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SOLD 1970's Navajo Malachite Sterling Feather Necklace + Earrings

Native American Vintage Jewellery
1970's

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$229.00

Stunning and elegant 1970's hand crafted Native American necklace and earring set. Three pieces of polished, rich green malachite set in a hand beaten sterling silver border with a feather dangle. Lovely box link hand made chain with a safety clasp and matching post back earrings. Stamped sterling, gorgeous rare set, fine example of genuine Navajo made jewellery.

Item Details

Size

Necklace: Wearable length is 46cm but the bottom pendant hangs another 6cm below this, 2cm wide. Earrings: 2cm x 6.2cm

Weight

Necklace 19 Grams, Earrings 9 Grams (the pair)

Hallmark

STERLING

Materials

Malachite, Sterling Silver

Condition Report

Spectacular condition. Shows mild wear commensurate with age, will come with some patina as level of polish is a matter of taste, no chips or scratches, had a hand crafted look to it - stunning vintage set.

About this Piece

Sterling Silver

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.

Malachite

Malachite is a brightly banded green mineral carbonate that forms deep underground, most often as a result of weathering of copper ores - it is the copper component that gives it it's rich green tone. Archaeological evidence suggests we have been carving out of Malachite as far back as 4,000 BC. Malachite is soft and a little brittle, it is sensitive to both acids and heat and requires gentle care, no chemicals or ultrasonic cleaning, avoid makeup, perfumes and cleaning products.