Joie de Vivre jewelry

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Thou that art now the world's fresh ornament

In addition to plays, William Shakespeare wrote more than a hundred sonnets on love and loss, such as the famous "Let me not to the marriage of true minds / admit impediments" and "Shall I compare thee to a Summer's day?". This line is taken from the first sonnet in which Shakespeare honors the beauty of the moment and urges the passage to heirs such that "beauty's rose might never die". What does it take to be the world's fresh ornament? Is it only youth or something more? In this necklace, a bold pendant of pink tourmaline gemstones set in sterling silver could be as a flower or compass rose, or both. The deep pink is offset by the soft glowing light of pearls and Czech glass, and touches of contrasting green appear in the Swarovski crystal beads and Japanese seedbead spacers.

Cost: $170.00 USD

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Length: necklace - 18"

Materials:

  • faceted pink tourmaline gemstones set sterling silver
  • freshwater pearls
  • Czech glass coated beads
  • Swarovski crystal beads
  • Japanese glass seedbeads
  • sterling silver beads
  • sterling silver hook & eye clasp
  • Power Pro moderate duty braided Spectra Fiber™ (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 bead thread is strong but pearls are relatively soft and should be treated with care. 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. This is an elegant design that may be paired equally well with a casual outfit or evening wear.