Joie de Vivre jewelry

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The sacred lotus, Nelumbo nucifera, blooms in slow-moving muddy waters, a flower of beauty that is tougher than centuries; its seeds can generate after two hundred years without water. The colors of the lotus are in this 17" necklace of serpentine and Czech firepolish glass spaced with tiny gold. The spotted yellow green appearance of the teardrops is typical of serpentine, a magnesium rich stone found in the Earth's mantle. Czech glass firepolish beads are handcrafted and fired to create a large array of beautiful shining colors like the glinting pale pink in this necklace. The tiny pure gold-plated Miyuki glass seedbeads are the finishing touch, adding a warm glow to a piece that can dress up any outfit. Clasp is a bronze hook and eye shaped as leaves.

Cost: $39.00 USD

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Length: necklace - 17"


  • serpentine teardrops
  • Czech glass firepolish beads
  • 24kt gold-plated Japanese Miyuki glass seedbeads
  • 14kt gold-fill components
  • bronze hook and eye clasp
  • Power Pro synthetic braided beading cord

Care & cleaning: Beading cord may be frayed or severed through hard jerks or prolonged exposure to rough or sharp edges; store necklace flat when not in use to prevent stretching or fraying cord. Clean with damp soapy water and avoid chemical or abrasive cleaners. Use a soft jewelry polishing cloth to clean tarnish appearing on metal.

Although the materials and cord in this necklace can withstand tugs and pulls, the glass seedbeads acting as spacers can be damaged with rough handling. As with all beaded jewelry: do not let young toddlers chew on it.

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This 17" necklace pairs best with thin shells or t-shirts with a higher neckline or lower necklines.