Joie de Vivre jewelry

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Gemstone chips are an economical way to enjoy the rich jewel bright color of semi-precious gemstones, such as the iolite and tourmaline gemstone chips in this 21" necklace. Iolite's blue-purple color is from trace iron, and in larger gemstones, the color can appear to vary depending how the stone is cut and viewed. Iolite is strongly pleochroic, meaning that different light wavelengths reflect from the crystal depending on angle. Iolite has been called "water sapphire" and it is the gemstone associated with a 21st anniversary. Tourmaline comes from Sinhalese tura mali meaning "unknown gemstones of mixed colors". Generally, gemstones are known by a distinctive color, but tourmaline challenges that presumption by showing magnificent samples across the color spectrum, including pink, green, yellow and even blue specimens. The tourmaline chips is this necklace go from deep pink to green in ombre color. This colorful necklace can be worn as a single strand or multi-strand wrap bracelet. Sterling silver lobster claw clasp.

Cost: $30.00 USD

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Length: necklace - 21"


  • iolite chips
  • tourmaline chips
  • sterling silver beads
  • sterling silver components
  • sterling silver 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 stones. As with all beaded jewelry: do not let young toddlers chew on it.

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This 21" necklace works well with most necklines and shirts with a thinner material, and it can be worn as a multi-wrap bracelet.