Joie de Vivre jewelry

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Tethys was a Titan married to fellow Titan Ocean, the Lord of the great river encircling the earth. Together, they had many, many children, including all the nymphs and river gods. Tethys and Ocean also raised Hera, daughter of Rhea and Cronus. She and her siblings like Rhea were the first generation of gods, children of the earth (Gaea) and heavens (Uranus). Tethys' bounty is that of water, and the richly layered necklace honors the colors and materials of the seas and rivers which were her domain. Freshwater rice pearls swirl and intertwine with rough nuggets of aquamarine (a sailors' talisman) and smooth rondelles of apatite. The open cable sterling silver chain enables one to adjust the length slightly, from approximately 24" to 26".

Cost: $190.00 USD

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Length: necklace - 24"-26"

Materials:

  • freshwater rice pearls
  • dyed freshwater pearls
  • aquamarine gemstone beads
  • apatite gemstone beads
  • Japanese glass seedbeads
  • sterling silver beads
  • sterling silver chain and lobster clasp
  • Power Pro moderate duty braided Spectra Fiber™ (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 silver.

The bead thread is strong but pearls are relatively soft and should be treated with care; plus, the glass seedbead spacers can be crushed. As with all beaded jewelry: do not let young toddlers chew on it.

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This long 24"-26" necklace is versatile and can be worn with casual tops (crew necks, V-necks, turtlenecks) as well as blouses or collared shirts. It has a larger scale and tends to be a dominant element in an outfit so care should be taken when pairing it with other patterns or jewelry.