Pick of the Week – Volume 61

Joden Girl

Baubles and Bling with Unbelievable Pricing

There are lots of reasons why someone might sell a piece of jewelry.  Here are some of the most common options:

  • They no longer need or want it.
  • They need the money more than they need the piece.
  • They are settling an estate.
  • Their style has changed and they want something that suits their taste.

For these reasons and so many others, great antique and estate jewelry is always within our reach.  There’s a steady trickle coming through our front door.  Today, in uncertain economic times, that trickle has turned into a veritable flood.  Our inventory is stacked with delectable jewelry.  This influx of estate goods has inspired us to bring back the Pick of the Week on a regular basis. 

At least four times a month, we will be revisiting an old favorite item and offering it for a new and unbelievable price.  Don’t miss a single opportunity – subscribe to the blog by clicking here, like us on Facebook and follow us on Instagram.  

Today’s featured piece is a true gem – an orange zircon to be precise.  This Edwardian stickpin from the early 20th century first appeared on our site and in this blog in June of 2018 (over five years ago).   Made from a classic combination of platinum and yellow gold, this stylish accessory would add the perfect bit of sparkle to a lapel or necktie.  

Or, if you prefer, it could be converted to a pendant, charm or a ring in our shop.  A glorious oval orange zircon sits center-stage and exhibits a lovely peach hue.  Three old cut diamonds accentuate the north, east and west points.  This understated beauty has been listed on our site for five years at $990.00.  It’s available now for just $675!  

The holidays are just around the corner.  If this stickpin is at the top of your wish-list, don’t hesitate to nab it at this discounted price.  Stay tuned for even more incredible pieces AND pricing.  

“You can go to a museum and look, or come to us and touch.”

Written by Carrie Martin

Photos by Dana Jerpe

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

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