Ravishing Retro

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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

Would you prefer one bangle or two?

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Baubles, Bangles, and Bracelet Bling

For thousands of years, we have been wearing bands around our wrists…  wood, leather, cloth, plastics, and metal.  Sometimes they are functional – used for telling time, carrying vital medical information, or even details about our identity.  And sometimes, they are just for beauty, like the ones pictured here.

At Joden, we have bracelets for everyone – men and women, infants and little girls. We have shiny bands of gold, and dazzling diamond links.  The photo shows some of our finest examples of Victorian, Art Nouveau, and Art Deco.  Two of my favorite pieces are avaiable on our website…

Art Nouveau is my favorite period…  I love how it celebrates nature.  This piece is no exception – the finely carved flowers and leaves are the perfect background for three simple stones, two rubies and one diamond.  Priced at just $1150, this piece is perfect in so many ways.  It can be stacked with other bangles, but can still be worn alone.  It is ideal for everyday wear, yet also able to add some sparkle to your holiday dresses.  I would be thrilled to find this under my Christmas Tree!

This delicate beauty could easily makes its way to the top of my list…  Etruscan Revival done to perfection.  That tiny gold beading, the gently sloping sides, tiny openings flanking two bright blue sapphires and one little diamond winking in the center…  oh my!  Made of a buttery 15 karat yellow gold and priced right at $1850, this bangle is destined to be under someone’s tree this year.

These are just a couple examples of the fine vintage jewelry available on our website and in our showroom every day.  Today kicks off our holiday hours…  Joden Jewelers will be open until 8:00pm every evening this week (Monday through Friday).  We also have special holiday hours on Saturday, Christmas Eve. 

Go to our site and look, or come to Joden and touch.

Written by Carrie Martin

Photos by Shelly Isacco

One Ring, Two Rings, Emerald Ring, Ruby Ring

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Baubles, Bling, and Stackable Rings

ring-stack

Every girl loves stackable rings…  white gold, yellow gold, rose gold, diamonds, and gemstones!  Modern, vintage, Art Deco, and Edwardian!  You can’t just choose one – choose two or three.  Prices starting at just $200.00.

sapphire-eternity-band

The band pictured above is bold enough to wear alone, yet still able to be stacked, if you like.  Constructed from 18 karat yellow gold and set with multicolor sapphires, this ring is sure to delight any girl.  $1200.00.

ruby-eternity-band emerald-eternity-band

We just couldn’t resist throwing in a little red and green holiday bling!  Each of these delicate eternity bands is made from 18 karat white gold; one is set with natural rubies and diamonds and the other is set with natural emeralds and diamonds.  Priced at just $1000.00 each.

Stop in at Joden Jewelers and put a stack under your tree today!

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

Written by Carrie Martin

Photos by Shelly Isacco

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