Joie de Vivre jewelry

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The pyrite in this 17" necklace wouldn't fool people into thinking it gold, but some pyrite nuggets have a more pronounced golden sheen and definitely they have the weight of gold. The nuggets rest between rectangles of mica, a rare find given how soft the mineral mica is. (These beads have been coated for durability.) Actual 14kt gold-fill beads act as spacers to these dark golden stones for a terrific warm-hued monochromatic jewelry piece.

Cost: $80.00 USD

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Length: necklace - 17"


  • mica beads
  • pyrite beads
  • 14kt gold-fill beads
  • 14kt gold-fill toggle clasp
  • Soft Flex heavy duty nylon coated stainless steel cord (40 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 metal.

The beads and beading cord should withstand toddler tugs and pulls, but care should be taken with the mica beads because they can be broken through rough handling. As with all beaded jewelry: do not let young toddlers chew on it.

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This 17" necklace works well with higher necklines such as boatnecks, shells and crewnecks as well as moderate scoop necks and v-necks. It may look out of proportion with deeper necklines.