Joie de Vivre jewelry

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Our modern day "Lady-in-Waiting" is the personal assistant or secretary, though generally without the noble rank or title. Historically, a "lady-in-waiting" was royalty herself, just lower rank than the royal woman she aided. A personal assistant to the Queen has the further distinction of being called a "Lady of the Bedchamber", a somewhat disquieting title that is nevertheless a very prestigious position due to proximity to Queen herself. Queen Elizabeth II has a number of Ladies of the Bedchamber and a Mistress of the Robes, the senior-most lady of the household. This necklace features ametrine, a quartz silicate that shows a transition region between amethyst and citrine. The delicate, paler colors bespeak the behind-the-scenes role of the royal Lady though with grace, class and a fair amount of patience. The gold-fill nuggets are hollow and lightweight, making this an easy, classic accessory for day or evening.

Cost: $76.00 USD

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Length: necklace - 18 1/2"


  • faceted ametrine gemstone beads
  • 14kt gold-fill hollow nuggets
  • 14kt gold-fill beads
  • vermeil daisy spacers
  • vermeil S-hook clasp
  • Power Pro moderate duty braided Spectra Fiber™ 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 metal.

Thanks to strong beading cord and durable components, this practical and lovely necklace is likely to be strong enough to withstand the tugs and pulls from one determined little one. As with all beaded jewelry: do not let young toddlers chew on it.

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This 18.5" necklace is versatile and can be worn with casual tops (crew necks, V-necks) and under blazers or collared shirts. The classic design and gorgeous gemstones means it works equally well for a night out or more formal occasion.