Joie de Vivre jewelry

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A lovely fall day in Ashland, Oregon's Lithia Park is the inspiration for this sparkling necklace of garnet and Swarovski crystal. Ashland boasts one of America's oldest Elizabethan theaters, styled after the famous Globe theater in London, and every year the Oregon Shakespeare Festival presents a variety of Shakespeare's plays. Lithia Park is the gorgeous 100 acre park extending beyond the grounds of Festival campus, and there are few greater joys than strolling the park before or after a show, when the sun in shining through the golden leaves and amid the sounds of rippling laughter and water streaming over stones. Hessonite garnet is calcium aluminum silicate garnet type; in garnets, the silica tetrahedra are embedded within cubic crystals formed of other elements such as calcium, aluminum, magnesium, manganese and iron. The reddish-brown color is due to inclusions of manganese and iron. The Swarovski crystal adds bright flashes of color, like reflections off the water.

Cost: $149.00 USD

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Length: necklace - 17"

Materials:

  • hessonite garnet rondelle beads
  • Swarovski crystal beads
  • 14kt gold-fill beads
  • vermeil toggle clasp
  • Power Pro moderate duty braided Spectra Fiber™ 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.

The beading cord and components are robust, but trouble could ensue if a youngster grabbed one but not both of the strands. As with all beaded jewelry: do not let young toddlers chew on it.

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This 17" necklace is versatile and can be worn with casual tops (crew necks, V-necks) and higher-neck blouses or deeper V collared shirts.