Joie de Vivre jewelry

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There are strong opinions when it comes to these reproductive organs - ovaries, fallopian tubes, uterus, vagina - and yet they are internal organs. Do we get so excited about spleens? Gallbladders? Kidneys? Lungs? Even hearts or brains? So much anger and division over simple biology. People have their opinions, but even as my son learned in first grade, opinions are not facts. This necklace is for those who would simply like to claim their internal organs, and what happens with those organs, as their own and plan their lives accordingly.

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation have noted that one of the most cost effective investments a country can make in its future is voluntary family planning. To that end, they are working to bring access to high-quality contraceptive information, services and supplies to 120 million women and girls in the poorest countries. Closer to home, Planned Parenthood offers access to similar information and services. Regardless of how one feels, the fact of making it possible for women to plan when they have children seems like a wise choice and worth supporting. This link will take you to the Gates Foundation family planning project website.

Obviously, the organs featured in the necklace are not to scale, but the combination balances aesthetics versus accuracy. There are two small freshwater pearls for the ovaries, two curved silver plated brass tubes for the fallopian tubes, a radiant oval shell for the uterus and coin pearl for the vagina. It's about 4" in width and 2 1/2" in height, attached to sterling silver chain and fastened with a lobster clasp.

If you love the design but would prefer it smaller, see my reprodutive organs (small)

With each necklace purchase, I will donate $20 to Planned Parenthood.

Cost: $52.00 USD

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Length: necklace - 18"


  • mother of pearl shell bead
  • freshwater pearls
  • silver plated brass tube beads
  • sterling silver beads
  • sterling silver cable chain
  • sterling silver lobster clasp

Care & cleaning: Store necklace flat when not in use to prevent kinking tube beads or distorting the pendant. Clean with warm soapy water and avoid chemical or abrasive cleaners.

The silver tubes are thin-walled and can become distorted with only moderate tugs, so it would be best to keep this out of younger hands. As with all beaded jewelry: do not let young toddlers chew on it.

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