Joie de Vivre jewelry

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This relaxed 24" sterling silver necklace features a color-rich sterling silver pendant with paua shell and tourmaline gemstones in pink and green. The pendant hangs from a section of sterling silver chain spaced with sterling silver beads and smooth glass pearls. One side of the chain is a simple sterling silver toggle for easy fastening, and the other is a 1" turquoise leather link with handwritten script "be like water" that is good advice learned from half a lifetime of observing that the greatest good is like water; it gives life and does not strive and flows in places men reject. This is from Chapter 8 of the Tao Te Ching, a classic Chinese text similar in age to the Hebrew Bible.

     In dwelling, be close to the land.
     In meditation, go deep into the heart.
     In dealing with others, be gentle and kind.
     In speech, be true.
     In ruling, be just.
     In business, be competent.
     In action, watch the timing.
     No fight: No blame.

When turmoil and strife threaten to spiral life out of control, these timeless reflections can bring one back to sanity and wholeness. Be like water.

Cost: $103.00 USD

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Length: necklace - 24"


  • paua shell, pink and green tourmaline gemstones set in sterling silver
  • leather link with watercolor paper protected by glaze
  • sterling silver link chain with glass pearls
  • sterling silver double rolo chain
  • sterling silver toggle clasp

Care & cleaning: Clean with a warm soapy washcloth (do not submerge) and avoid chemical or abrasive cleaners. Use a soft jewelry polishing cloth to clean tarnish appearing on metal.

The materials and chain in this necklace are robust to tugs and pulls from most activities. As with all beaded jewelry: do not let young toddlers chew on it.

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This 24" necklace is compatible with most necklines.