His and Hers – Volume Two

Joden Girl

Baubles, Bling and Modern Rings

These days, anything goes with wedding bands.  The choices are eclectic and varied – everything from classic to contemporary with a bit of whimsy thrown in for fun.  I love the challenge of helping each couple find the pair of bands that speaks to them.  It’s the only tangible evidence of the commitment they’re about to make – as such, these rings should be the perfect combination of beauty and function.


One of our newest pieces in the estate department is this ultra modern gents band.  Made from a subtle combination of 14 karat white and rose gold, this ring is sleek and sophisticated.  The outer perimeter creates a gently rounded square that has been accented by a series of parallel grooves.  The white gold edges feature a high polish finish, while the rose gold center has a satin sheen.    One shining diamond accents the ring, a princess cut weighing exactly .32 carats.  Moderately priced at $1,275 – this is one handsome wedding band!

Once I had the men’s band in my hand, I began the search for the ideal complement to it.  I wanted something equally as elegant, and I think I found the perfect choice!  Made from a colorful trio of 18 karat gold, this contemporary gem is a real find!  It, too is part of our estate collection.  Would you ever guess that those three bands spin?  They do!  Each one turns independently, creating what just might be the best fidget spinner ever!  Twenty-four round brilliant diamonds add a quarter carat of sparkle to this Oh-So-Cool ring.  It’s available on our website for just $1,550.

If you and your significant other are searching for wedding bands, consider an estate piece from Joden Jewelers.  You won’t be disappointed.  

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

Written by Carrie Martin

Photos by Dana Jerpe

A Revival

Joden Girl

Baubles, Bling, and Rejuvenated Things

Four months…  that’s how long it’s been since I sat down to share a story, a treasure, or a lovely little trinket with you.  I’m excited to be back – I feel rejuvenated! 

In business and in life, a new year often inspires (or requires) us to do inventory – whether it be a mental accounting of our own day to day habits or an actual itemization of our assets and possessions.  Joden is no exception.  The month of January (and often February) has us going over every single piece of jewelry…  Every.  Single.  Piece.

The most mundane part – the absolute worst part – of inventory is writing new tags.  Those tiny gold tags that are attached to each item.  I hate writing tags.  A lot.  I prolong it.  I ask my coworkers to write them for me.  Anything for a distraction.  My favorite form of procrastination is trying on jewels – especially rings!  I like to stack them on my left hand so that I can admire them while writing those darn little tags! 

That’s exactly how I discovered these beauties.  I was digging through a tray of vintage rings (not writing tags!) and there they were.  Just waiting for me.  Imagine this pile of rose gold goodness stacked on each finger, three or four rings high – maybe a midi band (a charming little ring worn between your top two knuckles) or two… Victorian treasures too good to resist!  These antique bands were all the rage during the 1880’s and 1890’s.  Sometimes referred to as “Cigar Bands”, they feature deeply engraved patterns in an eclectic mix of styles. 

There are flowers and leaves, tiny four-leaf clovers, lacey edges, and scrolled lines.  Some are gold-filled while others are crafted from 10 or 14 karat.  Each one is over 150 years old – some still have initials and wedding dates carefully inscribed inside.  I love them all…  especially the fourth one from the top.  It’s mine.  I wear it on the middle finger of my left hand.  Its soft rosy glow is a perfect complement to the cool platinum and buttery 18 karat yellow gold of my wedding rings (shown below).

They are ideal wedding bands, right-hand rings, middle and index finger rings.  They’re adorable midi rings, and perfect for everyday wear.  Each is unique with a style all its own.  Come visit me at Joden – you’ll be as enchanted as I am!

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

Written by Carrie Martin

Photos by Shelly Isacco

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