Joie de Vivre jewelry

L G N   ( l i t t l e   g o l d   n e c k l a c e )

I was thinking what kind of necklace would be the equivalent of Coco Chanel's "little black dress", and I arrived at the LGN (little gold necklace): a gold necklace with a luminous pearl accent that falls right around the collar bones. It could worn with t-shirts of all necklines and peek out from under a collared shirt. The components are simple but visible. Even the magnetic clasp is easy to use and simple in appearance.

Cost: $75.00 USD

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M a t e r i a l s  &  C a r e 

Length: necklace - 17"


  • freshwater pearls
  • 14kt gold-fill wire
  • coated 24kt gold Japanese glass seedbeads
  • 14kt gold-fill cable chain and magnetic clasp

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 doubled delicate gold chain 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.

W h a t  t o  W e a r 

This 17" necklace was designed to be an accessory workhorse: dressing up casual tops, adding a soft glow to work attire, accenting an evening outfit. The only difficulty might be in pairing it with a chunky turtleneck where a longer necklace would be needed.