Sapphire Stimulation

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Baubles, Bling, and Azure Things

This is the first week of the new year!  Social Media is alight with well wishes, celebratory photos, and resolutions for 2019.  Without fail, the end of December (and my tendency to over-indulge during the holiday season) has me vowing to start fresh in January.  I promise myself annually that I will eat healthy and exercise…  low carbs and yoga!  2018 has been no exception.  My co-workers and I actually joked about having an office wide “Biggest Loser” competition.  Do you, too, make these pledges?  Unfortunately, every year I get off track, life gets busy, and I break the pact I made with myself.  

Perhaps what I (any maybe you) need is a visual reminder…  a little sparkle of incentive.  What better source of motivation is there than a sapphire ring?  In times past, the rich blue gem was thought to be a symbol of wisdom, virtue, and good fortune.  I am certain that this is the secret to achieving my New Year’s Resolutions!

Art Deco influence abounds in this 18 karat white gold Beverley K Design.  A 2.02 carat oval sapphire is the crowning glory of this vintage inspired beauty.  Milgrain beading outlines a pattern of marquise-shaped leaves, each one accented by a single round brilliant diamond.  The shank of the ring features a deeply etched pattern, completing the look.  Isn’t this the perfect inspiration for all of your 2019 goals?  $5500 seems a small price to pay for a year of success!  😉

Don’t hesitate!  Go to our site and look, then come to Joden and touch. 

Written by Carrie Martin

Photos by Shelly Isacco

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True Blue

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Baubles, Bling, and a Sapphire Ring

With the end of August on the horizon, I’ve got a case of the blues.  Sapphire blues…  it’s the birthstone for September.  It also happens to be my favorite colored stone – and this ring is no exception.  A platinum mounting and nearly a carat of diamonds are the perfect setting for this stunning blue gem.  The depth of color in this sapphire is unbelievable…

Just look at that blazing blue bauble!  It’s flanked by a matched pair of emerald cut diamonds, giving the piece a three-stone look at first glance…  closer inspection will reveal four tapered baguette diamonds nestled into the shoulders of the ring.  

Another turn of this beauty unveils the delicate edge detail…

Can you see the tiny round diamonds set into every nook and cranny of those sleek platinum edges?  It dazzles from every angle – and it’s designed for daily wear.  When you have a ring like this, you want to wear it all the time!  Sapphire is almost as hard as a diamond, and platinum is the most durable of the precious metals.  Check it out on our site now, then some to Joden and try it for yourself.  I can promise that you’ll have a case of the blues…  just like me.

Written by Carrie Martin

Photos by Shelly Isacco and Carrie Martin

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Luxurious Lace

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Baubles, Bling, and the Art of Filigree Things

Whether it’s made from woven wire or silken thread – the intricate patterns created are undeniably similar.  Both lace and filigree are made in much the same manner…  curled, twisted, and plaited threads crossed over, under, and finally united at all points of contact.  Time has not diminished the value of either, but rather made them all the more desirable. 

Here is a close-up segment of a filigree bracelet juxtaposed with a piece of lace called Carrickmacross.  Both showcase open meshwork, a treasured decorative element.  No one can resist the delicate beauty of filigree jewelry. Even novices are drawn to Edwardian and Art Deco pieces resplendent with the airy patterns painstakingly created wire by wire.  Ladies, both young and old, are equally enchanted – including me!  Check out this trio of bracelets – each one lovely, but also each with a personality all its own. 

 Here they are individually…

This piece is from the Depression Era, circa 1930’s, featuring diestruck metal that was then hand finished.  The center stone is a square synthetic sapphire (authentic and original to the bracelet).  It is flanked by a pair of white stones and then two additional synthetic sapphires.  It’s moderately priced at $1100.00.

This stunner, signed J.E. Caldwell, speaks for itself.  Handcrafted in platinum using an alternating sequence of two link styles, it contains 120 diamonds totalling over 10 carats!   Afficiandos and amateurs agree – this piece is simply magnificent.  Call me for more details and pricing. 

Finally, we have my favorite of the bunch!  I love the style of the filigree, it reminds me of the petals of a chrysanthemum flower – blooming out from the tiny gemset center.  Crafted with a nod toward the Edwardian era – this bracelet has a yellow gold frame that is overlaid with a white gold top. 

 

Special attention has been paid to this bracelet – even the back is polished!  For more details and photos, visit our site!

Unlike the lace on a christening dress or a wedding gown, each of these bracelets can be worn and enjoyed every day.  Their lacey appearance is not reserved for special occasions but rather meant to delight… day after day, year after year.

Written by Carrie Martin

Photos by Shelly Isacco

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