Joie de Vivre jewelry

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At the gem shows, it's common to find faceted quartz gemstones because they are both hard and abundant, which makes them a popular choice for cutting factories. Added to this, there are terrific color choices - either natural, dyed or coated - and the result is a fabulous display of remarkable craftsmanship. The rich brown color of smoky quartz results from free silicone within the silicon dioxide crystalline structure; the silicone can be freed by natural radiation or helped along by radiation treatment in a lab. The checkerboard gem cut resembles the square pattern of the game board and lately it's been applied to some lovely beads, such as these, rather than just the traditional cushion shaped gemstone for a setting. The deep brown color said "coffee!" and this necklace is definitely a perk for the morning routine! The large sterling silver ovals in the chain provide some length adjustment in this versatile mid-length necklace.

Cost: $192.00 USD

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Length: necklace - 17"-19"


  • faceted smoky quartz gemstone beads
  • sterling silver beads
  • sterling silver chain and lobster clasp
  • Power Pro light duty braided Spectra Fiber™ (10 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 sterling silver chain is made of large links that can easily be bent or distorted with determined tugging. As with all beaded jewelry: do not let young toddlers chew on it.

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This adjustable 17"-19" necklace works well with a variety of necklines, from casual tops for everyday to open collared shirts for office wear to V-neck dresses for the evening.