What’s New – Volume 70

Joden Girl

Baubles, Bling and the Latest Things

I love tiny treasures.  Dana and I squeal with delight when we stumble across a super sweet little bauble.  It’s awe-inspiring that someone was able to create these miniature pieces of perfection – they’re almost always vintage.  Modern new jewelry isn’t nearly as cool as the old stuff.  

Earrings from the early 20th century are an unusual find.  Due to the fascination with the bob hairstyle, earlobes were often hidden – a fact that rendered earrings unnecessary.  Because the demand decreased, jewelers shied away from earrings and concentrated their efforts on more profitable choices.  Now, more than 100 years later, the few Edwardian and Art Deco earrings that were made are highly sought after.  

When these petite darlings came in the mail, Dana and I grabbed them.  Even from within the worn plastic bag, we knew they were special.  Who could resist a delicate sapphire and diamond earring?  Definitely not us!  When I read the description provided, I was shocked to read these words…

“Silver, Yellow Gold and Foil-backed Glass Dangle Earrings”

They’re made from a lovely combination of 10-karat yellow gold and silver…  but the stones aren’t real!  Each of the eighteen colorless gems is a foilback.  This old-world technique involves applying a thin sheet of foil with a metallic sheen to the back of a stone to make it appear more brilliant.  Most often, this type of stone is set in a closed back collet, a setting that conceals and protects the foil.  The light blue centers resemble sapphires, but are also glass. 

Authentic and original, these earrings are perfectly sized and look great on the ear.  The leverback style ensures ease of use in addition to the delightful vintage vibe.  Because they aren’t genuine gemstones, they’re a steal of a deal at just $325.00.  If you love them, DO NOT hesitate!  They won’t last long… click over to our website or give us a call to make them yours today.

“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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