Joie de Vivre jewelry

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Lovely jadeite twists are the focal element of these 2" dangle earrings with 14kt gold-fire earwires. They are accompanied by rectangular freshwater pearls and dyed potato freshwater pearls for balance. Nephrite jade and jadeite are both considered "jade", though they different minerals. Jadeite, a pyroxene, is more granular than fibrous in appearance than nephrite, an amphibole with waxy luster, and jadeite is the type of jade treasured by Mesoamericans (Olmecs, Mayans, Aztecs, Incas). Jadeite was used in masks and ritual items, and a piece of jadeite was placed in the mouth of a deceased nobleman to serve as his heart in the afterlife.

Cost: $56.00 USD

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Length: earrings - 2"

Materials:

  • jadeite twist drops
  • freshwater rectangular pearls
  • dyed freshwater pearls
  • 14kt gold-fill wire
  • 14kt gold-fill earwires

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 wearer of the earrings is likely to yelp before any damage is done to the earrings from various tugs and pulls. If the pearls and jade twists are bent out of alignment, they may be gently straightened (14kt gold-fill wire is pliable and should be handled with care). As with all beaded jewelry: do not let young toddlers chew on it.

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These 2" earrings work with a variety of styles.