Joie de Vivre jewelry

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Gone are the days when I would go traveling...

So begins the Raymond Hannisian lullaby "Song of the Sea" of a sailor recalling bygone days on the ocean and now finding "shore" is a place of arrival but not home. It's a beautiful song though a bit sad; thankfully, there's no need for melancholy with this glowing necklace of materials from the shore: keshi pearls. Keshi pearls and petal pearls describe a similar kind of pearl formed from shell nacre without a nucleus; however, keshi pearls are generally from saltwater oysters and petal pearls from freshwater mussels. They tend to be larger and more well defined than their freshwater counterparts, and for these reasons they cost more. Kamagong is a fast-growing tropical hardwood in the ebony family found in the Phillipines; it is listed as a vulnerable species due to loss of habitat and export of items is controlled by the government. The pearls and wood are strung with knotted silk thread for outstanding drape; there is no stringing material that compares with the fluidity of silk.

Cost: $295.00 USD

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Length: necklace - 20"

Materials:

  • keshi pearls
  • kamagong wood beads
  • sterling silver beads
  • sterling silver toggle 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 20" necklace works well with a variety of necklines and styles, from turtlenecks and boatnecks to scoop necks and shells. It is an eye-catching necklace that suits both work attire and evening wear with classic style and terrific feel.