What’s New – Volume 90

Joden Girl

Baubles, Bling and the Latest Things

Often, in jewelry, what’s old becomes new again.  With each new generation of fashionistas and style-icons, we find inspiration for the future by looking to the past.  Albeit short, the Edwardian era is one of the most imitated and reproduced periods in jewelry.  Lasting from 1901-1910 (marked by the reign of King Edward VII), the Edwardian period celebrated classically feminine, lacy jewelry.  

This pendant showcases everything that made early 20th century jewelry desirable.  A 14-karat yellow-gold base is topped with platinum and set with fifty-nine diamonds of both Old Mine and Old European cuts.  These gems offer 2.70 carats of sparkle.  These gems have an average color grade of G and an average clarity grade of VS-SI.  Bright and colorless, these diamonds cover every swirl and whorl of this curvaceous creation. 

Nestled deep into the center of the piece and held in place by six yellow gold claws is one creamy natural pearl.  The warm golden tone of this pearl brings a feeling of warmth to the otherwise crisp and colorless necklace.  When shown from behind, it’s clear that this beauty was converted from a brooch.  There are two smooth pads on the left and right sides where the pin stem was once attached.

Although we did not remove the pin stem from this piece, it was definitely done by an expert jeweler.  The craftsmanship is superb and doesn’t detract from the value of the pendant in the least.  Crafted around 1910, this necklace is available for $3,750.00.  Add timeless elegance to your wardrobe with this beauty available now at Joden Jewelers.

“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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