Joie de Vivre jewelry

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This anatomically correct rendering of a human heart as a sterling silver pendant is a good reminder that our hearts are strong, resilient muscles. In one of Barbara Kingsolver's books, a character remarks how it's the liver that should be considered the fragile, "breakable" organ, not the heart. Hearts are tough. In an average lifetime, a human heart will beat about 2 billion times. In a year, your heart will pump over 2 1/2 million liters of blood throughout your body (that's about 650,000 gallons). All this is from an organ about the size of your fist. The sterling silver heart is paired with a thin 16" sterling silver curb chain necklace with spring ring clasp.

If you love the design but would prefer it in bronze and gold, see your heart is a muscle (bronze)!

Cost: $41.00 USD

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Length: necklace - 16"


  • sterling silver pendant
  • sterling silver curb chain & spring clasp

Care & cleaning: Clean with warm soapy water and avoid chemical or abrasive cleaners.

The pendant and chain should be robust to most hard tugs and pulls, but a very sharp yank could break the thin chain. As with all beaded jewelry: do not let young toddlers chew on it.

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This 16" necklace with pendant is versatile and can be worn with casual tops (crew necks, V-necks) and higher-neck blouses or deeper V collared shirts.