Joie de Vivre jewelry

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The fluorite in the Fluorite No. 3 Bovary necklace is fantastic, and I used it in this scaled-down version of its flambuoyant relation. Fluorite is a simple halide mineral which is formed when a metal [think periodic table] combines with a halogen element such as fluorine, chlorine, bromine or iodine. Fluorite can be colorless and transparent, but jewelry components tend to showcase the terrific range of color shown by this mineral; from deep purples and teals to pale yellows. Banded stones, like the lower stone in the necklace, are a variety popularly known as Blue John, probably a distortion of the French bleu jaune, for the "blue yellow" bands within the stones.

Cost: $46.00 USD

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Length: necklace - 18"


  • fluorite beads
  • sterling silver chain and lobster clasp

Care & cleaning: Clean with warm soapy water and avoid chemical or abrasive cleaners. Use a soft jewelry polishing cloth to clean tarnish appearing on silver.

Fluorite is a softer mineral so it's a good idea to wear and store the piece in a way to reduce risk of drops and other impacts. As with all beaded jewelry: do not let young toddlers chew on it.

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This 18" necklace is versatile and can be worn with casual tops (crew necks, V-necks) and higher-neck blouses or deeper V collared shirts.