Joie de Vivre jewelry

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I've preserved the original cost of the malachite and lapis lazuli gemstones in this regal necklace, and the result is a true bargain! In today's prices, the cost of the gemstones alone would be more than the asking price. Queen Tiy was the wife of the pharaoh Amenhotep III and the mother of Akhenaten (who married Nefertiti and whose son is Tutankhamun). She featured prominently in her husband's reign, regularly depicted next to him in statues and reliefs, which was unusual for the times. Such strength deserves a fitting tribute; lapis lazuli and malachite were beloved of ancient Egyptians (think of Tutankhamun's funeral mask, Cleopatra's eye shadow and Egyptian tomb paintings). Add gold to these complementary gemstones, and the result is a stunning necklace with lasting style and beauty.

Cost: $114.00 USD

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Length: necklace - 19"


  • malachite gemstone beads
  • lapis lazuli gemstone beads
  • 14kt gold-fill beads
  • vermeil toggle 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 metal.

Malachite is a softer stone (Mohs hardness 3 1/2 - 4) so hard tugs or sharp impacts could be harmful to the gemstones, and for this, it's recommended to keep out of reach of young hands. As with all beaded jewelry: do not let young toddlers chew on it.

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This 19" necklace is a classic and can be worn with casual tops (crew necks, V-necks) and higher-neck blouses or collared shirts. It is a simple but elegant design that will dress up casual shirts and look equally at home with evening wear.