Joie de Vivre jewelry

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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. This 18" necklace features jadeite beads along with labradorite and silvery freshwater pearls that make for a terrific necklace or double wrap bracelet.

Cost: $69.00 USD

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Length: necklace - 18"


  • jadeite beads
  • labradorite beads
  • dyed freshwater pearls
  • sterling silver beads
  • sterling silver S-hook clasp
  • Soft Flex 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 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 silver.

The beads and beading cord should be robust to toddler tugs and pulls. As with all beaded jewelry: do not let young toddlers chew on it.

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This 18" necklace is versatile and can be worn with casual tops (crew necks, V-necks) and higher-neck blouses or deeper V collared shirts. It can also be doubled as a wrap bracelet (see necklets page for more examples).