Joie de Vivre jewelry

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The acrobatics known as "flying trapeze" acts were created in 1859 when a Frenchman named Leotard connected cords to a bar and practiced exercises over his family's swimming pool to eventually perform in the Cirque Napoleon. Today, the flying trapeze remains one of the most popular acts at the circus as well as inspiring a number of trapeze schools. The "trapeze" in this necklace is a simple bar of sterling silver wire, strung with rose quartz beads and wrapped by gorgeous blue topaz faceted gemstones. Like most blue topaz available as beaded jewelry components, it has been heated to achieve the delicate blue color (natural topaz in generally colorless or yellow, turning to pink or blue when heated and/or irradiated). The clasp is a cool hinged hook to keep the trapeze where it belongs and not flying off!

Cost: $194.00 USD

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Length: necklace - 18"

Materials:

  • faceted blue topaz gemstone beads
  • rose quartz beads
  • sterling silver beads
  • sterling silver wire
  • sterling silver chain and hinged hook 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. Use a soft jewelry polishing cloth to clean tarnish appearing on silver.

The sterling silver chain and wire are robust to tugs and pulls, though care should be taken not to pull the topaz strand too much as it may distort the wrapping. As with all beaded jewelry: do not let young toddlers chew on it.

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This 18" length should position the "trapeze" below the collar bone. The boxy design means that it would likely be awkward under a collared shirt, but it could work with a shell and blazer.