Joie de Vivre jewelry

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Pairing nearest neighbor colors from the color wheel generally works well, but next nearest neighbors can be tricky, like the red orange sardonyx and red purple garnet in this striking bracelet. It works in this bracelet because the sardonyx is relatively pale in color and the garnet is deeply saturated, appearing almost black in color. Sardonyx is a kind of chalcedony - a microcrystallite quartz - with alternating bands of sard and white chalcedony. The mineral hardness and banded color make it a natural material of choice for cameos and other carved jewelry, though in this bracelet, the banded colors themselves are the focus. This makes a nice gift for someone who enjoys strong colors and patterns.

Cost: $37.00 USD

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Length: bracelet - 8"


  • garnet gemstone beads
  • sardonyx gemstone beads
  • brushed sterling silver beads
  • sterling silver beads
  • sterling silver lobster 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 silver.

The beading cord and components are sufficiently tough to withstand some tugs and pulls. As with all beaded jewelry: do not let young toddlers chew on it.

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Given the style and scale, this bracelet is likely best with casual clothes or non-suit work attire; it could be awkward with the sleeves of blazers or tailored jackets.