What’s New – Volume 71

Joden Girl

Baubles, Bling and the Latest Things

At first sight, many may not know what this gemstone is – some might even suspect that it isn’t a genuine stone.  Pale pink in color, this fair beauty has occasionally been referred to as an American stone because is was first discovered in California.  

A little-known variety of the mineral Spodumene, this pastel gem was discovered by George Frederick Kunz in 1902.  One year later in 1903, it was officially dubbed kunzite in honor of its founder.  Kunz had been a rock hound since early childhood.  He began working for Tiffany & Co. in 1879.  By the age of just 23, he had risen through the ranks to become the Vice President of Gemology for the iconic company – a position he held until his death in 1932.  

Showcased within an 18-karat rose gold ring, this emerald-cut kunzite weighs approximately 40 carats.  It is not uncommon to find this gem in large sizes.  In fact, kunzite crystals have been discovered that are over 40 feet long and 5 feet wide!  

 This Retro ring highlights the soft hue of the gem to perfection.  Flanking the large center stone are six single-cut diamonds.  Each one, set within a square setting, is stacked in a horizontal trio.  These diamonds have a combined weight of .35 carat – just a hint of sparkle.  

Shown on the hand, the ring reaches from knuckle to knuckle.  It’s impressive in size but soft and understated in style and color.  Perfect for spring, pair this natural beauty with your favorite oversized sweater for on-trend statement appeal.  Moderately priced at $3,380.00, this ring is available in our store now.

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

Written by Carrie Martin

Photos by Dana Jerpe

Pick of the Week – Volume 19

Joden Girl

Baubles and Bling with Unbelievable Pricing

This sweet little treat was highlighted in our holiday gift guide for 2019.  Made in a subtle three-stone style, it has all the earmarks of a quick-seller –

  • All aglow with the shine of 14 karat rose gold, this is a true beauty.
  • Delicate styling (including three tiny halos) makes this gem perfect for any hand.
  • A classic round brilliant diamond sits center stage, bringing the bling to this ring. 

I have to wonder…  why hasn’t it sold?  Perhaps you’re thinking it’s the color of the metal.  Just a couple of years ago, I might have agreed with you.  I was certain that rose gold was going to be a passing fancy, a trend.  There have only been a handful of times in jewelry history where this pink-hued metal reigned supreme.  Admittedly, not every customer who comes through the door is looking for it, however rose gold is still a very popular request here at Joden.  

Maybe your guess is that it’s the design.  Typically, I am not a halo girl – but there’s something about this ring.  It’s so charming!  Often halos seem to swallow up the center stone, detracting from it’s inherent beauty.  But in this case, those dainty diamond circles add just a touch of sparkle in all the right places – they enhance that .71 carat round brilliant diamond to perfection.

All of this has me thinking that the only possible reason that this ring hasn’t sold must be the price!  It’s been certified by the International Gemological Institute of America, declaring the retail replacement value to be $6,125.00.  

Let’s crunch the numbers –

  • International Gemological Institute of America Value:  $6,125.00
  • Original Joden Price:  $4,590.00
  • Pick of the Week Price:  $3,750.00

Hop on over to our website and check it out for yourself.  With the new unbelievable pricing, this enchantress won’t last long!

“Go to our site and look, then come to Joden and touch.”

Written by Carrie Martin

Photos by Dana Jerpe

Hammer Time

Joden Girl

Baubles, Bling, and Textured Things

Eleven more sleeps til my vacation (not that I’m counting)… seven full days of white sand and blue water.  The sight, sound, and smell of the ocean restores my soul.  I cannot wait to sit on the beach with the sun kissing my skin.  Let’s face it, there has been little to no sun in Pennsylvania so far this summer.   I’m keeping my fingers crossed (maybe even my toes) and praying that I can bring the sun home with me…

I have worn pants every single day this month.  My cotton summer dresses don’t pair well with rain boots!  At Joden, we have the perfect accessories for everything in your wardrobe.  Check out these modern rosy gold pieces – I am loving the fresh feel of them.  And those textured finishes!  Yes, girl!  First, we have this signature double ring pendant featuring a hand-hammered patina.  Nine bright white diamonds wink from the bail of this beauty, adding an element of sparkle to this versatile necklace.  It hangs from an 18″ cable chain and sells for just $790.

If you ever needed statement earrings, here they are.  Dual finishes complement each other to perfection in these bold diamond shaped gems.  I can’t decide if I prefer the hand-hammered or the soft satin surface.  Lucky for me, both techniques were used to create these dangling earrings.  Available for $1280, these will quickly become your go-to choice.

Last, but definitely not least is this little 14 karat rose gold number.  Sitting center stage in east/west fashion is a brilliant oval morganite.  The pale peachy-pink stone is bezel set in this understated modern design.  A light hammered finish completes the look for just $500.  

While any of these pieces can be worn alone, I prefer the combination of all three.  Stack the necklaces for the perfect layered look then add those earrings for extra bling.  As always…

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

Written by Carrie Martin

Photos by Dana Jerpe

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