Pick of the Week – Volume Six

Joden Girl

Baubles and Bling with Unbelievable Pricing

I am often amazed at how a truly extraordinary piece of jewelry can occasionally be overlooked amid our vast inventory.  It’s no secret that the cases at Joden are overflowing with treasures of all varieties…  antique, estate, and modern.  Perhaps you’ll remember that some of the most rare and unique items are often scooped up and squirreled away… it’s a private collection called Joe’s Special Box.  For more than two years, I have shared my favorite pieces from this collection in a blog bearing the same name. 

The sixth edition of The Pick of the Week was an earlier personal favorite of mine…  Joe’s Special Box – Volume 11.    Initially I found myself drawn to the charming appearance of the navette-shaped onyx adorned with a delicate seed pearl and rose-cut diamond flower.  

Then I experienced a bit of sticker shock upon learning that this deceptively simple ring was priced at $1,380.00.  I questioned Joe about it and discovered the laborious techniques involved in hand-crafting this Victorian beauty including a time-honored art called trumming.  

As hard as it is for me to believe, somehow this ring still hasn’t found it’s forever home.  That made it a perfect fit for the Pick of the Week!  Painstakingly crafted from a singular piece of 18 karat rosy gold, this triple-split shank gem with seed pearl and rose cut diamond trim is up for grabs.  Originally priced at $1,380.00 on our site, this baby has been reduced to just $980!  Don’t miss out on this short-term deal – the special pricing is available for just one week.  You deserve a bit of retail therapy – go to our site and grab it!

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

Written by Carrie Martin

Photos by Dana Jerpe and Shelly Isacco

Joe’s Special Box – Volume 11

Joden Girl

Baubles, Bling, and A Collector’s Things

When I found this delicate beauty in Joe’s Special Box, I loved it immediately.   Then I saw the price – $1380.00.  While it certainly isn’t the most expensive ring we have, still – I was a bit surprised.  It’s lovely and positively screams quality, however, it seemed a bit high for such a little thing.  I asked Joe about it, and his response was simple…  “Because it’s absolutely beautiful.”

Anyone can see that he’s right.  The ring sits perfectly on the finger with a navette-shaped onyx center accented by three natural pearls and fourteen rose cut diamonds.  I didn’t realize how special the ring was until we started to really study it.  With his loupe in hand, Joe described how the shank of the ring was made – only then did I understand the true beauty of the piece.


The main structure of this ring was painstakingly handcrafted from a singular piece of rosy 18 karat gold.  To form the triple-split shank, the artisan carefully drilled holes into the design, then used a fine jeweler’s saw to remove excess metal.  The photos above show just how precise the handiwork is.  Then an extremely time-consuming process called trumming began.  Strips of cloth that were coated in polishing compound were threaded into the sawn surfaces of the ring – these strips were moved back and forth, time after time until the gold was smooth and polished.  This technique would have taken countless hours.  Suddenly, $1380 seemed like a bargain.  Go to our site and look, surely you’ll agree.

Written by Carrie Martin

Photos by Shelly Isacco

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