SOLD 1980's Native American Inlay Turtle Necklace
Sold Vintage Jewellery
1980''s hand crafted, Native American sterling silver necklace. Liquid silver chain with a sand cast turtle pendant - inlaid with turquoise, mother of pearl and onyx.
Chain 40cm, Pendant 2cm x 2.5cm
None, but this is common with older Native American jewellery. Acid tests positive for sterling silver.
Mother of Pearl, Onyx, Sterling Silver, Turquoise
Spectacular vintage condition. Shows mild wear commensurate with age, no dings or chips, will come with some patina, as level of polish is a matter of taste. Has a handcrafted look to it - amazing vintage necklace.
About this Piece
Sterling is an alloy of silver containing at least 92.5% pure silver (925 parts of 1000 thus the 925 stamp), the remainder is made up of a mix of metals (most commonly copper) used to make the metal workable. Pure silver is generally considered too soft to work with, although you can find silver jewellery at 950 or 980, even the occasional 99.9% fine silver, which can be work-hardened to increase durability.