Style Then and Now

Joden Girl

Baubles, Bling and Scattered Things

For more than a hundred years, designers have embraced the appeal of diamonds.  There’s no doubt that jewels dripping with gemstones elicit “oohs and aahs” but I can’t seem to resist the quiet allure of an understated beauty.  A classic piece that can be worn every day with absolutely anything is my jam.

Like this locket…  dangling from a handsome 28″ curb link chain, the charming matte finish of this Victorian piece is only exceeded by the sparkle of the seven diamonds sprinkled across it.  These European Cut gems combine to bring .80 carat of bling.  Personalize it by adding your most treasured photos to the inside.  It’s nestled inside the original plum colored velvet box and is moderately priced at $2,980.

It pairs perfectly with this turn of the century bangle.  Measuring just over one half-inch wide, this bit of arm candy is made from 14 karat yellow gold.  The top portion is set with a series of five Old European Cut diamonds that have been claw set into an evenly spaced line of expertly formed recesses and have a combined weight of .75 carat.  Bling up your wrist for just $2,250.

Rounding out our trio is this modern band.  I love that the same style that dazzled jewelry fans in the 1800’s is still delighting us today.  The warm 14 karat yellow gold of this wider band is a haven for the ten round brilliant diamonds that are burnished into the surface.  Intermittent spacing is everything – combine it with a half carat of sparkle, and you have a real winner for just $1,480.

Embrace your yellow gold passion with this eclectic trio available at Joden now.  

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

Written by Carrie Martin

Photos by Dana Jerpe

Joe’s Special Box – Volume 85

Joden Girl

Baubles, Bling, and A Collector’s Things

If you’re a regular reader, then you know all about Joe’s Special Box!  It’s a veritable treasure trove of vintage gems…  you can find anything from a Victorian baby ring for $200 to a incredibly rare Swiss Enamel bracelet priced at over $8,000.00.  I love digging in the box, turning each bag over to see what’s inside.  

Lockets are a favorite – an old-fashioned keepsake.  Fill it with tiny photos, a hand-written note or even a lock of hair…  our customers are always seeking the perfect one.  This Art Nouveau beauty just might be it!  I am captivated by every element.  The bright yellow gold has a matte finish and features a sculpted fan-like shape.  A trio of blue sapphires are bezel set in a vertical line down the center of the piece adding a pop of color.  The chain is original to the piece – consisting of a series of interlocking oval links, seven of which are set with sapphires and is moderately priced at $4,800.00.

It layers beautifully with the elongated Lapis Lazuli pictured above.  Converted from an antique brooch, this pendant has three cabochon rich blue stones, each one surrounded by a halo of seed pearls.  The strong contrast between the blue and the white is very appealing to the eye.    This delicious conversion necklace is priced at $2,700.00.

When you visit us at Joden, be sure to ask about Joe’s Special Box.  The ever-changing inventory is eclectic and varied.  It’s worth the visit, just to see this box.

Written by Carrie Martin

Photos by Dana Jerpe

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