Joie de Vivre jewelry

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Gaea is the earth mother, the primordial deity in Greek myths who partnered with the sky (Uranus) to create the Titans. Colors of sky and earth meet in this 17" multistrand necklace of iolite and chrysoprase, semi-precious gemstones are treasured for their intense color and beauty. Iolite, also called "water sapphire," is a ring silicate mineral made strong by tetrahedra. The two strands in this necklace show the possible variation in color, from pale blue purple to deep midnight blue. Chrysoprase is a translucent, vibrant green chalcedony (fine-grained quartz). The gemstones shine from strands with sterling silver oval chain and beads, and the strands connect in a lovely fan-shaped sterling silver hook and eye clasp.

Cost: $227.00 USD

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Length: necklace - 17"


  • iolite faceted teardrop gemstones
  • chrysoprase faceted round gemstones
  • sterling silver beads and components
  • sterling silver hook and eye clasp
  • sterling silver oval chain
  • SoftFlex nylon coated stainless steel cord

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.

Although the gemstones and cord in this necklace are generally robust to tugs and pulls, the sterling silver links in this material are softer and may be distorted or broken with hard pulls. As with all beaded jewelry: do not let young toddlers chew on it.

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This mid-length 17" multistrand necklace works well with higher, flat necklines such as with sheath dresses, or deeper v-necks.