Joie de Vivre jewelry

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In Greek mythology, Zephyr was the West Wind responsible for the gentle winds of returning spring; even today, we refer to a light breeze as a zephyr. The cool blue of aquamarine and icy green of the tourmaline crystals speak of the earliest days of spring when colors are pale and cool and the winds have lost their icy edge and force, before the arrival of the more tumultuous rains and gusts of April. The aquamarine gemstones are cut in a pleasing, wavy puff pillow shape and the tourmaline gemstones are preserved close to their natural state as cylindrical crystals. The 18" length can be shortened by moving the S-hook clasp to different links in the sterling silver chain.

Cost: $178.00 USD

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Length: necklace - 16"-18"


  • aquamarine gemstone beads
  • green tourmaline gemstone beads
  • sterling silver beads
  • sterling silver chain and S-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 top-drilled tourmaline crystals have narrow diameter holes and the thinner beading cord is less robust to distortion and breakage from sustained hard tugs than thicker cord. As with all beaded jewelry: do not let young toddlers chew on it.

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This 18" princess length can be shortened to approximately 16" without affecting the style so it can be adjusted to fit a neckline if needed. Generally, it should work well with most casual tops, though probably not turtlenecks or tops with deeper necklines. It's an elegant design with interest, thanks to the unusual green tourmaline top drilled crystals.