Here's an old, sterling silver and turquoise, disc shaped bead necklace with a similar, but larger, pendant. One side of the pendant
has a stunning turquoise stone.
All of the handmade beads, and the handmade pendant, are reversible as they have different hand stamped designs on either side.
Please see the pictures displayed above as they will describe this beautiful, and extremely well made, example of genuine Native
American jewelry, better than any words that we may write.
Here are some details:
The necklace measures 26", including the clasp. The pendant is 2" in diameter. The necklace's beads diminish in size from 7/8"
at the front, down to 5/8" towards the back. The total weight is 142 grams.
The silver bars, at both ends of the necklace, are 3"' long and one of them is stamped sterling and has the artist's hallmark (CB).
The seller at the estate sale said that the former owner of this necklace had a large collection of Navajo handmade jewelry, all of which
she purchased directly from the artists while visiting the Navajo Reservation, so we know that it is certainly Navajo made. She did not
recall the artist's name.
Despite it's age, this wonderful old beauty is still in remarkably good condition. It can use some cleaning and polishing (if you want it to
look newer), but we'll leave that for it's next owner. Our policy is that we never clean vintage jewelry as most collectors prefer to receive
these older pieces "as is".
Some pictures are enlarged to show details.
The coin in one of the pictures is a quarter.
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