Joie de Vivre jewelry

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"C & C" could stand for calm and confident, cool and comfortable or colorful and chrysocholla; any one captures the vibe of this 18 1/2" mid-length necklace of turquoise, brushed sterling silver, chrysocholla and moukaite. The lime green round beads are dyed chalk turquoise (a soft, chalk-like stone that is dyed and stabilized like turquoise), the larger round beads are stabilized turquoise, the blue-green rectangles are chyrsocholla, a soft sheet silicate forming in copper-rich regions, and the rust colored ovals are a kind of jasper called moukaite (or mookaite) from Australia. Delicate Japanese glass spacers are used between the beads to keep the necklace flexible, and the necklace is fastened with a sterling silver toggle clasp.

Cost: $89.00 USD

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M a t e r i a l s  &  C a r e 

Length: necklace - 18 1/2"

Materials:

  • dyed chalk turquoise beads
  • turquoise beads
  • chrysocholla beads
  • moukaite beads
  • brushed sterling silver beads
  • Japanese glass seedbeads
  • sterling silver lobster clasp
  • Soft Flex heavy duty nylon stainless steel cord (40 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.

Although many of the beads are of a softer material, they are strung together on a heavyweight beading cord that should withstand determined toddler tugging. As with all beaded jewelry: do not let young toddlers chew on it.

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This 18.5" necklace has larger stones so it requires more flat surface area to look its best, such as over simple tees or fine gauged sweaters. It's a terrific statement necklace with a moderate v-neck but the volume could be bulky and awkward under a blazer.