Joie de Vivre jewelry

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Mexican fire opal provides the warm, glowing feeling of sunshine in this 18" necklace. Fire opal forms under similar conditions as other opal (deposition from silica-rich waters), but the presence of iron leads to fiery orange-red hues not found in other opals. The most valuable fire opals are more transparent stones with bright color though not necessarily "play-of-color" seen in precious opal. The gemstones in this necklace are larger, faceted teardrops with good color and clarity; fine specimens of fire opal. The strand of gemstones were fantastic on their own so they are simply accompanied with 14kt gold-fill chain and a magnetic clasp.

Cost: $273.00 USD

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Length: necklace - 18"


  • Mexican fire opal gemstone beads
  • 14kt gold-fill chain
  • gold plated brass magnetic 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. Clean with warm soapy water and avoid chemical or abrasive cleaners.

Although the magnetic clasp is likely to pull apart before any damage is done, it's still not a good idea for kids to tug and pull on the gemstones since they are strung on a narrower diameter beading cord. As with all beaded jewelry: do not let young toddlers chew on it.

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This 18" necklace is versatile and can be worn with a number of necklines, from higher boatnecks to scoop necks and V-necks, though it is likely too short to fit well with turtlenecks. It has a warm, relaxed style for the office and translates easily to evening wear. It also pairs well with a variety of other necklaces, as seen in the tasting menu.