Joie de Vivre jewelry

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Encantandor is Spanish for "lovely", and this 14kt gold-fill necklace is lovely and inspired by the Spanish colonial ornate scrollwork style. It features an 18" necklace of 14kt gold-fill large link chain with a pendant featuring a cool blue-green rough aquamarine nugget, bold pearl and shining citrine teardrop. Gold-fill is different from gold-plate both in the thickness and composition of gold used over the base metal. Gold-plating thickness is generally on the order of microns (very small fraction of a millimeter!) and other elements need to be added to the gold in order to achieve a plating that looks gold rather than gold-green or gold-magenta. Plus, such a thin plating will show wear much sooner than gold-fill, which has a much greater gold thickness. By definition, gold-fill is at least 1/20 or 5% pure gold by weight, and it is also shows less wear because a more durable 14kt gold can be used. The freshwater pearl has obviously been dyed, and the citrine gemstone has also been dyed to enhance color. It's a lovely statement necklace for work or play.

Cost: $112.00 USD

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Length: necklace - 18"


  • aquamarine bead
  • dyed freshwater pearl
  • dyed citrine bead
  • 14kt gold-fill beads
  • 14kt gold-fill link chain and lobster clasp

Care & cleaning: Clean with warm soapy water and avoid chemical or abrasive cleaners. Use a soft jewelry polishing cloth to clean tarnish appearing on metal.

The thicker gauge gold-fill chain is strong enough for ten toddlers, and though the gold-fill wire used to secure the gemstone pendant to the chain is not quite that strong, it is likely to be strong enough to withstand the tugs and pulls from one determined little one. As with all beaded jewelry: do not let young toddlers chew on it.

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This 18" necklace and pendant are versatile and can be worn with casual tops (crew necks, V-necks) and under blazers or collared shirts. The classic design and gorgeous gemstones means it works equally well for a night out or more formal occasion.