old Mine Cut diamond.  A ten-petaled flower sits atop the crescent.  Yet another Old Mine Cut diamond forms the middle of the blossom and is orbitted by ten pinched collets also featuring rose cut diamonds.  This romantic detail is one of my favorite parts of the brooch.

These photographs illustrate the labor intensive work that was needed to expertly craft this elegant beauty.  Ornate metal work is a trademark of the early 1800’s as is the two tone color of the profile…  rosy yellow gold has been topped with a layer of silver…  another little aspect that I adore.  My absolute favorite design element has to be that gorgeous patina.  Hundreds of years of exposure to air allowed this thin layer of oxidation to settle over every nook and cranny of the crescent moon.  This aging process adds another dimension to the piece that, to me, is everything.  Cleaning it would be a sin!  

Pair the pin with these earrings to complete your look.  Movement is the key to these gems!  The top portion (a lovely flower) stays stationary on the lobe, while the lower part swings freely.  This motion allows light to dance across the surface of the diamonds, creating a dazzling effect.  A matched pair of deep red rubies form the center of each earring.  They are surrounded by a ring of ten pinched collets – perfectly mimicking the design of the crescent moon!  

The two tone vibe of the brooch is also duplicated in the earrings as well as that dark patina, drawing yet another parallel between these vintage charmers.  Wear them alone or together, the choice is yours.  Make the brooch yours for $3,480 and the earrings for $4,700.  These pieces and so much more are available every day at Joden.

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

Written by Carrie Martin

Photos by Dana Jerpe

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