Joie de Vivre jewelry

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Common elements of fairytales are beauty that is true and entire and happy endings. What would we say of a modern fairytale? A story of old, maybe with a flaw or two? Courageous people, young and old, still go out in the wide world to seek their fortune and encounter beauty and characters of all kinds. These days, they might trample an "enchanted" creature first before realizing its value and live to regret some Facebook posts, but beauty, worth and happiness are still with us. The pendant of this necklace features a ring of lovely pink topaz gemstones surrounding a blue-green opal, that is, unfortunately, cracked; a modern fairytale. Cracks in opals are common, and the chief concern in jewelry is wear and tear. Careful handling should ensure years of enjoyment. The necklace is made of coated stainless steel wires secured with a slim torsion clasp.

Cost: $84.00 USD

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Length: necklace - 18"


  • faceted opal and pink topaz gemstones set sterling silver
  • stainless steel multistrand wire

Care & cleaning: Clean with warm soapy water and avoid chemical or abrasive cleaners. Use a soft jewelry polishing cloth to clean tarnish appearing on silver.

The pendant and chain are robust to toddler tugs, but as with all beaded jewelry: do not let young toddlers chew on it.

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This 18" necklace and pendant are versatile and can be worn with casual tops (crew necks, V-necks) and higher-neck blouses or deeper V collared shirts.