Joie de Vivre jewelry

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The water cooler is like a watering hole; creatures come throughout the day to drink, refresh and catch up on what's happening in the surrounding areas. This simple necklace is perfect for this workday ritual; it's lightweight but strong and softly neutral to pair well with most tops and blouses. The mineral quartz is colorless, and trace elements are what give color to amethyst, citrine, smoky quartz and of course rose quartz. Iron, titanium or manganese are generally responsible for the pink hues of rose quartz, though phosphate or aluminum may also be trace elements. Natural rose quartz color is usually photosensitive, meaning that it fades with time and exposure to strong sunlight, which is why many rose quartz beads are dyed. The gemstones used in this necklace are natural (not dyed) and may lighten further with exposure to sunlight.

Cost: $49.00 USD

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Length: necklace - 19.5"


  • rose quartz beads
  • freshwater pearl beads
  • Japanese glass beads
  • sterling silver beads
  • sterling silver hook and eye clasp
  • Power Pro moderate duty braided Spectra Fiber™ (30 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 beading cord is quite strong, and the rose quartz stones are relatively hard. Care should be taken with the pearls as they are softer and can scratch and the small Japanese glass beads can break when squeezed or pinched directly, but overall the necklace should be robust to tugging hands. 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 varieties of necklines. The 19.5" necklace length means the necklace will lay flat and look balanced with crew necks, boat necks, turtle necks and shallow scoop necks. It might look awkward with V-necks, but it is long enough that it could be paired over a collared shirt, if the top button was around the breastbone or so. It is a mid-length necklace with small lightweight stones so it is hardly noticeable to wear.