Joie de Vivre jewelry

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One of life's great pleasures: a leisurely stroll along an avenue of shops with nothing particular to buy and several hours to burn. With luck there will be a good coffee shop or bakery along the way. The scale of the necklace is light and sleek with nothing to slow the pace of walking and a lovely touch of blue and blue-green to feel the sky. The symmetric design means the stylish sterling silver C-clasp can be featured, as in the picture below.

Cost: $60.00 USD

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If this item is going to be a gift, enter the gift recipient name in the text box when you add this item to your cart. If your entire order is going to one recipient (yourself or other), no other action is needed and you can specify the shipping address in PayPal checkout. However, if you would like multiple recipients in the same order, we can accommodate that! Before you check out, make sure to add a gift box to your cart for each gift recipient in your order. You will be charged $4.95 USD for each recipient other than yourself and you'll need to add the recipient name and address to the gift box text field. Also, each recipient can receive multiple items for the same $4.95 gift box fee; just continue to specify their name when adding items to your cart.

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M a t e r i a l s  &  C a r e 

Length: necklace - 19"


  • chrysoprase gemstones
  • lapis lazuli gemstones
  • sterling silver spacers
  • sterling silver circle clasp
  • SoftFlex nylon-coated stainless steel cord (10 lb load test)

Care & cleaning: Beading cord may be kinked or broken through hard jerks or severed through prolonged exposure to rough or sharp edges; store necklace flat when not in use to prevent stretching or kinking cord. Clean with warm soapy water and avoid chemical or abrasive cleaners. Use a soft jewelry polishing cloth to clean tarnish appearing on silver.

The most delicate items in this necklace are the lapis lazuli beads; they have a moderate hardness and can be cracked or broken with a sharp blow. However, the necklace will survive tugging and pulling. As with all beaded jewelry: do not let young toddlers chew on it.

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Not all jewelry - particularly beaded jewelry - work well with all necklines. The 19" necklace is a longer mid-length, which means it will extend an inch or two below the collar bone for many women. For non-collared shirts, it will look better with higher necklines (think crew necks or high boat necks), and it will be difficult to pair with collared V-neck blouses unless it is tucked inside a deep V. Deep scoop neck and V-neck tees will also be flattering; the key is for the neckline not to compete with the necklace.