This or That – Volume 10

Joden Girl

Baubles, Bling and Art Deco Rings

Let’s play an easy little game where you choose between two things…

  • 14-karat or 18-karat?
  • Subtle Style or Statement Piece?
  • Natural or Imitation?

In the 10th edition of “This or That,” we are waffling between a dynamic duo of Art Deco rings.  Although they have many similarities – there are also some minute differences that just might tip the scale one way or the other.

Let’s compare… both rings were made in the Art Deco era – the years between 1915-1935.  Arguably the most popular period, Art Deco jewelry was influenced by architecture featuring geometric patterns with straight lines, squares and other shapes to created stunning designs.  Both rings have a rectangular shape accented by blue sapphires and diamonds.  

So much the same and yet so different.  We first shared this beauty a few months ago, featuring it on our social media and our website.  It’s made from 18-karat white gold.  The elongated rectangle sits east to west across the finger with a series of four french-cut natural Ceylon sapphires spanning the center.  These bright blue gems have a combined weight of 1.oo carat.  Surrounding them are twenty-four rose cut diamonds that offer .60 carat of shimmering sparkle.  Priced at $2,400.00 – it’s available now.

This newly acquired stunner is made from 14-karat white gold.  Much like the first ring, this piece also has french cut sapphires across the center…  however, there are only three and these ones are synthetic.  Many people assume that because a ring is antique, the stones must be natural.  In reality, imitation stones were first made in the 1870’s!  And so, although these sapphires aren’t earth-mined, they are original to the ring.  Set in two rows on either side of the center are six single-cut diamonds that have a combined weight of .20 carat.  This ring is also available on our site, priced at just $1,450.00.

And so…  whether you prefer 14-karat or 18-karat white gold;  or whether natural Ceylon sapphires or imitation sapphires suit your fancy…  we have a ring for you.  With both beauties featured on our site, the choice is yours.  Will you select the subtle style of this 18-karat white gold charmer with natural blue sapphires or perhaps you’re crazy for that 14-karat white gold statement ring with imitation sapphires.  This or that?

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


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Written by Carrie Martin

Photos by Dana Jerpe

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

 Joden Girl

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

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