Joie de Vivre jewelry

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Unlike daughter of atlantis, with it's larger, more regal silhouette, the second cousin in that mythical realm is more fluid and versatile; less striking at first glance but lovely in the details. Atlantis is and always was a fictional island in one of Plato's allegories, used to illustrate the poor choice of siding against Athens (and the gods), and so sinking in ignominy. It was taken up in the Renaissance as a lost civilization representing a utopian lifestyle, and it's been a part of our imagination ever since. Petal pearls are formed in the same way as regular cultured pearls - nacre secreted in layers from mollusk shells - but without a shaped nucleus, which leads to the irregular freeform shapes. These petal pearls are interspaced with delicate seed beads on a knotted silk thread for a graceful look and outstanding drape.

Cost: $112.00 USD

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Length: necklace - 28"


  • dyed petal pearls
  • seed pearls
  • 14kt gold-fill bead tips
  • sterling silver lobster clasp
  • silk thread

Care & cleaning: Knotted silk thread has the best drape among stringing materials, but its very suppleness also requires more careful maintenance. The silk thread may be severed through prolonged exposure to rough or sharp edges, and necklace should be stored flat when not in use to prevent stretching or fraying cord. Hand wash with warm soapy water and avoid chemical or abrasive cleaners.

Pearls are a relatively soft material, and the silk thread may be stretched or frayed with hard tugs and pulls. As with all beaded jewelry: do not let young toddlers chew on it.

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This long 28" necklace is versatile and can be worn with casual tops (crew necks, V-necks, turtlenecks) as well as collared shirts. It is a simple design of organic shapes that will complement a variety of outfits and can be worn doubled as a short necklace or as a multi-wrap bracelet.