Joe’s Special Box – Volume 68

Joden Girl

Baubles, Bling, and A Collector’s Things

Joe’s Special Box is a virtual treasure trove of super sweet vintage jewels.  What was once a small square box has now become three overflowing bins…  one of which is nothing but rings.  Dainty Edwardian charmers, Art Deco gems and a few Victorian beauties like this one.  

Made in England in 1887, this 15 karat yellow gold enchantress is absolutely perfect.  Set in a diagonal swirl across the center are an alternating series of three natural pearls and a two bright red rubies.  Engraved scrolls fan out from the center section adding another layer of dimension.  A series of hallmarks are deeply etched into the inside shank of the piece, ensuring the karatage as well as the age of this 19th century prize.  The gold is silky smooth and glides over the knuckle to sit comfortably on any hand.  I love it on an index or middle finger.  The condition is mint – a pleasant surprise for a 132 year old ring.  Add it to your collection now for now for just $680.

Written by Carrie Martin

Photos by Dana Jerpe

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Joe’s Special Box – Volume 61

Joden Girl

Baubles, Bling, and A Collector’s Things

Whimsical!  That’s the word that Joe used to describe this bracelet, and he was SO right!  Handmade during the 1890’s from a rosy 9 karat gold, it’s the best little accessory for summer.  It pairs perfectly with a light cotton dress or your favorite romper.  The look is similar to a station bracelet but so much more.  Each little bead (or station) has tiny cabochon turquoise and pearls burnished into the surface.  One larger gem-set bead dangles from the center.  

Victorians used turquoise with abandon, it was a talisman for them.  They believed it to be a stone of protection; it brought energy, wisdom, and serenity to the wearer.  It is one of the oldest gemstones, it’s use can be traced back to ancient civilizations like the Aztecs and the Shang Dynasty.  Such a rich history for this lustrous blue stone!

Make this vintage gem your lucky charm this summer.  Find it in our Facebook store for just $1450.00.  

“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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Joe’s Special Box – Volume 60

Joden Girl

Baubles, Bling, and A Collector’s Things

I’m a total book nerd.  It’s a dangerous addiction.  As soon as the plot draws me in, I am unable to put the book down.  My surroundings dissolve, the characters become real – I am lost.  In much the same way, this charm has me completely enchanted.  This little Victorian darling combines two of my loves – books and jewelry.

Fabricated in the late 1800’s, this book locket is crafted from 14 karat yellow gold.  The outside features elaborate engraving – the pattern centers on an equal armed cross comprised of four diamond shapes.  Feathery swirls encompass the four corners while a pair of straps appear to hold it all together.  The interior is plain and open, allowing for a tiny keepsake to be saved inside…  perhaps a small photograph, a lock of hair, or even a love letter.  A perfect choice for any girl, young or old.  It can be worn on a chain around the neck or added to a charm bracelet.  Make it yours for just $595.00; available now in our Facebook store.  

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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