Joie de Vivre jewelry

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Though the lands are arid and trees few, the southwest does offer outstanding minerals in the form of copper and turquoise. The Sleeping Beauty turquoise nuggets in this 20"-21" necklace are from the famous mine of the same name outside Globe, Arizona. The mine closed in 2012 to focus on copper production, increasing demand for the ever popular sky-blue gemstones. I acquired these nuggets in 2006 before prices sky-rocketed which means I can pass along some savings. The rich blue Sleeping Beauty accompanies pale blue Nevada turquoise with matrix. Bright copper spaces the stones for classic southwest appeal. Clasp is a copper lobster claw with a short strand of copper rings for slight length adjustment.

Cost: $98.00 USD

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Length: necklace - 20"-21"


  • Sleeping Beauty turquoise nuggets
  • Nevada turquoise ovals
  • brushed copper discs
  • copper beads
  • copper components
  • copper lobster claw clasp
  • Soft Flex nylon coated stainless steel cord

Care & cleaning: Beading cord may be frayed or severed through hard jerks or prolonged exposure to rough or sharp edges; store necklace flat when not in use to prevent stretching or fraying 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 materials and cord in this necklace are robust to most tugs and pulls, but care should be taken to prevent hard impacts which can damage the softer turquoise. As with all beaded jewelry: do not let young toddlers chew on it.

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This 20-21" necklace works well with a variety of necklines. The gemstones are heavy enough to lie flat against fabrics including sweaters with some texture, and the necklace is long enough to be worn under turtlenecks.