Joie de Vivre jewelry

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In the Zen story A Parable, a man flees from a tiger by grabbing a vine and jumping over a precipice only to be confronted with another tiger below him, also waiting to eat him. As he considers the tiger above and the tiger below, he spots a strawberry growing on the vine - how sweet it tasted! The analogy of strawberry:tiger::life:death refers to the sweetness of the moment, of life in the face of our certain demise. The pendant is gold-plated brass with a resin coating over the paper to protest against general wear and the elements, and the box chain is 14kt gold-fill.

Cost: $42.00 USD

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Length: necklace - 18"

Materials:

  • gold plate brass pendant with resin coating
  • 14kt gold-fill chain

Care & cleaning: Clean with damp washcloth (do not submerge) and avoid chemical or abrasive cleaners. Use a soft jewelry polishing cloth to improve shine.

The most fragile element is the gold-fill jump ring attaching the pendant to the chain, and this should survive hard tugs. As with all jewelry: do not let young toddlers chew on it.

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This 18" necklace and pendant are versatile and can be worn with casual tops (crew necks, V-necks) and higher-neck blouses or deeper V collared shirts.