Joie de Vivre jewelry

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The dark matrix and unusual trapezoid shape of the serpentine stones give this 16 1/2" necklace and 1.5" earrings a decidedly reptilian look, though there is nothing insincere about the jewelry set. The phrase "crocodile tears" has been traced back to a 16th century archbishop, and it's also found in Shakespeare's Othello. Interestingly, "crocodile" is Greek in origin and translates to "worm of the stones", which is perhaps not a terrific image but relates well to the necklace. Bright green chrysoprase rounds and sterling silver beads separate the "crocodile tears".

Cost: $77.00 USD

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Length: necklace - 16 1/2"


  • serpentine beads
  • chrysoprase beads
  • sterling silver beads
  • sterling silver wire and earwires
  • sterling silver toggle clasp
  • Soft Flex moderate duty nylon coated stainless steel cord (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 beads and beading cord should withstand determined toddler tugs and pulls. As with all beaded jewelry: do not let young toddlers chew on it.

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This bold 16.5" necklace can be worn with higher necklines, such as boatnecks and crewnecks, as well as moderate scoop necks and v-necks. Deeper necklines may make the necklace appear out of proportion.