Joie de Vivre jewelry

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Heritage is what is passed from one generation to the next; when it comes to jewelry, this usually translates to the best fine jewelry the family has to offer, be it large or small. Although this necklace is terrific, it is not the heritage of fine family heirlooms that I think of, it's a heritage of craft and trade. Throughout the ages, we humans have been creating beads and beaded items and trading them for food, clothing, tools and other items. Making jewelry and bringing it to the marketplace as well as going to the marketplace and exchanging goods is to participate in a tradition older than any modern country; now that's heritage. When I buy goods, it's a great feeling to buy from vendors who are invested in their products and have joy and pride in sharing their products. It's a feeling that I hope buyers of my jewelry also share. This 19" necklace with pearls and gold is a classic design that should complement most styles and tastes. Most cultured freshwater pearls such as the ones in the necklace are products of Chinese mussel farms; the A grade round and rice pearls are from White Lotus Pearl Farms on the coast of China and conform to the Chinese grading system for cultured pearls. The small pearlescent seedbeads are Japanese Delica glass beads, from the Miyuki company. The 14kt gold-fill seamless beads and filigree clasp are made in the USA, as is the Power Pro bead thread.

Cost: $58.00 USD

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Length: necklace - 19"


  • freshwater pearls
  • coated 24kt gold Japanese seedbeads
  • 14kt gold-fill beads
  • 14kt gold-fill filigree clasp
  • Power Pro moderate duty braided Spectra Fiber™ thread (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 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 strong bead thread and small scale components mean this necklace should be robust to determined tugs and pulls, though care should be taken not to crush the small glass seedbeads between hard objects because they will break. As with all beaded jewelry: do not let young toddlers chew on it.

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This 19" necklace is versatile and pairs nicely with higher necklines like boatnecks and crew necks and moderate necklines like scoop necks and V-necks. It should work with most turtlenecks as well, unless the material is especially chunky or thick. The necklace is a lightweight, subtle accent for work or play.