Joie de Vivre jewelry

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In Robert Frost's poem "Nothing Gold Can Stay" the first green of plants is like gold, and this can be taken literally and figuratively; new growth often starts as glowing green-gold and mellows into the cool hues we love so well. The poem goes on to speak of the transience of beautiful moments, such as dawn giving way to day, so there is also the feeling of pricelessness to nature's new growth and continued renewal - nothing this beautiful and this precious can stay. The two colors, green and gold, are the feature in this intricate bracelet of faceted quartz beads, 14kt gold-fill components and delicate Japanese glass seedbeads. The gemstones are cut in the popular and striking checkerboard style. The champagne quartz is natural, and the green quartz has been heat treated. Because green quartz (prasiolite) often starts as amethyst that is then heated, it has been referred to as "green amethyst", though amethyst is simply quartz as well. The scale of the bracelet supports a larger gold-fill toggle clasp, which makes wearing the bracelet simple and lovely.

Cost: $164.00 USD

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Length: bracelet - 8"

Materials:

  • green quartz beads
  • champagne quartz beads
  • 14kt gold-fill beads
  • Japanese glass seedbeads
  • 14kt gold-fill toggle clasp
  • SoftFlex 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 bracelet flat when not in use to prevent stretching or kinking cord. Clean with warm soapy water and avoid chemical or abrasive cleaners.

The beading cord is strong, but given the number of stones and strands, it wouldn't be a good idea to let young children rub, bend and pull on the strands of the bracelet, particularly with the delicate Japanese glass interwoven among the stones. As with all beaded jewelry: do not let young toddlers chew on it.

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This bracelet can be worn with a variety of styles, from casual to elegant. It is a larger scale jewelry piece that tends to a focal element on its own, so care should be taken when pairing it with other jewelry.