An Awakening

Joden Girl

Baubles, Bling, and Thoughts of Spring

I’m a Pennsylvania girl…  all my life, I have watched the seasons change.  From those first snowflakes floating in the crisp air to witnessing the leaves turn from bright green to blaze orange and ruby red; my kids are anxious for that first 80-degree day – signaling the beginning of summer vacation… each one is special, a sign of things to come.  But I think my favorite sign is the first crocus of Spring.  After a long winter’s sleep, it’s a grand awakening.  Those delicate yellow, white, and purple petals push through the frozen ground and breach the snow.  Each one is reaching for the sun.  It’s a magical time of new beginnings.

This bracelet reminds me of those crocus petals…

Constructed of a rosy 14 karat gold, it’s a row of ten square frames, each one identical.  Four perfectly matched Siberian amethyst form a stunning flower in the middle of each link.  There are forty pear-shaped stones in all – totalling over fifty carats of gem fine amethyst. 

Upon closer inspection, you’ll notice that each flower features a delicate gold center.  I love the sheer simplicity of the design. 

This little brooch is the ideal complement to the bracelet…  Made at the end of the 19th century, this Art Nouveau beauty is darling.  A duo of cushion cut amethyst flank a tiny white enameled flower; a single diamond winking from its center.  The beauty of this brooch lies in the classic clean lines.

With this bracelet looped around your wrist and the brooch pinned to your lapel, you’re sure to have a smile on your face.  Just like those first crocuses of Spring, they’ll make you happy. 

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

Written by Carrie Martin

Photos by Shelly Isacco

Seize The Day

Joden Girl

Baubles, Bling, and Sun Seekers

The weatherman is calling for 72 degrees tomorrow.  In February.  In Western Pennsylvania.  What a delicious little reprieve after the long cold days of winter.  It feels like Spring.  Even the flowers think so…  my crocuses have pushed their bright yellow and purple petals up through the cold ground – seeking the sun.  At the end of the day,  I cruise down the road – sun roof open, jacket discarded on the passenger seat.  I, too, am seeking the sun.

I cannot take another day of heavy coats, gloves, snow boots and  hats.   My boys are begging to wear shorts to school.  In my best mom tone, I tell them “No!  It’s February!,” but a little voice inside wants to let them.  My sweaters have been shoved to the back of the closet in favor of lightweight colorful blouses and soft cotton pants.  Every morning I look longingly at my strappy sandals and little summer dresses.  I’m even ready for “summer” jewelry…  ankle bracelets, toe rings, and delicate little necklaces like these…

I absolutely love this Victorian bib necklace.  It’s incredibly light and feels as smooth as silk against your skin.  Hundreds of individual gold links have been carefully woven together to create this effortless look.  Pair it with a one-shouldered goddess-style dress for the perfect “night out” look, or with your favorite cropped jeans and halter for a casual effect.  It’s available now on our website for just $1350.00.


Choose one of these vintage beauties for your 2017 summer wardrobe.  The yellow gold adds warmth and classic style to every outfit.  The twin drop necklace is available on our site – be sure to check it out today.  The second pendant is a steal at $250.00 – but you’ll have to come to Joden to get it!  It’s a beautiful day for a drive and we’re open until 5…

You can go to our site and look, or come to Joden and touch.”

Written by Carrie Martin

Photos by Carrie Martin and Shelly Isacco


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