Joie de Vivre jewelry

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Gatsby hosted glittering parties where "men and girls came and went like moths", strolling across gardens strung with lights, listening to a full orchestra and drinking champagne under the stars. It's a glorious image, but unfortunately, there's a sad footnote to this sparkling scene; as noted by an inebriated guest, the pages of the books in the library were uncut. That is, they were real books, which the guest did not expect, but they were there for the appearance of a library, not actually to be read. People like Tom and Daisy are real enough; their actions and possessions reflect who they are and not who they want people to think them to be, but their indifference to anyone but themselves make them careless too. Both in The Great Gatsby and his first novel This Side of Paradise, wealth and beauty come at a cost, and the cost is usually the chance for real happiness. Thankfully, the modest components of this smoky quartz necklace mean that one isn't required to make that choice: it has bold Art Deco style with the glow of pearl and sparkle of stone, perfect for channeling a glamorous flapper for an evening, at a nice price. This necklace pairs beautifully with the daisy bracelet, and both can be had for less than $200 USD.

Cost: $143.00 USD

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Length: necklace - 20"


  • smoky quartz beads
  • Japanese glass seedbeads
  • freshwater pearls set in sterling silver
  • sterling silver links
  • sterling silver toggle clasp
  • SoftFlex 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.

The delicate Japanese seedbeads between smoky quartz beads are easily crushed so this is not a necklace for little ones to handle. As with all beaded jewelry: do not let young toddlers chew on it.

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Not all jewelry - particularly beaded jewelry - work well with all necklines. Because it is a multi-strand necklace whose strands vary in length, it requires a different neckline than a standard 20" necklace, preferrably a higher neckline (boatneck or crewneck) or low V-neck. It was designed for a flapper-style cocktail dress with a high neckline, but it can be worn with a variety of styles. See the daisy bracelet for a great accessory!