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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Joe’s Special Box – Volume 57

Joden Girl

Baubles, Bling, and A Collector’s Things

When you visit our showroom, often times you will be treated to a tour of the store…  it’s a visual feast for the eyes.  From pre-owned Rolex watches to fine Art Deco jewels, there is something for everyone.  Perhaps one of the most popular stops on the tour is the Victorian case featuring a vast array of late 19th century mourning jewelry.  Based on the broad range of reactions to some of the pieces available, we’ve dubbed it “creepy and cool”.  

This beauty from Joe’s Special Box would definitely fall into the cool category, not to mention beautiful.  Entirely constructed from 14 karat yellow gold, this elegant bangle is as lovely as it is wearable.  Winking from the center of the fluted buttercup setting is a .20 carat diamond.  It adds a hint of sparkle to an otherwise somber piece.  Sloping down from both sides of the center are black enameled shoulders artfully accented by a pattern of alternating diamond and clover shapes.  Don’t let the delicate appearance of this Victorian beauty fool you, it’s actually quite sturdy and able to be worn every day.  Make it yours for just $1,350.00.

“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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