Have Them Your Way

 Joden Girl

Baubles, Bling and Birthstone Things

All week long, we’ve been celebrating our stick pin obsession; we even created our own hashtag to help share the love – #stickpinobsession.  We have hundreds of these tiny treasures in every shape, size and theme.  There are flowers, animals, crescent moons and horseshoes.  From Victorian to Art Deco – we simply can not help ourselves!  

We have four trays overflowing with these little beauties – a resource we often utilize to fashion conversion jewels.  Stick pins are easily converted to rings, pendants, and charms.  One of our favorite things to do is create custom charm bracelets – multiple motifs perfectly blended to reflect your personal style and story.  You can even design a family piece using birthstone stick pins!  So fun, right?

The above photo features an array of stick pin wonders arranged from January to December – a little bit of everything from garnets to turquoise and a few special ones for our August and September babies.  

If peridot is your birthstone, mark your spot with one of these darling gems.  Choose between an elegant Edwardian enticer accented with a square cut peridot, a tiny pearl, and linear engraving priced at $300… or an Art Nouveau number featuring a pair of enameled sea serpents intertwined with a round peridot and a small white pearl priced at $200.  You don’t have to be born in August to nab one of these!

All of you September-born babes don’t want to miss these sapphire sparklers.  Both were made just before the turn of the 20th century – the end of the Victorian era and the beginning of Art Nouveau.  Perhaps you favor the stately lion that crowns the first stick pin.  A golden ring is held between his powerful jaws with a pair of grand garlands draped above a bright blue round sapphire priced at $300.  Or maybe you’re fixated on the sinewy enameled vine depicted in the second pin.  Shades of pastel pink fade into a spring green accenting the round blue sapphire center to perfection, available now for $200.00.  I may have been born in May, but I am definitely a sapphire girl!

Convert these pretties into sweet little rings, delicate pendants, charms with special meaning or leave them as they are.  With hundreds of stick pins in stock, we weren’t able to put them on our site.  But we’d love to do the shopping for you… call us at 800-747-7552 or send an email to carrie@joden.com and tell us what you’re searching for.  

Written by Carrie Martin

Photos by Dana Jerpe

Joe’s Special Box – Volume 16

Joden Girl

Baubles, Bling, and A Collector’s Things

Joe’s Special Box is a haven for all sorts of treasures – rings, pendants, bracelets, and even a few stick pins.  You may be wondering “What’s so special about a stick pin?  Who wears them?”  Let me answer that question for you…  men wear them!  A stick pin is an ideal tie tack, in fact, that’s what they were originally created for!  

At Joden, we have trays full of them, including this lovely Edwardian ornament.  Platinum and gold showcase the Orange Zircon center to perfection.  The addition of three small round diamonds convey a subtle touch of sparkle.   Jazz up those boring old ties with some vintage pizzazz!

You can go to a museum and look or come to Joden and touch.

Written by Carrie Martin

Photos by Shelly Isacco

Conversion Diversion

Joden Girl

Baubles, Bling, and Recreated Things

My mother’s jewelry box was always a mystery to me as a child.  I can see it in my mind so clearly…  a hinged lid that when opened, revealed two drawers of little square compartments overflowing with assorted trinkets and treasures.  I loved digging down into the layers, pulling out my favorite pieces…  a silver charm bracelet with mechanical charms (a tiny rotary telephone with a moving dial, a baby buggy with spinning wheels), a matching earring and necklace set comprised of a series of small wooden beads, and a Retro style ring with a synthetic ruby center.  Piece after piece, each one more intriguing than the next to my six-year-old eyes.  The box always sat on my mother’s dresser, neatly centered in front of the oversize mirror.  Unfortunately, she never wore the pieces inside. 

I know this resonates with many of you.  We all have those pieces that seem to float around the bottom of our jewelry box – getting pushed aside time and again as we sift through  searching for our favorites.  For many of us, the items that don’t get worn are pins…  circle pins, lapel pins, lingerie pins, and stick pins. 

At Joden, we have drawers full of stick pins…  hundreds of them.  We have enameled flowers, seed pearl accented love knots, hearts, and clovers, there are animals of every kind, sparkling gemstones, both silver and gold.  Stick pins are a great accessory and still look good threaded through a scarf or necktie – but if you’re just not a pin girl, here are some charming options. 

 

The photo on the left shows a sampling of former stick pins that have been converted to tiny charms.  The photo on the right showcases one of them on a delicate gold chain.  It’s a perfect pendant; able to be worn every day.  It’s a signature piece that can be worn alone or layered with another necklace or two. 

 

Maybe you have more than one stick pin, or perhaps you would like to start collecting them.  The bracelet on the left is a progression of cabochon gemstone charms- moonstone, amethyst, turquoise, jade, and opal.  The theme of the bracelet on the right is diamond trim – while each charm is uniquely different, the diamond accents bring it all together. 

Whether you have pins of your own or perhaps you need to check out the selection available at Joden, it’s all about conversion – giving new life to an old treasure.

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

Written by Carrie Martin

Photos by Shelly Isacco

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