Joie de Vivre jewelry

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Peruvian opal is a blue common opal found near the Andes mountains in Peru. It is a translucent stone and may include dark inclusions, such as in these gemstones, or be free of inclusions. The cost varies depending on color and pattern, with larger faceted teardrop gemstones being comparable to other semi-precious gemstones such as good quality amethyst or citrine. These gemstones reminded me of the milky blue-green and dark patterns of kelp on view at the Monterey aquarium. I combined these with dyed freshwater coin pearls to continue the sea theme and added the brushed silver hexagonal beads thinking of viewing window designs. It's secured with a sterling silver hook & eye clasp for ease of use.

Cost: $164.00 USD

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Length: necklace - 17"


  • faceted Peruvian opal gemstone beads
  • dyed freshwater coin pearls
  • sterling silver beads
  • sterling silver hook & eye clasp
  • Soft Flex moderate duty nylon coated stainless steel 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 silver.

The beading cord and components as well as shorter length all contribute to this necklace being more robust to the attention of young hands. As with all beaded jewelry: do not let young toddlers chew on it.

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This 17" necklace works well with higher necklines for casual clothing and work attire, and it might work underneath a collared shirt. It will look its best paired with moderate necklines in light neutral or cooler hued colors, including evening wear.