Joie de Vivre jewelry

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The majesty of brilliant orange light through blue-purple storm clouds is the inspiration for this long, colorful necklace. Orange sapphire and tanzanite are the glorious gemstones providing the sparkling color, interspaced with warm 14kt gold-fill beads and hammered pendant. Although sapphire is best known as blue, it can be a wide range of color, including yellow, orange, green and pink. Sapphire is corundum, an aluminum oxide mineral that has been prized as a decorative stone since ancient times. It is found in alluvial deposits since it is harder than the metamorphic rock it forms in and withstands weathering to a greater degree. Tanzanite is a blue-purple variety of zoisite, which is a "sister" silicate, meaning that an oxygen atom is shared between two silica tetrahedra and these occur within a larger aluminum oxide matrix. As the name suggests, most tanzanite comes from Tanzania, and it is the most valuable of the zoisites. Zoisites are grouped with the feldspars since both are aluminosilicates with comparable ratios of silicone and oxygen, though their crystalline structure is different.

Cost: $177.00 USD

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Length: necklace - 28"


  • orange sapphire gemstone rondelles
  • tanzanite gemstone rondelles
  • 14kt gold-fill beads
  • 14kt gold-fill hammered disc
  • 14kt gold-fill toggle clasp
  • Soft Touch light duty nylon coated stainless steel cord (10 lb. load test)

Care & cleaning: Beading cord may be kinked or broken through hard jerks or severed through prolonged exposure to rough or sharp edges; store necklace flat when not in use to prevent stretching or kinking cord. The gemstones have narrower holes and the thinner beading cord is more vulnerable to sharp pulls so care should be taken to avoid snagging the necklace on nearby objects when wearing. Clean with warm soapy water and avoid chemical or abrasive cleaners.

The narrower beading cord is more vulnerable to hard tugs so it's recommended to keep this out of reach of young hands. As with all beaded jewelry: do not let young toddlers chew on it.

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This 28" necklace is long, graceful and versatile. It can be worn as a single strand long for a flapperesque look or doubled for a high choker. It also makes an excellent multi-wrap bracelet.