Razzle Dazzle Retro


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Baubles, Bling, and 1940’s Things

Wide expanses of gleaming gold artfully set with vivid red rubies and dazzling white diamonds…  this is the image that comes to mind when I think about Retro jewelry.  Beginning at the end of the 1930’s with the onset of WWII in Europe, this period was heavily influenced by the changes happening in the world.  The use of platinum was restricted, paving the way for gold to make what was perhaps the greatest comeback of all time.  Strong designs sculpted from yellow, rose, and green gold made their way into the hearts of Hollywood celebrities and ultimately the hearts of the American people.

Many European jewelry firms shut down during the war, forcing craftsmen and artisans to immigrate to America where the economy was thriving.  These bold yet ultra-feminine dress clips signed Tiffany & Co. showcase all the best bits of Retro jewelry!

Check out that glorious scroll – it curls around in perfect symmetry, giving a bow-shaped appeal to each one.  The center of the bow is accented with gem-fine rubies…sixteen square cut beauties.  The bright pop of color creates the ideal setting for the tiny strip of diamonds sparkling from within.  I love the high-polished finish that completes these treasures.  The surface is sleek and smooth exhibiting a mirror-like reflection.  It’s dazzling.  Glam up a collar, a lapel, or even a sweater with these oh-so-curvaceous clips for $6,300.00.

The Retro years (late 1930s-mid-1950s) represent a nostalgic snippet of American history.  The mementos from that time, especially jewelry, are highly collectible and command big prices in the market.  These lookers, made by one of the most iconic and celebrated jewelers of all time are the epitome of Retro.  Don’t just take my word for it, come see them for yourself.  

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

Written by Carrie Martin

Photos by Dana Jerpe

The Little Blue Box

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Baubles, Bling, and Estate Rings

The “Tiffany & Co.” name has been synonymous with premium quality jewelry for more than 180 years; 182 years to be exact.  That’s decades longer than other iconic brands like Cartier, Boucheron, and Van Cleef.  There is no question that receiving the exclusive blue box elicits happiness, even before the box is open.  Untying the white satin bow and cracking the lid open is a joyful moment that you just have to experience.  Whether you’re a lover of pristine new gems or perhaps you crave those vintage estate pieces, Tiffany & Co. is worth every penny.

This legendary brand has an uncanny ability to find new markets for their unique yet classic style.  Maintaining the elegant feel of each Tiffany jewel has been essential in appealing to audiences of all ages.  Like this stellar bypass ring, for example.  Crafted from a bright 18 karat yellow gold with a cool platinum channel, further enhanced with high white diamonds and electric blue sapphires, the superior quality of this ring will not be denied.  In addition to the intrinsic value of the rocks and metal that make this ring is the value added by it’s enduring style and long lasting wear-ability.  

The market for fine, high-end jewelry remains strong.  Signed pieces from top designers continue to appreciate.  The level of craftsmanship and the exceptional materials used have produced stand-out jewelry that is far more desirable than any “run of the mill” item sold at the mall.  

The sapphire and diamond bauble shown here is available at Joden for just $2800.00.  This ring is as durable as it is beautiful.  Wear it every single day; whether it be on your ring finger, or if you change it up by sporting it on an index or middle finger.  Just wear it.  As always…

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Written by Carrie Martin

Photos by Dana Jerpe

Driving Miss Daisy

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Baubles, Bling, and Flowery Things

Currently my life is a re-enactment of “Driving Miss Daisy”.  I, of course, am the star of the show, Miss Daisy.  The role of Hoke (Miss Daisy’s driver) is being played by a myriad of different actors – basically anyone I can get to take me where I need to go.  I had surgery in December resulting in a cast on my left leg that prohibits me from driving.  So…  here I am.  Miss Daisy.

Earlier this week, I shared a daisy ring with you.  Daisies are my favorite flower.  They’re so happy!  I absolutely have to share this daisy pendant with you.

This pendant was included in my “Twelve Gifts of Christmas” series.  I am shocked that we still have this little gem.  It’s made by “Tiffany & Co”.  Constructed from 18 karat rose gold, it features five pear-shaped lavender amethysts and one tiny round diamond center.  Although it has been retired, it is still available at select Tiffany & Co. stores for $1550.00.  Not a bad price for a Tiffany piece. 


Two reasons why I can’t believe this piece is still here…  First, it’s adorable.  Rose gold is hugely popular and this is a perfect way to add a bit of it to your jewelry wardrobe.  Here’s the second reason.  Brace yourself.  We have this pendant priced at just $750.00!  Less than half of the original price at Tiffany & Co.  It’s a steal!  Make it yours today.

Go to our site and look, then come to Joden –  where everything is coming up daisies!

Written by Carrie Martin

Photos by Shelly Isacco