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. Should life's road lead you into peril, remember the wisdom of the Zen koan: there may be a tiger behind; there may be a cliff ahead - ah, but the strawberries here are delicious! It helps that green aventurine is known for good fortune! The gemstone pendant has a nice weight making for nice drape when tied at any length.

Cost: $18.00 USD

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Length: necklace - 30"


  • green aventurine nugget bead
  • leather link with watercolor paper and glaze
  • satin cord

Care & cleaning: Clean with warm soapy washcloth (do not submerge) and avoid chemical or abrasive cleaners, and do not use commercial jewelry cleaners.

The green aventurine pendant and satin cord are robust to heavy-handed tugging, but care should be taken with the leather link which can be damaged with determined tugging. As with all beaded jewelry: do not let young toddlers chew on it.

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This 30" pendant rope necklace can be tied a variety of lengths for a versatile casual accent. Note that the leather link can be slid along the cord for desired placement as well.