GARDEN PANSY COLLAR NECKLACE
• Gold and silver overlay
• Freshwater pearls
• Gold overlay chain
• Sliding bead clasp
• Adjustable: 16-24 1/2" long
Named for the goddess Niobe, this magical metal is Holly Yashi’s signature material. Like gold and silver, niobium is an element from the natural world. It is rare, precious, and has the working qualities of fine silver. Niobium is extremely strong yet remarkably lightweight, and though naturally a dull grey in color, it possesses a chameleon-like capacity to retain a wide range of vibrant hues. When submersed in a salt-water bath that is charged with an electric current, the niobium oxidizes. The radiant colors unique to the Holly Yashi designs are the metal’s own permanent oxide—not dye or paint—and they will never rub off the jewelry. It is the perfect metal to work with and to wear!
Cleaning and Care
Fingerprints, body oil, lotions, perfumes, and hairspray can all make your jewelry look dull, but niobium can easily be cleaned. To restore your jewelry to its original brilliance, gently buff with glass cleaner or soapy water and a soft cloth. Since many of our pieces are hand treated with tiny glass beads, never use an abrasive material for cleaning, as it may damage the finish. Niobium is completely hypoallergenic, leaves no residue, and with proper care will never tarnish or fade.
Swarovski Crystal -
Swarovski crystals have a magical sparkling quality that reflects the dazzling spirit of Holly Yashi jewelry. Just as their creator, Daniel Swarovski, was inspired in 1895 to mimic the Aurora Borealis in his crystal, the designs that come from our studio are also stimulated by the beauty of the natural world surrounding us.
At Holly Yashi, we’ve partnered with Swarovski to include the world’s highest quality of crystals in our collections. Swarovski crystals are not only revered for their quality, but also for their inexplicable beauty. These dazzling crystals can be found in many of Holly’s original designs as well as in several prominent fashion houses around the world.
Cleaning and Care
Crystal can become dulled by body oils, lotions, perfumes, and hairspray. To clean your crystal jewelry, use warm soapy water and dry thoroughly with a soft cloth. Do not use an ultrasound cleaner.