Joie de Vivre jewelry

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Hearing "bella luna!" makes me think of the 80s Cher classic "Moonstruck" - that crazy moon swaying the hearts of reluctant lovers. The circle and sickle shapes of the shell are the moon and the deep blue-purple of the dumortierite is the velvet night. Dumortierite is a nesosilicate which means Sally Silica Tetrahedron is isolated in "islands" within a larger aluminum-rich matrix. Nesosilicates tend to be densely packed and strong, hence a high hardness and aggregate crystal structure. The lovely blue-purple of the stones is natural and comes from trace amounts of titanium.

Cost: $109.00 USD

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Length: necklace - 22.5"


  • freshwater pearl beads
  • dumortierite beads
  • mother of pearl shell
  • sterling silver toggle clasp
  • knotted silk thread

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

The mother of shell components are wire wrapped and connected to sterling silver bead tips, which can sustain normal wear and tear but not repeated or prolonged tugging from a determined toddler! 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. This is a large scale necklace that will look its best against solid colors with higher necklines. It would work well with a t-shirt layered under a casual jacket or dressed up with a solid color dress.