Joie de Vivre jewelry

m i l k   &   h o n e y 

Once I was introduced to the method of making black tea with milk and honey, I never went back. Tea purists will eschew such heresy, but it is delicious. The creamy color of milk and warm glow of honey are combined in this long, supple necklace of freshwater rice pearls and spessartite garnet. Spessartine garnet is a variety richer in manganese than iron and usually contains some amount of almandine (orange-red) garnet. Each bead has been hand-knotted with fine silk thread for superior fluidity and drape, and the necklace has a sterling silver toggle clasp for when the necklace is used as a multi-wrap necklace or bracelet (as a single strand, it easily fits over the head).

Cost: $114.00 USD

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M a t e r i a l s  &  C a r e 

Length: necklace - 35"


  • freshwater rice pearls
  • spessartite garnet gemstone beads
  • sterling silver toggle clasp
  • silk thread

Care & cleaning: Silk thread may be frayed or broken through exposure to rough or sharp edges; store necklace flat when not in use to prevent stretching or fraying silk thread. Clean with warm soapy water and avoid chemical or abrasive cleaners. Use a soft jewelry polishing cloth to clean tarnish appearing on silver.

Silk thread is a strong material but hard, sustained tugging can stretch the thread and more importantly distort the spacing between knots. As with all beaded jewelry: do not let young toddlers chew on it.

W h a t  t o  W e a r 

This long 35" necklace can be worn as a single strand or doubled as a 17.5" necklace. It can also be wrapped 4x-5x as a lovely lightweight wrap bracelet (see other examples on the necklets page). When doubled, the necklace pairs well with other necklaces for a nice layered look (see chardonnay on the tasting menu).