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Baubles, Bling, and Vintage Rings

I love Christmas morning.  The frenzy of sorting through the mound of gifts as my children search for their name on the colorful tags…  the torn paper flies around the family room as the boys rip into each present.  Once they have opened the last gift, and they’re checking out all the goodies, a light bulb goes off…  Stockings! 

I love stockings; they have always been my favorite part of Christmas morning.  My mom tucked special little trinkets into ours, and I strive every year to do the same.  There are the necessities – a new toothbrush, Milk Duds, beef jerky, and socks.  Candy canes filled with Reese’s cups and M-n-M’s stick out of the top.  And (hopefully) there will be two or three little surprises, something really cool nestled into the toe of each stocking.

You know what would fit perfectly into that spot?  A Joden box!  It should, of course, be filled with one of these charming vintage rings!

The appeal of each ring is undeniable…  from the tiny squares of turquoise to the rose cut diamond trim.  Each one is a Christmas dream come true. 

Pricing begins at $600.00.  These are just a sample of the unbelievable selection available every day at Joden Jewelers.  This holiday season, let our experts help you find the perfect gift for every name on your list.  

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

Written by Carrie Martin

Photos by Carrie Martin and Shelly Isacco

Holiday Hours: December 14th-22nd.  We will be open until 8pm for your shopping convenience.

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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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