100 % grade A natural Malachite beads are strung on nickel silver foxtail beading chain with hand made sterling silver disk beads to make this 16-inch long necklace. The Malachite beads are hand shaped and polished to show their natural swirling lines in shades of green. Each bead is separated with a 6 mm hand made sterling silver disk bead. The disk beads are made by the Navajo artist Eric Begay.
Hanging from the center of the Malachite and sterling silver necklace is a signed Southwest style sterling silver and Malachite pendant. The pendant measures 1 inch by 3/4 inch with a 20mm X 15 mm Malachite cabochon, bezel-set, in a sterling silver leaf motif. The pendant hangs down 1 inch from the center of the necklace. It is stamped "sterling" for precious metal content and Hallmarked LA * (with a pentagram). A rhodium-plated lobster-claw clasp is used to secure the necklace when worn.
Malachite bead necklace with a Southwest style pendant