Presented here is a piece of Estate jewelry from the South West.
This is an 18-inch strand of vintage hand made sterling silver "Navajo Pearls." These rare, hard to find beads were each hand made and stamped by a member of the Navajo Tribe. The necklace is made with 37 sterling silver hollow beads that range in size from 16 mm round to 10 mm round. Each bead has been stamped with a traditional "rain" symbol around its center. They have been polished and re-strung on foxtail nickel silver chain in the traditional way, with a sterling silver hook and eye clasp to secure the necklace when worn. The beads are strung graduating in size from the largest ones at the center of the necklace and the smallest ones near the clasp at the back of the piece. The necklace weighs 2 ounces and is 18 inches in length.
"Navajo Pearls" are collectible vintage jewelry items. The early "Navajo Pearls" that were hand made are rare and hard to find.
This strand is in very good condition for its age and would make a wonderful addition to a South West jewelry collection or a great necklace to start a collection with. The piece will be sent to you in a gift box for keeping or giving.
Native American "Navajo Pearl" sterling silver necklace