Joie de Vivre jewelry

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During the systolic phase of a heartbeat, the powerful lower ventricles of the heart contract to push blood to the lungs and body. The Greek "systole" (contraction) has been used since the 16th century to describe this squeezing of the heart muscle to send blood throughout the body. The delicate sterling silver heart filled with a radiant pearl in this colorful 20" necklace is a reminder of that happy action, even in the worst of times. The stones represent a variety of materials: rhodonite is a single chained Sally silica tetrahedra with manganese providing the rich rose color, green aventurine is a microcrystalline quartz, and turquoise is a phosphate often showing dark iron oxide matrix and found with copper.

Cost: $55.00 USD

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Length: necklace - 20"


  • rhodonite beads
  • green aventurine beads
  • dyed green turquoise beads
  • dyed & stabilized blue turquoise beads
  • freshwater pearls
  • copper beads
  • sterling silver beads
  • sterling silver heart accent
  • sterling silver hook & eye clasp
  • Soft Flex moderate duty nylon coated stainless steel cord (30 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. Use a soft jewelry polishing cloth to clean tarnish appearing on metal.

The various beads and beading cord are robust to hard pulls and tugs from young hands. As with all beaded jewelry: do not let young toddlers chew on it.

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Not all jewelry - particularly beaded jewelry - work well with all necklines. The 20" necklace is mid-length, which means it will rest naturally for many women in the top third of the sternum. This length is suitable with necklines of most crew necks and scoop necks, but it might compete with some V-necks.