SOLD Navajo Liquid Silver + Coral Necklace + Earring Set
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Lovely liquid silver five strand necklace and matching earring set. Set with small coral beads - has a beautiful drape to it, handcrafted circa 1970's by Navajo, Native American silversmiths.
Necklace 68cm (longest strand). Earrings 7.5cm Long (excluding hooks)
26 grams (set)
None, but this is common with older Native American jewellery. Acid tests positive for sterling silver.
Coral, Sterling Silver
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 set.
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.
Liquid silver jewelry is composed of one or more slender, delicate-looking strands of shiny sterling silver; the strands are so sleek and pliable, they appear to be made of liquid. Each strand looks like one unbroken piece of flexible, fine silver. This, however, is an illusion. Liquid silver has an interesting structure and unique origins. It comes in many forms and is easy to care for. Read more: What Is Liquid Silver? | eHow http://www.ehow.com/about_6628459_liquid-silver_.html#ixzz2WBSEb4Eb **** FIX ***