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Needle Point Turquoise Necklace and Earrings
Offered for sale: Outstanding needle point turquoise cluster style necklace with matching earrings for pierced ears.
The necklace measures a maxim of 30 inches end to end. The necklace length can be adjusted from 21 to 30 inches. The necklace has 6 question mark style clusters of needle point turquoise. The question mark shaped clusters measure 1 3/4 by 1 1/4 inches. Two of the clusters are joined together in the middle of the necklace by a half circle of needle point turquoise with drop consisting of a round cluster of 1 inch diameter needle point turquoise.
On each side of the large middle cluster are 2 of the question mark shape turquoise clusters . The clusters are all joined together with a hook and eye elements. On the necklace and earrings, the individual pieces of needle point turquoise are terminated by a silver bead. Twisted wire decoration lines the upper edge of the clusters.
The earrings which have a drop of 2 1/4 inches ( from the post to the bottom of the earring ) are made up of one of the question mark cluster like the question mark cluster in the necklace hanging from a round 1 inch diameter cluster which matches the drop hanging from the double cluster on the necklace. The earrings are for pierced ears.
The earrings and the necklace are both marked 'Sterling' on the back. The necklace also has the hallmark 'BY' of the silversmith who made it. 'BY' possibly stands for Ben Yazzie, Navajo.
Note: There has been 1 repair , a replaced piece of turquoise on the double drop immediately above where the drop attaches to the necklace.
Gender: Female, Age Group: Adult, Color: Silver/turquoise, Size: Necklace - 21 to 30 inches/Earrings 2 1/4 inch drop
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Linda - Linda's Antiques, Sunnyvale, CA
Specializing in Fine, Costume, Native American and one of a kind Silver Jewelry
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