Joie de Vivre jewelry

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Diopside is a member of the pyroxene family (silicon-aluminum oxides) and common to the upper mantle along with olivine (peridot gemstone). Chromium is responsible for the bottle-green color of these diopside chips, which is why they're often called chrome diopside. Chrome diopside beads tend to be smaller to showcase the deep green color that unfortunately can appear almost black in larger stones. Gemstone grade diopside is rare and found primarily in Russia and Pakistan. This 16" necklace is a colorful accent piece close to the collar bone or it can be doubled and worn as a wrap bracelet.

Cost: $59.00 USD

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Length: necklace - 16"


  • diopside chips
  • dyed freshwater pearls
  • sterling silver beads
  • 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 16" necklace can be worn with casual tops (crew necks, V-necks) and higher-neck blouses or deeper V collared shirts, though it might look out of proportion with deep scoop necks or V-necks. It can be doubled and worn as a wrap bracelet; see the necklets page for other examples.