I have a treat for you today, my darlings. Remember a couple of weeks ago when I told you all about Joden and then left you hanging, promising more photos at a to-be-determined time?
That time is now.
Here I am with the lovely Shelly of Joden, frolicking around Gove City wearing a truly staggering amount of Art Deco diamonds and pearls.
That’s a great advantage of visiting jewelry stores in tiny towns: it’s reasonably safe if you decide to put on all their inventory and go run around outside. Definitely bring a friend, though. It’s (probably) safer and definitely more fun that way.
As we discussed last time, Joden is a world-class jewelry store tucked away in an unassuming little town in rural Pennsylvania. I spent a whole day there, having my mind blown by incredible treasures from the obscure and antique to the innovative and brand new.
The charismatic owner, Joe Murawski, told me before I visited that Joden has the best of everything from $5 to $500,000 and oh, my darlings, they truly do. (They also love to buy jewelry, so if you have treasures to sell, give them a call!)
We saw quite a good sampling before, but there’s still more where that came from. Hold on to your hats.
Did you enjoy that giant stack of Art Deco diamonds bracelets up above?? I definitely had fun wearing them. Or draping them on myself, at least. It takes a while to fasten that many bracelets.
This brooch is a slightly earlier piece, a daydream-worthy example of the Art Nouveau style. It’s gold with plique-a-jour enamel: that’s the colorful parts that look like stained glass.
This is a signed piece by notable French jeweler and sculptor Joë Descomps. It shows a delicately detailed couple relaxing in front of the ocean and bears a French assay mark that dates to the year 1900.