Joie de Vivre jewelry

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As shorter days of fall and winter approach, may your cares be cast off like the swirling falling leaves of autumn. Cat's eye quartz is the distinctive gemstone of this 21" necklace and, warm copper contrasts the cool gleam of the chatoyant quartz. This fibrous structure glow - chatoyancy - is what gives cat's eye its name: "oeil de chat" (cat's eye in French). The sheen results from reflections perpendicular to the parallel arrangement of fibrous structures. The gemstone tiger eye is the most common quartz showing this effect, but chatoyancy occurs in a variety of gemstones besides quartz like beryl, tourmaline, and labradorite. Artisan copper brings warm touches: the patina copper leaves are cast from ficus, and the colorful patina copper ring is handcrafted by Patricia Healey, a popular jewelry artist in Arizona. Copper lobster claw clasp.

Cost: $52.00 USD

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Length: necklace - 21"


  • cat's eye quartz beads
  • patina copper leaves
  • patina copper beads
  • Patricia Healey copper ring
  • pewter link
  • copper beads and components
  • copper lobster claw clasp
  • Soft Flex nylon coated stainless steel cord

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

The materials and cord in this necklace are robust to most tugs and pulls, but care should be taken to prevent hard impacts which can damage the copper. As with all beaded jewelry: do not let young toddlers chew on it.

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This 21" statement necklace works well with most necklines and shirts with a thinner material. The necklace volume and profile are small enough to fit under most collar shirts for a nice layering piece.