Getting Personal With the Personnel – Special Edition

Joden Girl

Baubles, Bling and Insider Information

The recent winter storm blew in the cutest little bit of holiday help!  Her credentials are top-notch.  In fact, she’s an expert in marketing with a real eye for style; we snapped her up before she could scurry away.  A bit nocturnal; she prefers to work at night.  If you’re clever and keep an eye out, you may catch a glimpse of her on our Instagram and Facebook pages.  We are completely smitten, and you will be too.  Meet Ruby!

Dana and I have taken a day or two to show her the ropes – she caught on quick and has become quite a handy assistant.  As you may have guessed, Ruby’s favorite gemstone is ruby… she’s particularly captivated by this charming Georgian ring.  It’s her favorite piece!

Featuring three old cut pieces of ruby red glass surrounded by natural seed pearls, this nearly two-hundred year old 9-karat gold beauty is on our website for just $800.00.  It’s in excellent condition and looks particularly fetching with Ruby’s red Christmas sweater.  

A tiny shiver ran from the top of Ruby’s little pink ears to the tip of her long tail the moment she saw this next ring…  she immediately ran to hide.  Seeking solace in the shadows of a birch tree, Ruby hid from this snake.  As you know, snakes are a natural predator of mice – she didn’t want to be an afternoon snack!  If you’re not afraid, this diamond-studded slithery snake is available for $975.00.

Speaking of snacks – Ruby loves being here in the store.  She never has to look far for her next meal…  someone is always dropping a crumb or two.  Indeed, it’s just the thing for a mouse in need.  And it’s not only food – Joden has everything!  

Ruby is the official spokesmodel of our advent calendar…  tune in every day to see what treasure she will find inside each special box.  The countdown is on – and as you know, Christmas just won’t be Christmas without a Joden package under the tree. 

“You can go to a museum and look, or you can come to Joden and meet Ruby!”

Written by Carrie Martin

Photos by Dana Jerpe

Joe’s Special Box – Volume 79

Joden Girl

Baubles, Bling, and A Collector’s Things

Occasionally a modern jewelry manufacturer makes such fine pieces with the highest levels of craftsmanship, they almost have us believing that the jewel is a true antique.  In the 1940’s, one such maker was a firm called Baumstein and Feder.  You may not be familiar with their work…  It wasn’t until this sneaky snake showed up that I first heard their name.

The sheer heft of this ring speaks for the quality of it.  Weighing over 17 grams of 14 karat yellow gold, this snake wraps the finger with the tail looping around the head.  The entire surface is textured with a scale-like crosshatch pattern, giving an authentic feel to this reptilian ring.  It’s incredibly lifelike – the bulky muscles seeming to bulge beneath the golden skin.  A matched pair of single cut diamond eyes seem to wink with the hint of a sinister smile.  A crisp hallmark (BaumF) leaves no doubt as to who crafted this piece.  It’s a Mid Century marvel, priced right at $2,350.00.  Snake rings are quite popular – and I’m certain this one is no exception.  With such exquisite detail, this piece won’t last long.

Written by Carrie Martin

Photos by Dana Jerpe

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