Joie de Vivre jewelry

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Roundness is a theme in this short 16" necklace: round new jade serpentine coin beads and round gold-plated brass links in the chain. Smooth surfaces and rolling round is a great metaphor to pass the pervasive but frivolous spot checks like, do you have a club card? (No.) Do you want to answer a few questions for a survey? (No.) New jade is a name given to serpentine that resembles the translucent green properties of the gemstone jade. What is called "jade" is somewhat confusing: Mesoamerican jadeite is "jade" as is the traditional Chinese nephrite "jade". The two minerals are similar in composition but differ in structure, with nephrite containing interlocking fibers for added strength. Although serpentine can resemble jade, the composition, structure, and hardness are different; "new jade" serpentine is softer than jade. This short necklace fastens easily with a large gold-plated brass hook & eye clasp.

Cost: $27.00 USD

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Length: necklace - 16"


  • new jade serpentine coin beads
  • magnesite round beads
  • Czech glass seedbeads
  • gold-plate brass oval chain
  • gold-plate brass hook & eye clasp
  • Accuflex 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 chain. As with all beaded jewelry: do not let young toddlers chew on it.

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This 16" necklace works best with a high neckline like a boatneck or a lower one like a scoop neck.