Joie de Vivre jewelry

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As the sun sinks low on the horizon, an orange glow fills the sky and shadows lengthen. The sky pales to grey, then the dark of night settles. In summer, this time of day-to-night is welcome, as one escapes the heat of day and savors the comfort of outdoors. In winter, dusk feels differently; the days are already short and the advancing dark and cold chase people from the outdoors inward. The word "dusk" is likely from the Old English "dox" meaning "dark or swarthy". In the 1200s, the word switched from "dox" to "dosk", then in Middle English "duske". The orange-to-gray hues of dusk are well represented by the feldspar moonstone, with its lustrous milky shine (called andularescence), and grey aventurine. Moonstone is an orthoclase feldspar, on the potassium-bearing side of the alkali feldspar group, not to be confused with oligoclase sodium-bearing feldspars like rainbow moonstone, labradorite and sunstone, whose luster is described more by flashes of light (schiller effect). Feldspars are relatively robust stones (Mohs hardness of 6) but softer than quartz and other brilliant gemstones.

Cost: $148.00 USD

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Length: necklace - 18"

Materials:

  • faceted moonstone briolettes
  • grey aventurine beads
  • Bali silver spacers
  • sterling silver beads
  • sterling silver toggle
  • Soft Touch light duty nylon coated stainless steel cord (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. Also, the gemstones required a narrower diameter beading cord so extra care is recommended when it comes to avoiding sharp tugs, as this can damage the 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 thinner diameter beading cord means the necklaces are not robust to hard pulls and tugs so it's recommended to keep these out of reach. As with all beaded jewelry: do not let young toddlers chew on it.

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This 18" 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.