Signature Series – Volume 13

Joden Girl

Baubles, Bling and Quality Things

Some of the most coveted pieces of estate jewelry are branded jewels.  In fact, we know several companies that deal exclusively with signed goods – for good reason.  There is no doubt that there are some incredible deals out there.  If you’re a savvy shopper and do your research, you can nab yourself a truly special piece of fine jewelry at a fraction of the original price.  At Joden, we love sharing these incredible buys with you!

Tiffany & Co. is one of the most iconic and sought after names in the second hand market.  Not only are they one of the most popular brands, Tiffany is also one of the most prolific makers of jewelry.  Selling more than $4 billion dollars of jewelry each year, this exemplary manufacturer has produced A LOT of bling.

Although the modern pieces from the current collections have their own charm and certainly a cult-like following, it’s the vintage gems that really speak to me.  My most recent obsession is with all things Mid Century Modern.  I’m crazy about the style and spirit of that era.

This bracelet is a perfect example.  Made from 14-karat yellow gold, this 1950’s bit of wrist candy is delightfully whimsical.  Measuring a generous 7.5 inches, it showcases a floral pattern.  Spanning the center section are three identical flowers, each one is comprised of square-cut garnets.  Nestled between them are two smaller links that also highlight those same square garnets.  Combined, these crimson beauties offer approximately 5.00 carats of sparkle.  

It’s the color of those garnets that really gets me…  these gems aren’t brown, or even brownish-red.  Vivacious and lively, these garnets are bright red.  Google tells me that this color is indicative of Pyrope garnet.  Whatever the name – the color is spectacular and best appreciated in person.

Creating the length of the bracelet are a series of gold leaf-like links.  There are ten of these stylized chevrons (like little puffy hearts) on each side, culminating with a spring ring clasp.  The iconic Tiffany signature is artfully fitted onto the back of one link.  I searched the internet for a matching bracelet.  As hard as I tried, I could not locate an exact match.  I found a similar Tiffany piece that was previously listed on 1st Dibbs for $4,130.00.  Our bracelet sold for just $2,850.00!  This incredible piece was out the door before we had an opportunity to post the blog!  Just a quick reminder that pieces do sell quickly – don’t sleep on something you really love.  ♥

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

Written by Carrie Martin

Photos by Dana Jerpe

Signature Series – Volume 12

Joden Girl

Baubles, Bling and Quality Things

In 1999, Tiffany & Co. introduced an exclusive diamond cut.  Patented, trademarked and registered, this unique shape was a captivating combination of facet cuts that created the most extraordinary sparkle.  The outline was square with slightly nipped corners; it was christened the Lucida.  This clever name was inspired by the brightest star in a constellation – the lucidae.  Truly revolutionary, this latest Tiffany innovation was an instant success. 

It’s no secret that when it comes to designer jewelry, estate is the way to go.  Often, you can snag a pre-owned gem at a fraction of the original price.  We recently acquired this classic band from Tiffany & Co.  Constructed entirely of platinum, this size 5.25 ring measures 4mm in width.  Spaced across the center of the band are three Lucida-cut diamonds.  With a combined weight of .15 carat, these petite sparklers truly shine.  Each one is nestled deep into the surface of the band, leaving a completely smooth finish.  

It glides over the knuckle like silk.  The band settles at the base of the finger with a satisfying feeling of weighty comfort.  There’s no question that this ring is a true quality piece.  It’s the kind of thing that you can and will wear every single day. 

Tiffany sold this band for $3,760.00.  As the latest addition to our estate department, it’s available at Joden for just $1,475.00 – a steal!  Check it out on our site today.

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

Written by Carrie Martin

Photos by Dana Jerpe

Signature Series – Volume 8

Joden Girl

Baubles, Bling and Quality Things

The number one brand in the United States, “Tiffany & Co.,” has produced some of the most iconic pieces of all time.  Not only is this revolutionary maker the leading silversmith in America, they’re also famous for superior gold jewelry – like this sweet band.

Circa 1993, this 18-karat yellow gold ring features strong round contours.  If we sliced it in half, the cross-section would be almost circular. There are no sharp edges, just an incredibly comfortable rich golden band with superior style. The simple design makes it an ideal choice for a variety of occasions…  

  • A promise ring
  • A wedding band
  • A push present
  • A graduation gift
  • A birthday gift

My favorite detail is nearly as simple as the ring itself.  Perfectly positioned on the top center of the band are three round brilliant diamonds.  The configuration forms a small heart.  This glittering trio offers .05 carat of sparkle.  A solid border of gold frames the diamonds and completes the heart silhouette.  

Dubbed the “Friendship Heart Diamond Ring,” this beauty is an easy choice.  With clean lines and a modern aesthetic, it’s easy on the eyes.  That smooth golden shape makes it easy to wear. 

And because it’s a near-perfect condition estate piece – it’s also easy on the wallet.  This same ring is selling on other sites for more than $2500.  But at Joden, we’re offering it for just $875.00.  Wear it with the heart facing out for everyone else… or wear it with the heart facing in for yourself.  Measuring a size 5, this ring is available on our site now.  Grab it before someone else does!

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

Written by Carrie Martin

Photos by Dana Jerpe

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