Joden World Resources (Est. 1970) is a family business comprised of entities that operate as a brick-and-mortar jewelry store, an online jewelry source, and a major wholesale supplier to other jewelers within the United States and internationally. Joden buys Estate Jewelry and Collections of any size and value consequently hosting one of the finest collections of one-of-a-kind jewelry to be found anywhere. The collections include antique, estate, and modern jewelry.
The firm’s extensive museum collection of jewelry includes the largest inventory of Giuliano Jewelry to be found anywhere. When operating, the Museum invites and welcomes the public to visit, then look, learn, and touch.
Technically, Joden World Resources is the wholesale division of the company and is a major supplier to other jewelers. Joe Murawski, founded Joden World Resources in Grove City, Pennsylvania fifty 50 years ago and is a purveyor of some of the most amazing creations ever offered. Joden’s store specializes in pieces that are one-of-a-kind. At Joden, shoppers could find a modern diamond engagement ring designed in the last year, as well as a brooch that is nearly 400 years old.
Murawski and his son, Jay, travel to the major jewelry and antique shows in Miami and Las Vegas, buying from and selling to major jewelers from around the world. Some of their pieces have found their way to Hollywood actors.
Joden’s staff has over 220 years of combined experience and includes GIA Graduate Gemologists with extensive knowledge of rare and valuable gems. The on-site repair workshop has the most modern high-tech machinery available and is operated by two master bench jewelers qualified to repair the most precious family heirloom or transform intricate jewelry creations from an idea to reality.
Joden is a full member of the Better Business Bureau, Jewelers Board of Trade, as well as part of the American Society of Jewelry Historians and New York City’s, Diamond Dealers Club. Joden’s jewelry has been featured on the brochure covers of the New York, Las Vegas, and Miami Antique Jewelry Shows.
Joden Jewelers actively participates as a vendor in the Miami Beach International Antique Jewelry Show and the Las Vegas Antique Jewelry and Watch Show. It has received the JCK Jewelers Choice National Award for its own jewelry designs.
Murawski senior never planned to be involved with jewelry. He originally had athletic scholarships for college, but at the last minute, changed his mind, got in his car, and drove to Los Angeles where he enrolled in a gem school. He received a degree as a graduate gemologist and came back to Grove City and opened a store before he was 20.
The store has operated in Grove City for fifty years and Joe and his son, Jay, have combined their skills to develop the company. Jay heads the buying division and is a respected buyer and seller of diamonds and colored stones from Las Vegas to London. Joden’s various collections are comprised of religious items, rings (including engagement rings), stickpins, necklaces, pins, and brooches.
Joden World Resources also hosts the Museum Collection for pieces that have passed through its hands and gone to its customers. Some pieces are not for sale and are stored for posterity. Joden World Resources is also believed to own the largest and rarest collection of the work of Carlo Giuliano (1831-1895).
Experts consider Giuliano to be the master of all jewelers. He was a personal friend and often private jeweler to England’s Queen Victoria. In fact, Joden World Resources owns the world’s third largest collection of jewelry made by Giuliano for Queen Victoria. Only London’s S.J. Phillips and the Victoria and Albert Museum have more.
Some outstanding pieces include a bracelet that is a fully hinged bangle. It is in 18 karat yellow gold gem set with square sapphires, rubies and trimmed in diamonds typical of the time period. Additional features include a pair of shell like images set with mine cut diamonds and a square ruby curl finished with white enamel and featuring powder blue enamel, Etruscan forms. The bracelet like many of Giuliano’s pieces has a touch of black enamel to remind the wearer of Victoria’s loss of Albert.
Another outstanding piece is a rare heart formed, hair locket. The piece depicts the face of a cherub with a powder blue and pink enamel face. There are threads of gold running through the hair of the cherub which is surrounded by a pattern of complex blue and white enamel reminiscent of the Art of Hans Holbein. This type of jewelry is called Holbeinesque and considered a memorial locket.
In April 2019, Allied News reported that Joden took home three top jewelry awards. The first was the result of an estate sale that featured the jewelry of a Hollywood actress, named Tamara Toumanova, a Russian-born ballerina who starred with Gregory Peck in “Days of Glory.”
Toumanova died in 1996 without an heir. Her jewelry was put up for sale, and Murawski bought about 100 pieces including a loose gem and a green-colored stone called tourmaline.
He designed that stone into a platinum ring flanked by two large diamonds. The piece was fashioned by Steve Becker, Joden’s master jeweler. That ring took first place in the category Best Ring Design (valued over $10,000) in the 2019 Jewelers Circular Keystone Jewelers Choice Awards. New York City-based Jewelers Circular Keystone, also called JCK, is an authority in the jewelry field.
JCK chose it as the best from hundreds of pieces. Becker also created two other award-winning pieces that were based on Murawski’s designs. Joden won a first place award from JCK for Best Necklace Design over $10,000 with a design incorporating a platinum, diamond, and black onyx pendant on a platinum collar.
At the American Gem Trade Association Spectrum Awards, Joden won in the Business/Day Wear Platinum Innovation category for a pair of platinum, diamond, and onyx earrings.
The three winning pieces are for sale and Joe Murawski feels confident the right buyers will come along.Sell Joden World Resources All Artists