Joie de Vivre jewelry

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Nephrite is a kind of double-chained inosilicate amphibole more commonly known as jade. However, jade can refer to two different minerals, this one (nephrite) and jadeite. Nephrite can be white or cream colored, but most desirable are the iron-rich dark green gemstones. The Chinese having been carving nephrite jade, which was called yu, for over 3000 years. The gemstone came to embody sovereignty and power in society, and it was important element in rituals of life and death, symbolizing immortality. This short necklace uses nephrite, freshwater pearls and gold beads together on hand-knotted silk thread. These classic elements are secured to sterling silver rollo chain with a lobster clasp. The necklace can be worn as a short necklace or doubled for a terrific wrap bracelet (see other similar necklace re-uses on the necklets page).

Cost: $54.00 USD

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Length: necklace - 16"


  • nephrite jade beads
  • freshwater pearls
  • 14kt gold-fill beads
  • sterling silver rollo chain and lobster clasp
  • silk thread

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

Hard, sustained pulling can stretch the silk thread and distort the knot spacing so it's recommended to keep this necklace out of reach. As with all beaded jewelry: do not let young toddlers chew on it.

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This 16" necklace works well as a short necklace with higher necklines or as a double-wrapped bracelet. The jade and pearls are a classic combination that pair well with a variety of clothing styles.